Will L. (Gillimer) - Reviews

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The American Zone
The American Zone
Author: L. Neil Smith
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/1/2007


Latest and least in the probability broach series. Prepare to be beaten over the head with the author's prejudices against anyone who disagrees with him about anything, including other libertarians.


Berserker Base
Review Date: 1/7/2007


Anthology of Berserker stories by divers hands, with "glue" material by Saberhagen added


Bluff Your Way in Computers (Bluffer's Guides (Cliff))
Review Date: 3/4/2007


Outdated and sometimes plumb WRONG. (He thinks that "dedicated wordprocessors" are *people*.)


Bluff Your Way in Sex
Bluff Your Way in Sex
Author: Don Steel, Eve Steel
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 10/1/2007


After slogging through this, I concluded that the bluff is not what it will tell you how to do, but the one perpetrated by the writers on people who have read other volumes of this normally informative and entertaining series. It is tossed off by a pair of middle-aged hipsters bent on showing how Clever they are, and, of course, anyone disagreeing with them is a "hypocrite".

It is also dated already. They carry on about our "hypocritical" society "ostracizing" Gary Hart -- the way it ostracized Bill Clinton?


Bluff Your Way in the Great Outdoors (Bluffer's Guides (Cliff))
Review Date: 12/28/2006


Lots of practical advice under the guise of cynical japery.


The Bluffer's Guide to Chess: Bluff Your Way in Chess
The Bluffer's Guide to Chess: Bluff Your Way in Chess
Author: B.W. Malpass
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/29/2006


Actually an interesting compendium of chess lore.


The Broken Cycle
The Broken Cycle
Author: A. Bertram Chandler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/18/2006


Grimes yet again gets into trouble in other universes


Christian Cyberspace Companion: A Guide to the Internet and Christian Online Resources
Review Date: 4/12/2007


Devotes rather a high proportion of space to Internet 101 stuff.


Chronicles of Mansoul: A John Bunyan classic
Chronicles of Mansoul: A John Bunyan classic
Author: Ethel Barrett
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/9/2006


Allegory, retelling of Bunyans' THE HOLY WAR


Collected Writings of St. Hereticus
Collected Writings of St. Hereticus
Author: Robert McAfee Brown
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/11/2006


Delightful, if slightly date, satirical writings on American Christian issues.


The Commodore At Sea/Spartan Planet
The Commodore At Sea/Spartan Planet
Author: A. Bertram Chandler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 12/2/2006


Collectors: Note that COMMODORE AT SEA is the same collection previously published in Ace Double format as ALTERNATE ORBITS.


Death by Deficit: A 2001 Novel
Death by Deficit: A 2001 Novel
Author: Richard Rohmer
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/13/2006


Appallingly bad writing, as Rohmer's Leader of the Opposition would say.


The Dharma of Star Wars
The Dharma of Star Wars
Author: Matthew Bortolin
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/15/2007
Helpful Score: 1


A "Buddhism for Dummies" invoking Star WArs examples.


Diabolus seeks revenge (A Regal galaxy book)
Diabolus seeks revenge (A Regal galaxy book)
Author: Tom Finley
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 9/9/2006


Cartoon retelling of Bunyan's THE HOLY WAR


Elementary Concepts of Topology
Elementary Concepts of Topology
Author: Paul Alexandroff, Alan E. Farley (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/16/2007


I found it not in the least "elementary".


Ella Enchanted
Ella Enchanted
Author: Gail Carson Levine
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/8/2007


As usual, forget the silly movie.


The Far Traveler
The Far Traveler
Author: A. Bertram Chandler
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/30/2006


Episodic space adventure filling in a gap of Grimes' career


Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
Author: Hal Hellman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/13/2006


Engaging history of modern mathematics as seen through critical disputes, although "feuds" may be stretching in some cases.


History's Trickiest Questions: 450 Questions That Will Stump, Amuse, and Surprise
Review Date: 3/27/2007


Marred by errors, particularly in the "religion" section (but how many in other sections did I *not* spot?), and oddly selective in range.


Inferno: A Chronicle of a Distant World
Inferno: A Chronicle of a Distant World
Author: Mike Resnick
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/1/2006


Too-clever recasting of recent Ugandan history as a tale of an alien planet and human colonialists.


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