Star Trek: Strangers From the Sky

Posted on January 14th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Spock sat while Kirk paced, listened as Kirk talked, provided as always the balance for everything Kirk was — shadow to his sunlight, coolness for his fire, calm against his agitation. Centered and impeccable, in contrast to Kirk, who was pale and tousled from the morning’s ordeal, Spock was simply there, focus for Kirk’s […]

Flip flops with Trump tweets on them

Posted on January 13th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Someone has made physical flip flops that you can wear on your feet that have tweets from Donald Trump on them — and the one on the left always contradicts the one on the right. Here’s the story from Business Insider: This guy made physical flip-flops out of Trump’s contradictory tweets — and he sold […]

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Posted on January 12th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “Do people assume all your problems got solved because a big strong man showed up?” Ralph Breaks the Internet, released in 2018 Vanellope has been a racer every day of her life. When her game gets unplugged she doesn’t know what she’s going to do. Her friend Ralph thinks it’s great — she can […]

Science fiction novels

Posted on January 12th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a first draft of this list, including books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 7 years). Best of the best Second Foundation by Isaac Asimov The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks Navigator by Stephen Baxter The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter Foundation’s Triumph by David Brin […]

Fantasy novels

Posted on January 12th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s a first draft of this list, including books I reviewed on my blog (ie. ones I’ve read in the last 7 years). Best of the best Dragon and Phoenix by Joanne Bertin Replay by Ken Grimwood How to Stop Time by Matt Haig Sailing to Sarantium by Guy Gavriel Kay Lord of Emperors by […]

Best science fiction novels by decade

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Kim Stanley Robinson 2312 Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet       Matt Haig The Humans       Will McIntosh Soft Apocalypse       Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Time 2000s Stephen Baxter […]

Best fantasy novels by decade

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Decade Author Title Author Title 2010s Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Julie E. Czerneda A Turn of Light       Matt Haig How to Stop Time       Erin Morgenstern The Night Circus       Jo Walton My […]

Little Sister

Posted on January 11th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Being in that streamlined, percolating body with its loose joints and eagle vision was an indescribable thrill, beyond anything she had ever felt or imagined feeling.” Little Sister by Barbara Gowdy, published in 2017 Rose runs a movie theatre — she lives with her mother who has dementia, and has a boyfriend she sees […]

Tie-in books

Posted on January 9th, 2019 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code — Christopher L. Bennett 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 […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted on January 9th, 2019 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 […]