Geek Lit: Joe Haldeman’s The Accidental Time Machine

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Time travel is a well-established tradition in science fiction.

So, what happens when someone discovers a time machine that doesn’t seem to work, only travels one way through time (forward), and no one seems quite sure why it works at all?

That’s the premise behind author Joe Haldeman’s novel The Accidental Time Machine.  Review and maybe some mild SPOILERS after the cut.

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Gabbing Geek 53: Slice And Dice

Gabbing Geek 53: Slice And Dice
Gabbing Geek 53: Slice And Dice

Gabbing Geek 53: Slice And Dice, has 100% more female whale genitalia than you were expecting!  First we cover Lego Dimensions and some Marvel TV news before bringing you an epic, impromptu space adventure featuring things about whales you never knew you always wanted to hear. Finally, we wrap things up with an upgraded spelling test to see who knows their fictional swords!  You can listen to the episode right now or jump after the break to read more!

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Tom Recommends: Christopher Moore’s “Lamb”

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One of my favorite living authors is Christopher Moore.  Moore’s an American humor writer that often uses the supernatural and the weird for his jokes.  I’ve enjoyed most of his novels, with an exception here and there.  His vampire trilogy would have worked out fine as just one book, since the sequels had an obnoxious Goth girl narrating large chunks of the book, and The Stupidest Angel seems like something he threw together rather quickly as an excuse to let a bunch of characters he had from other books to meet up and hang out for Christmas.

But his best book may very well be his most controversial:  Lamb:  The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal.

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