New book review up

Light years from safety, deep in enemy space, and dead for a hundred years. How do you get your fleet home? Dauntless is a fun yarn about a anabasis-style "long retreat" in space — good fun, with a solid take on realistic space combat.

Entertaining, if not the terribly challenging. Popcorn sci-fi? Maybe, but sometimes I like popcorn.

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless | TheMittani.com
Take a moment and imagine the following situation in Eve. Let’s say you’re part of a large alliance fleet. In fact, you’re part of the largest fleet your alliance has ever managed to put together – nearly every pilot who can fly anything larger than a frigate has shown up for the most audacious …

The name sounds like a Penny Arcade joke, but like De, it still seems to point at…

The name sounds like a Penny Arcade joke, but like De, it still seems to point at a perhaps temporary subgenre that speaks to me. I feel like Joe Abercrombie lives here, with all his really nice book covers. There's something to be said for authors taking back what's supposed to be a derogatory term.

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Grimdark: what is it? I had no idea until recently, other than it pisses off authors who are labeled with it. So I looked it up. This turned out to be a bad idea, because it’s a bigger subject than I should probably get into at six-thirty in the morning on a school day with a cheesecake to drop …