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Saturday, December 24, 2016

To Boldly Go...

A couple of months ago, as a celebration of 50 years of Star Trek, I read a book featuring the original crew. Basically the crew of the Enterprise discover a eutopia-like planet (think Risa) that is in endangered by the approach of a large asteroid that is of a sufficient size to be a global threat to life. The only option would seem to be mass evacuation but the crew soon discover that the inhabitants are physically unable to leave-they are biologically bound to their planet. And so another option must be found...

The writing isn't too bad although the author tends to rely heavily on Star  Trek cliché phrases (damn it Jim I'm a physician not an engineer etc)
A pretty good fun romp by this unknown author.
Live long and prosper.
Oh and Merry Christmas everyone.

Monday, December 19, 2016

3 charity shop finds

I spotted these 3 in a charity shop the other day and had to have them.  Plus it raisee money for a good cause.
2 Neal Asher books and a collection of stories by Kafka, who I've never read.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A bit of Pratchett

I've read quite a lot of Terry Pratchett over the years, but this is the first time I've blogged about him.
For those not in the know he wrote humorous fantasy set on a world that exists on the back of a giant turtle that is carried through space on the back of 4 elephants -Discworld. (A parody of Larry Niven's Ringworld perhaps?)
One of the recurring characters is Death, a quirky skeleton complete with scythe and who talks in CAPITALS.
Reaper Man is about him and how he gets to sort of retire,  and experience life as it were.
Quite bonkers and well worth a read!

Friday, February 19, 2016

I'm back!

After much caffufling with Google+ I managed to merge my accounts with a shiny new email, and after two years I can begin posting again!
And at the moment I'm halfway thru an ebook edition of The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, which to be honest is a bit of a slog but a great story!
I do love Dickens' world tho!