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Blue Bloods (season 8)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “And one more bonus of the job. You can sit down with a president, a rock star, a famous athlete, and a cop. Whose stories does everyone want to hear?” Blue Bloods season 8, aired in 2017-18 The mayor has resigned and an interim one appointed — Frank’s not sure if she wants him […]

Timeless (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “Get some clothes. Steal a car.” — Lucy and Rufus, at the same time Timeless season 2, aired in 2018 Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus continue to try to figure out what Rittenhouse is doing and stop them. Lucy has discovered that her mother and father both belong to Rittenhouse. In 1918 in France Lucy’s […]

Star Trek: Enterprise — The First Adventure

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “I believed when I first observed you, that I could not work with you. You are very different from Christopher Pike. You are emotional, headstrong, and stubborn. But I have come to understand that these differences should be valued, not despised. I realized that working with you would be a valuable, if difficult, experience.” […]

Foundation and Chaos

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{4.5/5} “The humans who made us both, in different times and for different purposes, interest me. I am concerned for their welfare. However wrongly, I regard myself as human, and that is why I have returned.” Foundation and Chaos by Greg Bear, published in 1998 Even as an old man, Hari Seldon continues to work […]

Foundation’s Fear

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{4.5/5} “Hari felt in his soul that unpredictability was bad — for humanity, for his mathematics. But it was inescapable. This was the secret the Emperor and others must never know. That until he could rule chaos — or at least peer into it — psychohistory was a fraud.” Foundation’s Fear by Gregory Benford, published […]

Fuzzy Nation

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{4.5/5} “He paused at the cabin door and pointed to Baby Fuzzy, who now appeared to be dozing lightly. ‘If that is a person, then this becomes a Class Three-a planet — a planet with native sapient life — and Zara Corp’s E and E charter is suspended… No more mining, no more drilling, no […]

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk

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{4.5/5} “During this period, the only personal connections I relied on were with Spock and McCoy. McCoy and I went back far enough that our friendship was like old leather. Spock’s friendship was different; because of his devotion to Vulcan principles, it never felt close, and he never required emotional support from me. But I […]

Forward the Foundation

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{4.5/5} “When I first began my work on psychohistory, it seemed a purely academic piece of research to me… But the decades pass and we know more and more and then comes the terrible urge to apply it.” Forward the Foundation by Isaac Asimov, published in 1993 Hari Seldon is working away on psychohistory on […]

Prelude to Foundation

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{4.5/5} “People think that because there are no rebellions at the moment and because things are quiet that all is well and that the difficulties of the past few centuries are over. However, political infighting, rebellions, and unrest are all signs of a certain vitality too. But now there’s a general weariness. It’s quiet, not […]

Foundation and Earth

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{4.5/5} “What I do believe is that Earth protects itself. Remember that all reference to earth in the Library on Trantor has been removed. Remember that Gaia’s marvelous memory, in which all the planet takes part down to the rock strata of the surface and the molten metal at the core, stops short of penetrating […]