Cyber Walden update
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Books Page Update: Cyber Walden

I’ve decided to update the books page with the non-fiction books I’ve written, including the newest release Cyber Walden. Even though they are academic books and probably quite dry as writing style goes, I think they are accesible because of the subject matter. One is my master thesis, Gamified Life: Signs and Meanings which deals with several topics – game semiotics, the creation of meaning in video games and gamification […]

Bogdan Albina
uriel ventris
Book Review

Uriel Ventris Chronicles Volume One (The Ultramarines Omnibus) by Graham McNeill – Review

Uriel Ventris Chronicles Volume One is a huge omnibus collecting 3 novels and 3 short stories written by Graham McNeill for the Black Library. The novels are Nightbringer, Warriors of Ultramar, and Dead Sky, Black Sun and they follow the adventures of Uriel Ventris, Captain of the Fourth Company of the Ultramarines Chapters of the Space Marines. In my first read, I expected more story and less correct lore about […]

Bogdan Balostin
Sacrosanct
Book Review

Sacrosanct and other stories – Review

This must be my first foray into the Age of Sigmar literature. Before Warhammer Age of Sigmar, there was Warhammer Fantasy and I, like any true novices, know nothing about that either. So what is “Sacrosanct and other stories”? It is an anthology of short stories centered on, well, the worlds and characters living in the world of the Age of Sigmar. The Age of Sigmar literature started with the […]

Bogdan Balostin
nexus
Book Review

Nexus and other stories – Review

I am not a new grunt in the vast armies of Warhammer 40K so when I see the label “Great First Read” I’m wary of going in without my helmet of doubt. But I’ve learned to expect the best from Warhammer’s anthologies, so I quickly delve into Nexus and other stories. I’ll start with the conclusion. The anthology Nexus and other stories is a mixed bag, with more than half […]

Bogdan Balostin
Ravenor
Book Review

Ravenor Omnibus by Dan Abnett – Review

If Eisenhorn was a story about a man surrounded by a capable team, then Ravenor is a story about a team led by a powerful man. If you’re even remotely curious about Ravenor and you haven’t read Eisenhorn, what are you doing here? Ravenor is the second trilogy in a trilogy of trilogies and that makes Eisenhorn a mandatory read. On the other hand, you can read the Ravenor novels […]

Bogdan Balostin
dead men walking
Book Review

Dead Men Walking by Steve Lyons – Review

Dead Men Walking starts with a Necron invasion. But who or what are Necrons? The Necrons are the terminators of Warhammer 40K Universe. Hard to kill, they always get back up, made from a self-repair metallic skeleton. How in the Emperor’s name do you defeat these things? Of course, you call the… Space Marines. Nope. My mistake. Not this time. This time, the space marines are busy. You call the […]

Bogdan Balostin
Fifteen Hours
Book Review

Fifteen Hours by Mitchel Scanlon – Review

Do you ever think how awful war is? Especially when you don’t even have a choice about it. Your enemies will kill you because they are mindless beasts who only want to make war (or WAAAGH!) and your allies will kill you if you don’t respect orders, even if these so-called orders are sometimes nonsensical and will guarantee your death. Yeah, that is what it is to be a simple […]

Bogdan Balostin