Monthly Archives: August 2021

Review: Nifft the Lean (1982) by Michael Shea

5.5/10 Nifft the Lean is a bony, long-fingered thief and a swindler, and he is presumed dead. The book starts with a eulogy by his friend, praising his larcenous skills. What actually happened, as we learn in the novellas that … Continue reading

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Review: Dead Astronauts (2019) by Jeff VanderMeer

Tidal pool rules. This takes some explaining. Dead Astronauts is a companion novel to VanderMeer’s earlier novel Borne (2017), but it is not strictly necessary to have read it (but I do recommend it, because it is excellent). Only a … Continue reading

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Review: Stanisław Lem – Solaris (1961)

9/10 Solaris is one of the best – and creepiest – science fiction novels I have ever read. It is the story of Kelvin, a psychologist, who is sent to a remote space station orbiting the planet Solaris, to find … Continue reading

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Review: Steven Erikson – Midnight Tides (2004)

9/10 The Malazan Book of the Fallen, No. 5 Midnight Tides may give a bit of a whiplash to new readers as it takes us to yet another continent with yet another new cast as the third arena of action … Continue reading

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In Plain Sight: An Investigation into UFOs and Impossible Science, by Ross Coulthart (review)

First, A Brief Dive Into the UFO rabbit hole  Before I talk about the book, I will give a story on my own short excursion into the topic. Interest in UFOs has exploded lately and I briefly joined the ride. … Continue reading

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Reviews of 13 recent films from 2021

Army of the Dead (2021). More zombies than you can shake a stick at, hombre. Zack Snyder is back in the game with a new zombie film and it is exactly what you would expect from a Snyder film: long, … Continue reading

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