Monday, April 29, 2019

Stephen King - The Dark Tower / ...


I was looking forward to read more of The Dark Tower aka The Gunslinger series by Stephen King. Strangely enough, the fact that it's an ending series seems to put me off! I've read part 1 to 6, and they were fine, but I just wanted this series to go on and on, I guess...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Amy Duboff - Cadicle


Space Opera. The cover claims: "Reads like a classic from the masters."

And indeed it does. A bad classic. By masters in what exactly? Sorry, but this one's a definite do not read.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Game of Thrones - Season 5


Not all seasons are created equal. The episodes in season 5 of Game of Thrones are of 'varying quality'... With its weakest point the Dorne arc...

Friday, April 19, 2019

Craig Alanson - Aces


The cover blurb says it all: kids are not supposed to rescue their parents. Well, in this case they do.

This is a YA but it's also perfectly suitable for younger kids as well as adults. Entertaining.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Glynn Stewart - Space Carrier Avalon / Stellar Fox / ...


It’s military space opera, small federation fighting big evil commonwealth, hotshot pilot becomes captain after an accident.

It isn’t bad, but we’ve seen all of this before. (David Weber, anyone?) Fortunately Stewart’s writing and plots are better than, for example, Nuttall’s.

Monday, April 8, 2019

John Scalzi - Old Man's War / The Ghost Brigades


Turn retirees into cannon-fodder. It's some kind of pension, I guess...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Alan Wake (XBox360 / XBox One)

Gaming. Review.

Remember Alan Wake? In 2010 Remedy Entertainment and Microsoft Studios released Alan Wake for XBox and PC.

That's almost 10 years ago... So... why revisit it?

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

SqueezeBox - SQB v0.22x

SQB has been updated to 0.22x. It now can launch multiple instances of Sox, vastly improving conversion speed (3 to 4 times faster in typical use scenarios on a Ryzen 12 core processor).

Monday, April 1, 2019

Game of Thrones - Season 4


Many claim season 4 to be the best season of Game of Thrones thus far. They just might be right...

Where to start... at the beginning, I guess 😁

Spoilers ahead.