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Articles by Larry Ketchersid

About Larry Ketchersid (46 Articles)
Author of two novels (Dusk Before the Dawn, Software by the Kilo) and one volume of non-fiction stories. CEO of a security software and services company; co-owner of JoSara MeDia, publisher of iPad apps, print and eBooks. Runner, traveler, Sharks fan, Rockets fan, Packers shareholder.

Our Evening with Carrie Fisher

“Dad,” asked my 21-year-old son, “do you think she’ll wear the Princess Leia outfit?” That, in a nutshell, is the now 55-year-old Carrie Fisher’s blessing and [...]

May 21, 2012 // 3 Comments

Who is John Carter? (A John Carter Primer)

With Disney’s trailers and announced March release of the movie John Carter, readers of the books that inspired the movie are at once hopeful and fearful: hopeful that [...]

January 25, 2012 // 6 Comments

REVIEW: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

REVIEW SUMMARY: A fast-paced story in a bleak future, where escape into virtual worlds is driven by a contest based on 1980s trivia and culture and the winner gets billions. [...]

January 19, 2012 // 6 Comments

AUDIO REVIEW: The Adventures of Doc Savage

REVIEW SUMMARY: Radio theater meets the Man of Bronze in this remastered edition of NPR’s 1985 broadcast of two classic Doc Savage Stories. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: [...]

March 3, 2011 // 1 Comment

Who is Doc Savage? (A Doc Savage Primer)

When SF Signal asked if I was interested in reviewing the recently released re-mastered audio version of two Doc Savage radio adventures, I quickly agreed. Since reading the [...]

February 14, 2011 // 10 Comments

REVIEW: Best Served Cold by Joe Abercrombie

REVIEW SUMMARY: Revenge is a dish best served rare and bloody, with side dishes of complex characters that might be good, or bad, or actually flawed like real people. MY [...]

January 31, 2011 // 7 Comments

REVIEW: The Kensei by Jon F. Merz

REVIEW SUMMARY: The world needs balance, grasshopper, and when I need balance from the onslaught of the vampires of Twilight I will enjoy the martial arts, sword wielding [...]

December 23, 2010 // 3 Comments

REVIEW: Blade Dancer by S.L. Viehl

REVIEW SUMMARY: Ender’s Game meets Payback in this standalone novel of the Stardoc universe. MY RATING: BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The death of her mother exposes Jory as a [...]

October 14, 2010 // 2 Comments

Donating Books for a Library in Kabul

This post is not about science fiction. Or is it? How out of this world is a 47 country NATO force in Afghanistan, situated at Northern Kabul Airport, working to bring about [...]

August 19, 2010 // 9 Comments

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