Review: “Change Agent” by Daniel Suarez

Change Agent by Daniel Suarez. Penguin Group. 412 pages. I’m a big fan of Daniel Suarez. I consider him the worthy successor of Michael Crichton in the genre of techno-thrillers. If you don’t know what a techno-thriller is, think of Crichton’s books: Congo, Andromeda Strain, and even Juriassic Park. Generally it includes books that speculate … More Review: “Change Agent” by Daniel Suarez

Review: “Time Travelers Never Die” by Jack McDevitt

Time Travelers Never Die by Jack McDevitt. Penguin Group. 384 pages. I’m a fan of time-travel stories. Let me clarify that: I’m a fan of well-written time-travel stories. Time travel is one of those memes that sounds great and exciting but can lead you down either the rabbit hole of cliches such as “let’s kill … More Review: “Time Travelers Never Die” by Jack McDevitt

Old Wine in New Wineskins

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”  –Ecclesiastes 1:9 Another school year has started–the 19th for me as a university professor (amazing!)–and I have classrooms full of students who are eager … More Old Wine in New Wineskins