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The Expert System’s Champion

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “Suddenly the Bandage-Men were fighting their beasts and taking their outcasts. And passing word from one village to another, and though that seemed the least of what we do, ten years has shown me it’s actually the biggest change of all. As the Order grows and prospers, villages will become more and more used […]

The Expert System’s Brother

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “We are cast out, all of us… See what that means? No lawgiver will come save you. No community will step in to provide for you or protect you, save that which we make together. Leave me and starve, if you will… Or stay with me and obey me, for to me is given […]

The Terraformers

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “The ancient order of environmental engineers and first responders traced their lineage all the way back to the Farm Revolutions that ended the Anthropocene on Earth, and started the calendar system people still used today. According to old Handbook lore, the Trickster Squad — Sky, Beaver, Muskrat, and Wasakeejack — founded the Environmental Rescue […]

Untethered Sky

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “All I’d ever wished for was to become a ruhker and hunt manticores, and now that I’d achieved that goal, I wanted to become a better ruhker, someone as skilled as Darius, as accomplished and respected as the most senior members of the mews. I had no desire to attend royal feasts or go […]


Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “If you’re going to pretend like you don’t care, don’t look up.” Gattaca, released in 1997 Vincent is on track to go into space — to Titan. But he does a lot of extra things every day that people don’t know about to ensure that happens. His DNA is genetically inferior, so he makes […]

Away (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “The three-quarter mark is the hardest part of the journey… You and I are aware of that; we have no idea how it feels. Emma’s 20 million miles from the people she loves.” Away season 1, aired in 2020 Emma is commander of the first mission to Mars, launching from the base on the […]

Minority Report

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “Where’s my minority report?” Minority Report, released in 2002 John Anderton is chief of the Precog crime unit in Washington DC. The precogs are three people with an unusual talent — they can see murders in the future. Now they say that John himself will commit a murder — he will shoot a man […]

The Fugitive

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “What I want out of each and every one of you is a hard target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse, and doghouse in that area.” The Fugitive, released in 1993 When Dr. Richard Kimble is convicted of the murder of his wife and sent to jail, the bus he’s […]

A Deadly Education

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{5/5} “People seem to have no trouble convincing themselves that I’m dangerous and evil even when they aren’t actively looking for reasons. Of course, I could have killed him just be draining his mana, but I didn’t want to actually become a maleficer and then go bursting out of this place like most monstrous butterfly […]


Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I love the secret lair. The garbage and the smell of sadness really pull the whole thing together.” Nimona, released in 2023 A thousand years after Gloreth rid the realm of monsters, a commoner is becoming a knight for the first time, Ballister. At his knighting ceremony some energy streaks out of his sword […]