Playing the Enemy – Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation – John Carlin

The story of how Nelson Mandela became a free man and then united South Africa with the help of rugby. The story is fascinating, a real-life fairy tale. South Africa was on the brink of civil war but in large part through the efforts of Mandela, disaster was averted, and even turned into triumph. Perhaps this […]

The Rats, The Bats & The Ugly (Rats, Bats & Vats #2) by Eric Flint & Dave Freer

The second book in the series picks up directly where book one left off. Chip and Fitz are unfairly accused, Virginia is drugged and hidden. The Korozhet are known by our heroes to be the enemy, but they hold all the cards. The first half of this book, while necessary, is not really that much […]

Rats, Bats & Vats (Rats, Bats & Vats #1) – Eric Flint & Dave Freer

On the colony planet of Harmony and Reason, the colony’s shareholders are an entitled and elitist upper class, while the rest of the population is poor and indebted. Most of the lower class is made up of “Vats”, vat-grown humans based on genetic material brought from Earth. To make matters worse, insectoid/arachnid aliens have invaded, […]