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  • Voice Of The Whirlwind

    Voice Of The Whirlwind feels like it should be subtitled “the book that Richard K Morgan was trying to write”. It’s a mystery to me why Altered Carbon has got so much love of late (including a Netflix adaptation) and there’s been no mention of this book by Walter Jon Williams. The similarities keep on […]

  • The Last Jedi

    Tonight we gave the kids to our babysitter and went to the cinema to see The Last Jedi, the sixth-no-seventh-no-eighth episode in the Star Wars series.

  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

    We loved Guardians Of The Galaxy when it came out in 2014 so I was a bit worried that the sequel would be a disappointment. And indeed, some of the best jokes are given away in the trailer (Drax’s interactions with Mantis the empath in particular). The second film is a bit grumpier, less of […]

  • Caliban’s War

    Unable to sleep between 2 and 4 this morning, I finished reading Caliban’s War, the second novel in The Expanse series. So now I’m one third of the way through.  Structurally it’s a little inferior to its predecessor. Perhaps it’s the Game of Thrones influence that made the writers think people love nothing more than […]

  • The Martian

    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 for years, utterly alone. It involves lots of human waste, and potatoes.

  • Gravity

    As I sat there in a charmless cineplex, trying not to weep, I reminded myself that this was what I had chosen. (Actually, I might have been in exactly the same cinema where I watched What’s Your Number?, a god-awful rom com, a few years ago, alone, depressed.) Gravity is not exactly a fun and […]