Monday, September 20, 2021
A little trilogy about a paranormally gifted (created?) telekinetic in a far away future. At roughly 220 pages per book these are not very large, but they are easy and entertaining reads.
Verdict: enjoy 'm!
Monday, September 13, 2021
Another supernatural PI series. How many are there by now? Never enough 😁
Harbinger PI and The Dresden Files have a lot in common though, so much that I sometimes wondered in which universe I was wandering around. Nevertheless, both are quite readable, and original enough to be called original... Euh... Sort of.
Monday, September 6, 2021
(I'll keep moving this post around until most of the links have been repaired. Getting closer...)
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Who needs this?
Do you use wallpapers? Then you need this 😏
This post shows different sizes and combinations, to make it easier to find your path to multi-monitor minerva 😄
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
Should I spend even time on describing this? I actually like the cast, but the aliens are plastic / rubber-suits, and the movie brings absolutely nothing new.
Synopsis: team of four is send into a base where everybody has been blown to dust by an alien weapon (that turns out not to be a weapon). Sigh. Why is anyone spending money on making this, or wasting time watching 'm?
Monday, August 23, 2021
I got this one bundled together with Marion Zimmer Bradley's Seven from the Stars in an Ace double. I did read this one before (in Dutch), but didn't realize that at first. Either version might have been a rewrite, or my memory simply failed me.
Not that it mattered much, as I like to re-read enjoyable books.
It's the first of Keith Laumer's alternate reality stories, featuring 'Blitho P3' , ehm, sorry, 'Blight Insular III'. (I wonder if Ron Hubbard used that name on purpose.)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021
This is one of those movies that I know I should enjoy, and still I found myself fast forwarding the latter half. That's... sad.
Monday, August 9, 2021
Starts like a pulp action story. Stays that way most of the time. Ends a bit too easily. In general I would call it 'Keith Laumer' style.
Monday, August 2, 2021
I know he does it for the money, but Bruce, please... You can do better.
So, what do we have here? A simple Scifi / Horror cross-over, heavily inspired by Aliens, with a little infusion of Event Horizon.
I'm not impressed. Go see both Aliens and Event Horizon, that's a way better way to spend your precious time. Note: this movie is also known as Anti-Life.
Sunday, August 1, 2021
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...