Monthly Archives: May 2021

Review: Andy Weir – Project Hail Mary (2021)

7.5/10 With the publication of Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir is still in a vulnerable position in his writing career. His first novel The Martian (2011) may have been a great popular success, even receiving a movie adaptation in 2015, … Continue reading

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Review: The Best of R.A. Lafferty (2019)

9/10 The editors at Gollancz realised that you can’t simply publish a collection of Lafferty stories and expect it to land well. Lafferty is too strange a writer; too bizarre. Imagine the shock on the face of the poor, unsuspecting … Continue reading

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Mini-Reviews of recent Films, Documentaries and TV Shows

—— Movies —— Nomadland (2020). It has the feel almost of a documentary. Shot with a lot of real people (but some of them are actors). Basically it is about people, good people, trying to make the best of a … Continue reading

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Review: Steven Erikson – Memories of Ice (2001)

9/10 The first time I read this book was 8 years ago on a holiday in a mosquito-infested house and I used the paperback to kill dozens of mosquitos at night. This book has committed violence. The back cover still … Continue reading

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