I have spent most of this year working on finishing the draft and doing a first revision of a novel that I plan on releasing in December. It's a sci-fi space opera thing called Two's Company. It has spaceships, artificial intelligences, corporate plotting, a wise-cracking heroine, a fist fight or two, and a save the day just … Continue reading Monday Musings: Space Opera? Why, Yes.
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read by Robin Miles Binti is a Himba girl, born and raised in the African desert where her people's talents with mathematics and harmonizing make them the premier makers of astrolabes (sort of like a combination cell phone, computer, and more). Binti is gifted … Continue reading Friday Review: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Audiobook)
The All-Pro by Scott Sigler My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the third in the Galactic Football League series, and Quentin Barnes and the Krakens are back for another season of football. This time, they are gunning for the Galactic Bowl and are determined to win the championship. As usual, it's not a … Continue reading Friday Review: The All-Pro (Galactic Football League #3) by Scott Sigler
The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read by Raul Esparza In this sequel to The House of the Scorpion, Matt Alacran finds himself back in Opium after his ordeal in Aztlan. El Patron is dead, and so are most of the people he surrounded himself with, including the … Continue reading Friday Review: The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer (Audiobook)
The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin My rating: 4 of 5 stars Apologies for the late posting, but the BaldMan had an appointment at the hospital today, and I had to be there to drive him home. Nothing serious, just one of those preventive things you must get done now and again, but he … Continue reading Friday Review: The Heart of Dog by Doranna Durgin (and Others)
What to say about this show? It's difficult, because so many things were right, but some were just not. Or rather, they were not-quite-right. It's got a lot going for it. It's pretty true to the Trek legacy. It's got some really great characters. There were episodes that rivaled the best of the original Trek, and some that were … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Star Trek: Discovery
February is my least favorite month. It is pretty much 28 days of gloom and dank. Oh, and the bonus? Every four years we get an extra day of it. Whee. Oh, sure, every so often you get a teaser day. Sun, warm temperatures, and it feels like Spring. But then it's right back to grey, … Continue reading Monday Musings: Good-bye, February. And Good Riddance!
Yes, it is. And that means it it NaNoWriMo time. That's National Novel Writing Month for those who are unaware. I am doing NaNo this year, which means I am spending most of my time writing. Reviews may be a bit spotty this month, since trying to get 50K words in 30 days does end … Continue reading Friday Review: It’s November!
Sorry this is posting so late. I am off by a day this week, probably since I took that sick day on Monday, and I was thinking today was Tuesday. But, better late than never, right? So, let's wander around the interwebz for a bit, shall we? It seems the sci-fi trope that we are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: We Are Not a Simulation, The Last Jedi Hints, and Nat Geo Photos of the Day
My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed the original series. It was quirky, confusing, and interesting. The return to it has been rumored for a while, and it is finally here. And it's- well, it is quirky and confusing. The problem is it just isn't holding my interest like the original. If you watched … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return