Monday, July 26, 2021
More old stuff dating back to the golden era, this is the second part of an Ace 'Double', a pocket containing two novels in one book.
The aliens, so different from humanity at the beginning of the book, blend in a little too easy. The whatever-the-name-enemy from another dimension is not convincing. And the story didn't age very well.
Monday, July 19, 2021
I love my cheap, macho military / action / adventure SF. And because dumb books are easy to digest whilst doing something else I'm more than happy to look the other way.
But... there are limits. Especially when the same mistakes are made over and over again.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Monday, July 5, 2021
There's a whole subset of romance novels in fantasy settings, which all seem to follow a certain pattern. This is one of those.
Sometimes they stand out (Rachel Aaron's DFZ series, for example) and sometimes they are 'pulpish' (like this one). Great if it's your thing, but Lindsay Buroker can do better, as she proved with her Dark Currents series.
Thursday, July 1, 2021
I edited one of the images I found on https://www.collectedcurios.com/ and modified it a bit to make it a better wallpaper.
More wallpapers (every month a new one), click and scroll down.
(Click on the images themselves to enlarge.)
Monday, June 28, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
Yeah, I know. Lot's of old anime lately.
Hyperpolice. Starts of as a comedy, but does introduce some more moral points of discussion during the series. Only 25 episodes, and not very well known... in the west.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
It's a good thing I'm not the only one who doesn't know where he'll end up.
The truth is, most of us only discover where we are heading when we arrive...
Monday, May 31, 2021
Strange... I'm pretty sure I've read some of his work, but I cannot recall a single title. Oh well... I had totally different expectations of these two books. I was expecting large, grand space opera, and though it features explorers, fighting for their lives, spaceships, aliens and what not...
Monday, May 24, 2021
Monday, May 17, 2021
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
(For clarification: the WOL tool is NOT running INSIDE VirtualBox.)
Friday, May 7, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
You can turn any 'prompt' into a short story, and it's worth doing so. At least to try to, now and again.
Monday, May 3, 2021
Shadow and Bone is a fantasy series on Netflix, with shades of The Witcher, Game of Thrones, Shanara, and every other fantasy series ever. Which doesn't make it bad. In fact, it throws in enough interesting twists to make it worth your while.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021
Some anime series can get rather complex... And some of those series made it to NetFlix (NL).
I haven't seen the following (yet) but I thought it best to start with figuring out the proper viewing order. So, as far as I can tell...
Monday, April 26, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
... congratulations! Indeed, Wattpad is a serious problem 😁
Yeah, I know, I'm just jealous of those very successful authors with millions of (unpaying) readers. Then again, am I that jealous?
Monday, April 19, 2021
Jumper (the 2008 movie) could have been the start of a great franchise, even if it had little to do with the books.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
As I said before, if you suffer from writer's block then write some bad poetry. Coincidentally, the new F1 🏎️ season just started. Tomorrow's race two, and with some (bad) luck Mercedes will be just as boringly reliable as always...
But... it did inspire me to write some bad poetry...
Friday, April 16, 2021
' A clubber who wants to damage a diabolical, holy symbol, but it will introduce a dangerous technology to the world. '