Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Moving a key element after analyzing Action / Tension ratio


I have absolutely no idea if this post is going to be useful in any way 😊 but I was revising the novel I'm working on, and trying to decide if I should do a change or not... just before completion.

I shouldn't, because it took me long enough to get this far, but I'm in doubt...

Monday, April 25, 2022

Netflix - Manifest - Season 1 / 2 (2018..2019)


Discontinued on NBC, continued on Netflix. A bit similar to Lost, but Lost never did it for me. Thus far, the first two seasons of this show are available on NetFlix NL, and those are good. Season 3 isn’t available in NL because some Belgian station is still broadcasting season 3. So I’ll have to wait a bit longer even for season 4. Oh well.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Ernest Cline - Armada


Another take on Ready Player One, another love song to the eighties. Well written, but frankly I find this new take on the same trip down memory lane a little shallow. It's well written, but it's well-written fan fiction. Yet... where some fan fiction dazzles with new ideas and fresh characters I found Armada to be somewhat meh.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Felix R Savage - Earth's Last Gambit 1 - Freefall


Definitely (?) an indie writer, and one who isn't afraid to use real people, like Obama and Musk, as characters in his book. I'm not so sure that is a smart thing to do, because it will date the book rather quickly. Otherwise the book is more a technotriller than plain SF, with plausible technology.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Adam Wright - Harbinger PI 2 - Buried Memory


Mister Harbinger (a blend of Philip Marlowe and Harry Dresden) finds out what actually happened in Paris, discovers his dad blocked certain memories, works together with a vampire to fight a horde of zombies / skeletons, and ends up asleep on his own lawn.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Wallpaper - Angels

2 for 1... Angels are mostly girly stuff, but hey! I have a few in my wallpaper collection as well.