Best movies of the 1970s

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here is an update to this list. Best of the best Fiddler on the Roof Happy and sad, the music is top notch. A musical about Tevye and his family in Russia in 1905, when his daughters start thinking about getting married. Stars Topol. Grease The music will keep your toes tapping. A musical about […]

Best movies of the 1960s

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here is an update to this list. Best of the best 2001: A Space Odyssey Full of stunning visuals and ideas. A monolith is discovered on the Moon that sends a signal towards Jupiter — so a ship is sent to investigate. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Dr. Strangelove One of the funniest movies ever made. […]

Tie-in books

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light — Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #3 — Invoking Darkness — Jeanne Cavelos TOS: Sarek — A. C. […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Stories of Your Life and Others […]

Author discovery of the year

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

As usual this year I read some authors I was familiar with and some new to me. Of the ones that were new to me, the author who wowed me the most is Adrian Tchaikovsky for Children of Time. Runner ups are Mary Doria Russell for The Sparrow, Marie Brennan for A Natural History of […]

Nonfiction books

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big – Scott Adams Reflections of Eden – Biruté M.F. Galdikas Blink – Malcolm Gladwell David and Goliath – Malcolm Gladwell Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell What the Dog Saw – […]

Fiction books

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown Shogun – James Clavell Tai-pan – James Clavell Gai-jin – James Clavell Noble House – James Clavell Whirlwind – James Clavell Generation X – Douglas Coupland Aztec – Gary Jennings Too Many Blackbirds […]

Comic books & graphic novels

Posted on December 28th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an updated version of this list. Best of the best Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Frank Miller Battlestar Galactica: Complete Omnibus V.1 – Greg Pak Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse – Chris Roberson The Amazing Spider-man (starting with Coming Home) – J. Michael Straczynski Superman: Grounded – J. Michael Straczynski & Chris […]

All Clear

Posted on December 26th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Maybe England was the front, and the real heroes were the Londoners sitting in those tube stations night after night, waiting to be blown to smithereens… And everyone on this train, waiting patiently for it to being moving again, not giving way to panic or the impulse to call Hitler and surrender just to […]

Star Trek: Aurora (season 1)

Posted on December 19th, 2017 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Never speak ill of your ship. Your ship is your life.” Star Trek: Aurora season 1, aired in 2006-15 Kara and T’Ling take their cargo ship Aurora through a nebula to save time — other ships wouldn’t be able to do it because they don’t have armor plating. When another ship foolishly follows them […]