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Uplift

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

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

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

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 […]

Pixar movies

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Here’s an update to this list. After Toy Story 4 next year, Pixar has plans for 5 currently untitled non-sequel movies from 2020 to 2022. Toy Story movies Toy Story 1995 -> 5/5 Toy Story 2 1999 -> 5/5 Toy Story 3 2010 -> 4.5/5 Toy Story 4 2019 Monsters, Inc. movies Monsters, Inc. 2001 […]

The problem with the Supreme Court

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

Of all the scary things happening in the US one of the scariest is the possibility that the Supreme Court will be skewed right wing for decades once Donald Trump’s nominee gets in. People are going to need to call their congressperson to stop that from happening. Here’s an article by E.J. Dionne Jr. from the […]

Star Trek

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I’ve read many Star Trek books over the years. For a start, I’ll just list the ones I’ve reviewed in my blog. The Original Series I don’t read all of these but I do pick up the ones that are written by authors I know or look particularly interesting. I recently reread a few of […]

It’s time to get rid of nuclear weapons

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

One of the most important things we need to do in the 21st century is get rid of nuclear weapons. The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Here is the text of the speech given when that award was handed out: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear […]

Stopping Doug Ford from doing terrible things

Posted by Dave Switzer under From the web, My thoughts

We need to stop Doug Ford from doing the most terrible of the terrible things he has planned. Martin Lukacs in The Guardian points out we’ve done it before, under Mike Harris. People who care will need to focus on what’s important and make their voices heard. Doug Ford’s disastrous agenda can be derailed by […]