Star Wars

Posted on January 20th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 6 movies. When I do a rewatch, I will watch all except the prequel trilogy. The original trilogy Episode IV: A New Hope 1977 -> 3.5/5 (+) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 -> 4.5/5 (+) Episode VI: Return of the […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Posted on January 19th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4/5} “It’s not a navy. It’s just… people.” Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019 The Rebellion has enough trouble with the First Order, and now it looks like Emperor Palpatine has survived and secretly built a fleet of ships. Rey has been training with Leia, but she doesn’t think she deserves Luke’s […]

Wind River

Posted on January 19th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “No matter how far you think she ran, I guarantee you she ran further.” Wind River, released in 2017 Cory is tracking a trio of mountain lions that killed a steer, when he comes across the dead body of a young woman. He knows her, Natalie. Because it looks like murder and they’re on […]

Star Trek: TNG — A Call to Darkness

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “There were no benefits to being the first driver in the line… Mostly, it was a burden. But Picard had taken it up without hesitation. It gave him a measure of control over what happened to him. If he couldn’t dredge up his past, at least he could take an active part in preserving […]

Lost in Space (season 2)

Posted on January 12th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s not a risk, it’s math.” Lost in Space season 2, aired in 2019 The Robinsons are marooned on a planet where they have to wear their spacesuits outside. Maureen is, of course, trying to figure out a way to get the ship flying again and thinks the regular lightning they see might be […]

Necessity

Posted on January 11th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “People from the Republics hold the pursuit of excellence as a goal. The other cultural goals I have encountered in my experience and researches seem much less conducive to producing happiness for individuals and societies. Additionally, we do all believe in constant examination of facts and positions; and even when this decays to pious […]

Star Trek

Posted on January 10th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

Posted on January 9th, 2020 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 […]

Best tie-in novels by year

Posted on January 8th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2018 Dayton Ward DISCO: Drastic Measures James Swallow DISCO: Fear Itself 2017 David A. Goodman The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ENT: Rise of the Federation […]

Best science fiction novels by year

Posted on January 5th, 2020 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2019 Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Ruin     2018 Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Infinity Becky Chambers Record of a Spaceborn Few       John Scalzi Head On 2017 Kim Stanley Robinson New York 2140 Stephen Baxter The Massacre of […]