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Monday, February 25, 2019

Spotlight on Mimadamos: The Eden of Choice by Chadi B. Ghaith

GNOSTIC DRUZE BRINGS ANCIENT BELIEFS TO LIGHT IN  

MIMADAMOS: THE EDEN OF CHOICE



BEIRUT, Lebanon –Lebanese author Chadi B. Ghaith brings beliefs that were held in secrecy for a thousand years to awareness in his latest book:  Mimadamos: The Eden of Choice  (Fifthscience  Inc. , July 5, 2017).  Ghaith’s first book revolves around an ancient triangle of the most significant characters on earth, paralleled by three of the most significant forces in life, and their combined story in space and time. Journey through this fable and explore the ideas that have mystified mankind for centuries: good and evil, heaven and hell, the beginning and end of the world. 

Did the ending precede the beginning? Are we only here on earth to comprehend its machinations? Is there room for choice to shape our
destiny in the wake of fate and its brutal logic?  Mimadamos is a unique, philosophically-rich fantasy which journeys through the depths of conflict and harmony that we understand as the spirit. It decodes the magic of the most ancient scripts known to man, the symbolic fall from Eden and the long anticipated armageddon, revealing a logic so unique that it brings history to its conclusive end.  

CHADI B GHAITH has spent many years introducing an ancient mind science referred to as  Fifthscience to the public;  Mimadamos is his first attempt at translating the magic of  Fifthscience in a modern narrative.  He is a native of Lebanon, however he  acquired his high school and university levels in Texas. Ghaith studied Arts and Film at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He now lives in Beirut with his wife and three children. You can connect with him at https://www.mimadamos.com/  .  

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

House of Assassins by Larry Correia


This is part of the Saga of the Forgotten Warrior, a series.   This book stood alone okay.   Ashok, is a Protector which appears to be like a US Marine, once a Protector, always a Protector.  This volume is his quest to protect Thera, the prophet.

There are a number of side stories that tie in, such as the Grand Inquisitor’s plot and the missing Librarian.  Colorful characters such as Gutch, blacksmith and thief, provide detail and interest to the overall plot.

I enjoyed the book but feel that starting at the beginning of the saga, I would have enjoyed it more. 


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove


Ruled Britannia by Harry Turtledove

Never thought I would be bored with anything Turtledove wrote but alas, I found this book boring.  The Spanish Armada was successful and England is now held by the Spanish.   A rebellion formatted by William Shakespeare is the theme.  Action didn’t ensue until the last 50 pages or so.

The story was interesting but for me it dragged until the end.

First Turtledove book I recall that I didn’t really like.


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Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher


I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book.  I must say I was delightfully surprised with what a good book it was.   It is a post apocalypse novel.  The world is burnt out and there are a very few survivors.  The story is about Griz.  Griz and a stolen dog fuel the plot.
The author does a great job keeping a secret until not far from the end of the book.  The character development is well done.  The story moves well and has a w

The state of the world is loosely explained.

The book was captivating and well done.

I highly recommend.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Record of a Space Born Few by Becky Chambers

This book details the lives of a group of survivors of Earth’s demise.   Their diaspora was fueled by the eventual desecration of Earth and the cannibalization of the remaining infrastructure to build a fleet of arks.  The remnants of Earth roamed fruitlessly until they were discovered by a wealth of aliens.  This book is a collection of the narratives of individuals of the Fleet.

There is very little action in this book.  It takes a look at the impact of a nomadic life on the individuals spotlighted by the author.  Chambers even looks at society through the eyes of an  alien.  

The book is not compelling, but it really is a good look at human nature and motivation.


I enjoyed it 

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Log of the Flying Fish by Harry Colllingwood


This story had the feel of old time SciFi.  The Victorian aspect gave it the H.G. Wells feeling.   The Flying Fish is a dirigible made of a mysterious metal alloy and powered by an equally mysterious element.  As much of the older SciFi, there is no attempt to make either of those facts’ probable.   The ship is built and staffed by four English gentlemen and their two man servants.  The story is their trips abroad.

The story suffers somewhat by the overly wordy descriptions and the
sattitudes and language of the supposed Victorian time period.  I cringed as they slaughtered animals for sport but that was normal for the time period depicted.

It was an interesting story but not gripping.


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