Monday, March 28, 2022

A.G. Riddle - Departure


I recently watched the first two seasons of Manifest, and this book starts in a similar vein: an airplane that departs, only to arrive years later.

And that's where the similarity ends 😎

Monday, March 21, 2022

Yudhanjaya Wijeratne - The Salvage Crew


A displaced mind (transplanted from a human body into a spaceship’s central computer) is part of a salvage team, and tries hard to keep its human compagnons / workers / assets alive. 

Read by Nathan Fillion, who does a fairly good job, and the story ain’t half bad either. The ending is a little rapid, but otherwise a fine book, and a tad different from all the other stuff out there.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Wen Spencer - A Brother's Price


A ‘reverse world’ novel, where the men are rare, and thus valuable. It isn’t bad, but there’s little new in there except for the reversing of roles. It’s very well written, but halfway I gave up: there’s simply not enough happening.

(From Dapper / TellTales #110.)

Monday, March 7, 2022

Joel Shepherd – The Spiral Wars - Renegade / Drysine Legacy / Kantovan Vault (2015....)


Space Opera / Military SF, but with one twist: no artificial gravity thus far, which has a lot of impact on the scenes in space. Thus far it follows a predictable pattern (rogue starship flees because it’s captain was betrayed by the space navy’s top brass) but the alien races are interesting, the setting is interesting, and it’s completely without teen angst. (After sampling as many first person present tense works as I could I can only conclude that those are mainly targeted at YA / NA, and include lots of whining.) 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Wallpaper - Dragon Mural

A mural my youngest daughter and I painted. For more information see here.

(Click on the image to enlarge.)