Archive for February 11th, 2013

book cover williams dread empires fall

I’ve updated the “What I’m reading widget” with the latest entry in my “I need a break from History and Politics, so give me spaceships and aliens” list. In this case, part one of  Walter Williams’ space opera trilogy, “Dread Empire’s Fall: the Praxis.”

I’m only a few chapters in, but, so far, it moves quickly and is very enjoyable, just the way good space opera should be. And the setting is a bit different: instead of a human-dominated galaxy or multi-stellar state, Mankind is just one species in a vast Empire (which, per the title, is about to fall apart) controlled by the lizard-like Shaa and governed under their brutal, totalitarian religion, the Praxis. The last of the Shaa has died, and things are about to get “interesting,” in the sense of the old Chinese proverb.

I’ll post a review when I’m done.

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