Star Trek: Spock Must Die!

Posted on July 27th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{2/5} “Perhaps you can learn to live with two Spocks, but it would be somewhat painful for me. If you would imagine what it would be like to have a second James T. Kirk abroad in the universe, you will readily understand why.” Star Trek: Spock Must Die! by James Blish, published in 1970 The […]

Brother Jonathan

Posted on July 24th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s not just the profits we’ll make. It’s the changes we’ll cause. We’ll be moving Intertel right up into the Consortium and carrying everything up with us.The technological surge will create new industries, new professions, just as the inductance field did, and the microchip.” Brother Jonathan by Crawford Kilian, published in 1985 Jonathan has […]

Star Trek: The Final Reflection

Posted on July 24th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Krenn squeezed another sip of brandy down his throat. He knew perfectly well — and these officers must know that he knew — how often best qualified for a special mission meant most expendable.” Star Trek: The Final Reflection by John M. Ford, published in 1984 After everyone else has read the novel “The […]

Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders

Posted on July 19th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “James T. Kirk could no longer count the number of planets he had visited in his lifetime of careening about the galaxy, but he knew of very few with any size of human population that did not have an Italian restaurant.” Star Trek: The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah, published in 1984 Kirk, […]

Star Trek: The Last Roundup

Posted on July 17th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s noble to die for a friend, for someone you love and value. But how much nobler — and harder — is it to die for a stranger? Commander Sandra Lower died for people she had never met. And she made that choice freely. Now that, cadets, is a command decision.” Star Trek: The […]

Death’s End

Posted on July 17th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Life reached an evolutionary milestone when it climbed onto land from the ocean, but those first fish that climbed onto land ceased to be fish. Similarly, when humans truly enter space and are freed from the Earth, they cease to be human. So, to all of you I say this: When you think about […]

The Dark Forest

Posted on July 7th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Once the Wallfacer mission and identity were granted, they could not be refused or abandoned. This impossibility was not due to any individual’s coercion but because cold logic, as determined by the project’s very nature, meant that once someone became a Wallfacer, an invisible and impenetrable screen was immediately thrown up between them and […]

The Three-Body Problem

Posted on July 5th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “But I can sense the plan, a very comprehensive, intricate plan: damage scientific research installations, kill scientists, drive scientists like you crazy and make you commit suicide — but the main goal is to misdirect your thoughts until you’re even more foolish than ordinary people.” The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, published in 2006 […]

The Compass of the Soul

Posted on July 1st, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “How consensus was reached is unknown, but somehow it was eventually accepted that the catastrophe would result from the arts or their practice. How else could they have arrived at the decision to erase the arts from this world? To hide their last vestiges for the good of the earth, perhaps for the good […]

Manifest (season 3)

Posted on June 27th, 2021 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “We may be on the cusp of understanding the biggest mystery in human history.” Manifest season 3, aired in 2021 Ben had a vision of the plane exploding, and fishermen in Cuba brought up the tailfin of the plane out of the ocean. Cal draws a picture of the fishermen’s boat, and Ben goes […]