The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Posted on September 16th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “I hate to pull the my-past-is-a-sad-story card, but listen: I am the end product of a few very stupid, well-intentioned people who thought it would be a great idea to redefine Humanity. It didn’t start with much. A tweak here, a splice there. But things escalated, as they always do, until it became something […]

The Light of Other Days

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It was telling that these images, which would have been shockingly revealing just a few months ago, now blared multicolored in the middle of the afternoon from stands in the main street of this Mormon community, unregarded by almost everyone, young and old, children and churchgoers alike.” The Light of Other Days by Arthur […]

The Humans

Posted on September 9th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “Humans, as a rule, don’t like mad people unless they are good at painting, and only then once they are dead. But the definition of mad, on Earth, seems to be very unclear and inconsistent. What is perfectly sane in one era turns out to be insane in another.” The Humans by Matt Haig, […]

League of Peoples

Posted on September 7th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here’s an update to this list. In this universe no murderer, otherwise known as a dangerous non-sentient being, can leave their planet — the League of Peoples always stops them. Festina Ramos stories Expendable 1997 -> 4.5/5 Vigilant 1999 -> 4.5/5 Hunted 2000 -> 4.5/5 Ascending 2001 -> 4.5/5 Radiant 2004 -> 5/5 Other stories […]

Vigilant

Posted on September 7th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Before legislators voted on a bill, the proctor scrutinizing that vote could set a test to determine whether the politicians understood what the bill actually meant. Those who failed the test could only sit and grind their teeth in public humiliation while those who passed made an informed decision.” Vigilant by James Alan Gardner, […]

Star Trek: TNG — Q are Cordially Uninvited…

Posted on September 5th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “It’s not easy having relationships with people when you’re intrinsically so much more interesting than everyone else.” — Q Q are Cordially Uninvited… by Rudy Josephs, published in 2014 Jean-Luc Picard and Beverly Crusher are finally getting married. Q shows up and sends Picard and Vash to Myndra to search for the fabled Treasure […]

The Far Side Gallery

Posted on September 3rd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{5/5} “After 23 uneventful years at the zoo’s snakehouse, curator Ernie Schwartz has a cumulative attack of the willies.” The Far Side Gallery by Gary Larson, published in 1984 They build the Great Wall of China to keep a dog out. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man meet joggers on the Yellow Brick Road. […]

Six Wakes

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

{4.5/5} “On the way out, Maria paused to check on her own body, which she hadn’t really examined before. It seemed too gruesome to look into your own dead face. The body was strapped to a seat at one of the terminals, drifting gently against the tether. A large bubble of blood drifted from the […]

Startling photos that look photoshopped

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

Here are some astonishing photos from places you’ll want to visit immediately… Photos That Look Photoshopped But Are 100% REAL

Cavalcade

Posted on August 26th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “I’m beginning to wonder if there’s isn’t some sort of programmer running which — like it or not — we have to learn how to interact with  to have any chance of controlling our environment, never mind fixing it if anything goes wrong.” Cavalcade by Alison Sinclair, published in 1998 Aliens came to Earth […]