The Terran Gambit (The Pax Humana Saga, #1) by Endi Webb My rating: 7 out of 10 stars The Corsican Empire, or New Rome, as it styles itself, extends the reach of the “Pax Humana” across the thousand worlds, ruling with force and fear. 40 years ago, they returned to Earth, subjugating it and claiming […]
Ender’s Game by Gavin Hood on Blu-ray My rating: 5 out of 10 stars The Earth was ravaged by the Formics, an alien race seemingly determined to destroy humanity. Seventy years later, the people of Earth remain banded together to prevent their own annihilation from this technologically superior alien species. Ender Wiggin, a quiet but brilliant […]
A Life Less Ordinary by Christopher Nuttall My rating: 6 out of 10 stars There is magic in the world, hiding in plain sight. If you search for it, you will find it, or it will find you. Welcome to the magical world. Having lived all her life in Edinburgh, the last thing 25-year old Dizzy […]
The Very Ugly Duckling (Bookworm, #2) by Christopher Nuttall My rating: 7 out of 10 stars Not every ugly duckling becomes a swan … In the wake of the disastrous attack on the Golden City, Lady Light Spinner has become Grand Sorceress and Elaine, the Bookworm, has been settling into her positions as Head Librarian and […]
Gravity by Alfonso Cuarón on Blu-ray My rating: 6 out of 10 stars Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, […]
An Unproven Concept (Vergassy Chronicles, #2) by James Young My rating: 6 out of 10 stars The Confederation of Man has overseen the prosperous expansion of humanity for centuries, with the Confederation Fleet its bulwark against all that would harm it. This shield is beginning to show its defects, however, with a schism between the […]
Ride of the Late Rain (Vergassy Chronicles, #1) by James Young My rating: 6 out of 10 stars In the year 3050, the destroyer Shigure is chosen for a mission critical to mankind. With a new device of unprecedented capabilities, an untested crew and a bold captain, the “Late Rain” is more than she seems…but […]
Welcome to my books, computers and movies site. This is a strictly non-professional hobby site where I ramble on about some of my interrests. Namely books (especially Sci-Fi & Fantasy), computers and movies.
"Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it's worse when they are wearing dark glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying themselves at a party when they were shot."
"Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever."