Next month is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) which should now really be called InNoWriMo because the movement is now an international one. I've participated in the last two Novembers, each one successfully writing the requisite 50,000 words leading up to what exists as an unfinished over 100,000 word novel on my hard-drive. This year I'm … Continue reading To Nano or Not?
The Wyld Hunt by Gunnar Roxen My rating: 4 of 5 stars (Disclaimer - I was provided a comp. copy of this ebook for review purposes. I do not have any connection with the author.) We first meet Agent John Aries, Echo Agent, and his partner, Tarus Arken Karazhja, better known by his nickname 'Lovelace', … Continue reading Review: The Wyld Hunt
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars I had no idea what to expect from this book when I picked it up; the enigmatic title giving away little. Having read a number of Philip K. Dick books before I knew it would be worth the effort. … Continue reading Review: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Non-Stop by Brian W. Aldiss My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this novel by Brain Aldiss. Hard to say much without giving the plot away, but the story itself was enjoyable as was the 'game' of spotting what was going on through the clues scattered around the book. Some interesting ideas explored here … Continue reading Review: Non-Stop
The World Jones Made by Philip K. Dick My rating: 4 of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read (a long weekend) by the sci-fi master Philip K. Dick. Set on a post war earth, the government has adopted and enforces the policy of Relativism to maintain stability. This is never really defined, but … Continue reading Review: The World Jones Made
diaspora by B. Murray My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a brilliant scf-fate rpg. Haven't the time to do a full review just now, but had to sing its praise. A simple implementation of the FATE system, it does what it sets out to do efficiently and effectively. This is one game I … Continue reading Review: diaspora
Ringworld by Larry NivenMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI think I liked this book a lot.What did I like? I loved some of the ideas and concepts that were explored, the employment of natural selection, the Ringworld and the implications of its scale and design, and the exploration of how the different species think and … Continue reading Review: Ringworld
At the moment Rowan and I are working on our times tables. My favourite sum is 6 x 7 because the answer takes me back to a favourite radio play/book/film of mine, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. According to the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, some time ago a group of hyper-intelligent pan dimensional … Continue reading Life the Universe and Everything