Cover to Cover #298A: Reviews

Michael and Michael kind of run amok. 'Nuff said.

Listener Review: Web Genii gives us a review of the "Queen of the Orcs" series, consisting of King's Property, Clan Daughter and Royal Destiny by Morgan Howell.

Listener Review: Natalie gives us a review of Dragonharper by Anne and Todd McCaffrey.

Submitting Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know!

Can you do an audio book review no longer than 3 minutes? Here's what we're looking for:
* Book title, author, publisher, cost
* Must have been published within the past calendar year
* Why did you like the book?
* What about the book will you remember a year from now?
* Why do you want to recommend this book to other potential readers?

If you can record it yourself and email it to Michael, all the better!

The Library: New arrivals this week: Bone Song by John Meaney; Grease Monkey by Tim Eldred; Alliance Space by C. J. Cherryh; Matter by Iain M. Banks.

Don't forget, you can also comment on books listed in The Library... look through the listings and feel free to post your thoughts and comments there.

Promo: Renaissance Festival Podcast


  1. Nice way to relate baseball to writing.

  2. Hey!

    So there was some discussion of transhumanism (sp?) and more specifically the question of what constitutes "cheating" or trying to beat the system in terms of personal enhancement. There was a suggestion of other reading material that might address this and I wanted to chime in.

    First - Ghost In The Shell by Masamune Shiro (Manga and Anime)
    The GitS series, especially the first movie and the manga raise the questions of what it means to be human, and at what point does one cease to be human when one starts replacing parts. This isn't so much beating the system as contemplations on what the cost o trying to do so might be.

    For a more specifically "is this cheating" question check out...
    Second - Black Jack by Osamu Tezuka
    Black Jack follows the stories of a genius, if sort of amoral, doctor. He is a sort of mercenary doctor, taking risky jobs for high pay. IN any case the "virus" that takes center stage in the movie enhances peoples potential, be it physical, or mental, with a dire cost. The question comes, are the accomplishments of these people still theirs, or simply a side effect of the virus.

    Oop, I've gotta get back to work, I'll drop some more later if I get the chance!