Thursday, September 2, 2010

Psi Hunt by Michael Kurland

First sentence:

"The Plaza DiLauria Complex, the World's largest hotel and convention center, was stuffed from the eighth subcellar to the rotating observation platform this Power Day weekend."


"Astral Emprise sold metaphysics, mysticism, paranormal phenomena, astrology lessons--and anything else that Believers were willing to spend a dollar on.

Not the kind of operation the U.S. Navy was used to dealing with.

Until the People's Republic of China decided that it could blow up half the United States with five telepathic kids who spent their days watching grade-B war movies in an L.A. theater.

And Lieutenant Junior Grade Robert Burrows was assigned to call their bluff. . ." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

This was a good mix of science fiction and adventure. I liked how Burrows and Friendly bluffed their way into the enemy's headquarters.

Date read: 9/1/2010
Book #: 47
Challenge: Speculative Fiction Reading Challenge
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: SF

ISBN-10: 0425046648
ISBN-13: 9780425046647
Publisher: Berkley
Year: 1980
# of pages:
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
LibraryThing page

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Celebrate the Author Challenge 2010

Celebrate the Author Challenge 2010
Hosted by Becky of Becky's Book Reviews
12 Books, 12 Months
January - December 2010

"The challenge is designed to “celebrate” author birthdays. Choose one author for each month of the year. Read at least one book a month. 12 authors. 12 birthdays. If you like, you can read MORE than that. Read the books IN ANY ORDER YOU LIKE. As long as you've got one book representing an author birthday from each month of the year by the end, then you're good."

My list:


Thomas Tryon. The Other -- finished 1/23/2010


Asne Seierstad. The Bookseller of Kabul - finished 2/16/2010


Lois Lowry. Gathering Blue - finished 3/3/2010


Edmund Cooper. Sea-Horse in the Sky - finished 4/7/2010


Eoin Colfer. The Wish List -- finished 5/5/2010


Whitley Streiber. The Forbidden Zone -- finished 5/3/2010


David Eddings. The Redemption of Althalus -- finished 4/3/2010


Daniel Keyes. The Minds of Billy Milligan -- finished 8/30/2010



Lorenzo Carcaterra. Sleepers -- finished 6/5/2010


Mark Frost. The List of Seven -- finished 3/10/2010


John Berendt. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil -- finished 5/19/2010