Monday, July 26, 2021
Marion Zimmer Bradley - Seven from the Stars (1961)
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
A C Hadfield - Carson Mach
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
Sebastien de Castell - Traitor's Blade / Knight's Shadow
Monday, July 5, 2021
Lindsay Buroker - Dragon Blood Omnibus
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
Wallpaper - Roadkill Bar & Grill
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.)