Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance

Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance is the latest book in Lois McMaster Bujold’s long-running Vorkosigan series of space operas. It takes place between Diplomatic Immunity and Cryoburn, and though Miles Vorkosigan makes a brief appearance this is a book solidly about Miles’ cousin Ivan Vorpatril. Long-time readers of the series will be familiar with Ivan, who’s been [Read More…]

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The Complete Thinker

One of the things I found coming into the Catholic faith is that there had seemed to be a conspiracy against me.  Large swaths of history involving the Church were edited out of my education.  There was also a bit of self-censorship in the books I choose to read.  One of those “conspiracies” against me [Read More…]

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The Golden Spiders

I’m not sure why I don’t read more mysteries than I do since when I do pick up one I generally enjoy them.   Unlike my normal book reading experience I encounter mystery authors more via television and movies causing me to go back to the source. Mrs. Marple, Lord Peter Wimsey, etc were long [Read More…]

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