Archive for the ‘My thoughts’ Category

 

StarBridge

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

A. C. Crispin created the StarBridge universe, and then invited her friends to play in it with her. StarBridge 1989 -> 4.5/5 Silent Dances with Kathleen O’Malley 1990 -> 4.5/5 Shadow World with Jannean Elliott 1991 -> 4.5/5 Serpent’s Gift with Deborah A. Marshall 1992 -> 4.5/5 Silent Songs with Kathleen O’Malley 1994 -> 4.5/5 […]

League of Peoples

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I’ve read all of James Alan Gardner’s books in his League of Peoples series, and the first one I’ve read twice. Expendable 1997 -> 4.5/5 Commitment Hour 1998 -> 4.5/5 Vigilant 1999 -> 4.5/5 Hunted 2000 -> 4.5/5 Ascending 2001 -> 4.5/5 Trapped 2002 -> 4.5/5 Radiant 2004 -> 5/5

Ender

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All of these books were written by Orson Scott Card. If he writes any more sequels, I’ll read them (he does have one planned but not written, called Shadows Alive). But the prequels he’s written with Aaron Johnston I’m not particularly interested in. The Ender series focuses on Ender Wiggin, and the Shadow series focuses […]

The media and Donald Trump

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The media gave on the order of $2 billion worth of free advertising to Donald Trump during the campaign of 2 years ago. Here’s an article about this from The New York Times: $2 Billion Worth of Free Media for Donald Trump Since the media helped elect the worst president in history, they should be […]

Middle-earth

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Here are all the movies in Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth series, based on books by J. R. R. Tolkien. I read the books a long time ago and I intend to read them again. The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 -> 5/5 The Two Towers 2002 -> 5/5 The Return of […]

Uplift

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Here’s David Brin’s Uplift series, which he wrote in 2 trilogies. If he writes more books in the series, I’ll read them. The original trilogy Sundiver 1980 -> 4/5 Startide Rising 1983 -> 4.5/5 The Uplift War 1987 -> 5/5 The 2nd trilogy Brightness Reef 1995 -> 4.5/5 Infinity’s Shore 1996 -> 4.5/5 Heaven’s Reach […]

Trump and Putin’s press conference

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Here’s how the Washington Post described Trump and Putin’s press conference in Helsinki: Trump just colluded with Russia. Openly. Here’s the New York Times on the response to the press conference: Republicans Rebuke Trump for Siding With Putin as Democrats Demand Action Whether Putin is holding something over Trump or not, Trump clearly sided with […]

Jurassic Park

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Based on books by Michael Chrichton, the first 2 movies were directed by Steven Spielberg. Here are my comments on the book vs. the movie. And here are all the movies in the series.  The original trilogy Jurassic Park 1993 -> 4.5/5 (+) The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 -> 4/5 Jurassic Park III 2001 […]

Foundation

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Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series is one of my favourites. I read the 7 books he wrote in the series many years ago. I’ve now reread them, plus the books that others wrote in the series. Books by Isaac Asimov Foundation 1951 -> 4.5/5 (+) Foundation and Empire 1952 -> 4.5/5 (+) Second Foundation 1953 -> […]

Old Man’s War

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All of the books in this series were written by John Scalzi. If he writes any more, I will be guaranteed to read them. Old Man’s War 2005 -> 4.5/5 The Ghost Brigades 2006 -> 4.5/5 The Last Colony 2007 -> 4.5/5 Zoe’s Tale 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Human Division 2013 -> 4.5/5 The End […]