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What I read in 2013

In terms of quantity, I had kind of a lousy year in 2013: I only finished 11 books, and five of those (marked with asterisks below) were re-reads.

The list:

On the other hand: Quality. I really enjoyed all of them, and my six first-time reads were a nice mix of popcorn fun, mind-bending, gut-punching, and thought-provoking.

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January 4, 2014 Posted by | Books, geek, science fiction | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Solo, Captain of the Millennium Awesome.

Scott D.M. Simmons is a talented artist – check out his contributions to the Topps Widevision series of The Clone Wars sketch cards – and a super nice guy who’s clearly having fun with his work.

So when he started taking commissions for holiday gifts, I was struck with a lightning bolt of inspiration and shot him an email asking about commissioning a Star Wars sketch with a personal twist as a present for my friend Jim.

Or perhaps we should now call him Jim Solo:

See, Boba WOULDN'T let the Wookiee win, and this is what he got.

Chewbacca and the best backpack full of Life Day ornaments ever.

Not only is that a good likeness of Jim (right downto the ILM baseball cap he often sports), but I love Scott’s idea to have Chewie lugging around the busted-up Boba Fett armor.

Thanks, Scott – and Happy Life Day, Jim!

December 29, 2009 Posted by | 1980s, eighties, Film, geek, Ohio | , , , , | 2 Comments

   

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