Lizard Brain is a shared blog about Science Fiction and Fantasy from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.


by Daniel Abraham

James S. A. Corey has earned both a Hottie and an Unexpected Surprise. Because I have just finished rewatching Dodgeball, I can say nothing else about this without the risk of saying something I will later regret.

My kindergarten-age daughter has not seen the film, but does sometimes spontaneously say “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.”  Ah, the things they pick up in daycare…

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  1. Dodge ball has been know to rupture achilles tendons. At least she’s not saying, “If you can dodge a car, you can dodge a ball.” At that point, you need to put the child on a leash.

  2. Actually, pretty sure I’m the one that told her that line, Daniel. The line should be, “Ah, the things she picks up in daycare/Ty’s house. . .”

  3. I just have to say, Leviathan wakes is most definitely the best science fiction book I read in 2011. Pretty much everything that is awesome in a space opera setting and then some, but one thing that really differentiated it to me was the fact that it was all set in our own solar system. Kind of like Firefly and Mass Effect combined, but better.

    Can’t wait for Caliban’s War.

    • Thank you very much, GD.

      Oddly enough, both Firefly and Mass Effect include interstellar travel. In Firefly’s case, it occurs before the events of the TV show, but it still exists. In Mass Effect, you zoom around the galaxy like you’re driving to the corner store.

      I’m a huge fan of both, of course. I totally want a ship that can get me out to Epsilon Eridani in time for afternoon tea. 🙂

      • lol I know firefly and Mass Effect involve interstellar travel, I meant they remind me a bit of Leviathan Wakes because of the working together as a team on a spaceship in a huge space opera setting. The fact that Leviathan Wakes does that all in our solars system without losing really any sense of scale is awesome.

        And I’d rather go to Gliese 581 than Epsilon Eridani, personally. More potential for habitability, and therefor more plaes to have tea. 🙂

  4. Hi Daniel,

    I am in the middle of reading your long price quartet and i am truly enjoying it! So thanks for that. Fortunately, i was able to buy the TOR hardcovers with the gorgeous Martiniere covers…very nice 🙂
    I was wondering, is there any way to contact you? There’s an idea floating around in my head which could turn into a kind of business proposal to you. Maybe you, as the blog owner, can see my email adress (which i had to enter to be able to post here)?


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