On the plane from Denpasar to Singapore, I read The Martian, a sci-fi update of Robinson Crusoe, where an astronaut on a mission to Mars is stranded and has to find a way to survive[…]
Tonight we put the baby to bed and drove out to Dartmouth Crossing, a soulless collection of factory outlet shops, where there’s also a multiplex cinema with Guardians Of The Galaxy playing in 3D. We[…]
The dehumidifier has been running in the spare room for almost a week, and every night there’s a full bucket of water to empty. I’m hoping that eventually it slurps less water from the air[…]
My wife gave me two books for my birthday; Kraken, a paen to the wondrous cephalopod, and Cowboy Feng’s Bar And Grill. After finishing Kraken, we’ve been reading the latter to our daughter as her[…]
This week I read Tim Powers’ Declare, a book Charles Stross avoided reading lest it warp The Atrocity Archives when he wrote it. It’s my favourite book of 2014 so far (even though that’s less[…]
Tonight we watched Star Trek into darkness, a film so laden with cheese it probably doubled the amount of cholesterol in my bloodstream. From beginning to end it was a mess of lens-flared guff.