The Martian

The Martian – If you do not think too much when watching it it was fairly entertaining.

This is a movie that I have to say that I have a bit of difficulty in rating. Quite honestly I was sorely tempted to remove a star, or even two stars. Why? Because it is full of Hollywood nonsense, scientific errors, it is rather predictable and it did feel a bit like a Apollo 13 rip-off. Why did I not remove those stars? Well, it is rather entertaining even if, at times, I squirmed in my seat.

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland -A mix of good and bad.

I have to say that I quite enjoyed Tomorrowland despite its way too common mistake of being quite a bit nonsensically preachy to satisfy the current politically correct view of what is “wrong” with the world today. Filtering out those parts this is a quite enjoyable, visually very entertaining, family movie. If you have strong opinions about certain things then you might want to be with your kids when watching this one. Personally I consider my oldest son to be quite capable of making his own opinions and as for the two younger kinds I try to point out the pro’s and con’s and let them grow up to make their own mistakes.

Vanguard

Vanguard – A good start of a third story arc in the Ark Royal series.

Vanguard starts a third story arc (or trilogy if you so prefer) in the Ark Royal series. The Ark Royal series is one of my favourite book series and this book gives me no reason to change my mind. Vanguard is a good piece of military science fiction with some of the classical ingredients that I happen to like quite a lot like a strong hero, a set of mysterious alien invaders and plenty of space action.

Oblivion's Light

Oblivion’s Light – Yet another entertaining book in the Slaver Wars/ The Lost Fleet series.

This is yet another entertaining instalment in the Lost Fleet series. It is the third instalment in the Lost Fleet series and this series build upon the Slaver Wars series with 7 instalments if you include the Moon Wreck episodes. All of the books in the series have been quite enjoyable. They are simple, straightforward space opera with a mix of space battles, exploration and adventure.

Titanborn

Titanborn – Very good little adventure story.

This book is about the characters, the interaction between them and the development of both the story and the characters. As far as the characters goes the author have created quite a few (very) interesting characters which compels you (me at least) to want to read the next page in order to get to know what happens, perhaps not so much as far as the story goes which is sometimes a wee bit predictable. Nothing wrong with that though, I rather have a wee bit predictable story than one that splatters the book with ludicrous twists in each chapter. However the main interest to me was rather the characters themselves and what they are about to do next.

Falcone Strike

Falcon Strike – My cup of tea!

Like the first instalment in this book series from Christopher Nuttall this book is my cup of tea. The adventures of Captain Kat Falcone and the war against the religious fanatics in the Theocracy continues at a brisk pace. Kat is already a war hero and it is safe to say that she adds to that reputation in this book.