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Douglas Milewski
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For your twisted enjoyment.

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Fallout 4 (2016)
<i>Fallout 4</i> (2016) brings us back the same Fallout that we've known since Fallout 3 and Fallout NV. The wasteland is the wasteland and war, war never ends. I'll get to the bad stuff first. The bad stuff for me is more apparent, while the good stuff tak...

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Marketing Do-Over
Background I originally published my Jura City trilogy between 2010 and 2013 to extremely limited sales (they sunk like lead weights). Over the years, I tried copious cover replacements, blurb rewrites, and marketing, all to minimal effect. I sold a few cop...

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The Forever War (1974)
The Forever War  (1974) by Joe Haldeman is a kick in the gut, followed by being drawn and quartered. This books grabs you by the throat and demands your full attention, sir, yes sir. A relatively short read by modern standards, it makes use of every word, n...

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The Ship Who Sang (1969)
The Ship Who Sang  (1969) by Anne McCaffrey is a fixup SF novel of a ship containing a malformed human, otherwise called a "brain." The novel read quite archaically, resembling an SF novel from the 50's far more than the late 60's, containing stiff sentence...

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Broken Katanas
What did the Japanese do with broken katanas? You'd think that something as laborious to make as a katana would have some recycling culture surrounding it. The users surely didn't part with such blades lightly. If you look at a ninja-to, they sure do look l...

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Space Warships
I'm toying about with space opera, and I'm thinking about how I'd like to type ships. Any organization must make reasonable sense to a reader without having to memorize a slew of specialized vocabulary. For interstellar ships, capable of crossing significan...

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Best Fictional Couples
I was asked, who was my favorite fictional couple? I've never asked myself this question, making my answer a challenge. I just don't think about books this way, which means that I haven't read those sorts of books very much. As couples go, I drift away from...
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