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


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 […]

The Million

Posted on August 25th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Like most of the scions of the Million, these ones were intensely focused, serious, and cautious around their elders. They should be — all of human civilization rest on their shoulders.” The Million by Karl Schroeder, published in 2018 There are a million people in the world. Bernie is a smart guy but a […]

The beginning of the end of Trump

Posted on August 23rd, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  1 Comment »

Finally, it’s happening. Surely the trials of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen will eventually have some effect on Donald Trump — specifically, being removed from the White House and placed in jail. Here’s a column from Richard Wolffe from the Guardian, in which there is this pair of beautiful sentences: “To lose one of your […]


Posted on August 21st, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Here are all the books that take place in Iain M. Banks’ Culture universe. They all take place in different times and places. Consider Phlebas 1987 -> 4.5/5 The Player of Games 1988 -> 5/5 Use of Weapons 1990 -> 4.5/5 The State of the Art (collection) 1991 Excession 1996 Inversions 1998 Look to Windward […]

The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard

Posted on August 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Will… they put us in charge of these vessels, they train us as best they can to be emissaries of peace, to avoid conflict… but there will always be those who look to war and violence for their solution, who operate out of greed and self-interest. We can’t blame ourselves for their occasional success. […]

Hainish universe

Posted on August 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

Many of Ursula K. Le Guin’s novels and stories take places in her Hainish universe. Here are all of those books. This is one of the best science fiction series ever created — look at how many of them are 5/5. It’s a loose series — each book focuses on different characters and places. Rocannon’s […]

The Word for World Is Forest

Posted on August 20th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

{4.5/5} “Do men kill men, except in madness? Does any beast kill its own kind? Only the insects. These yumens kill us as lightly as we kill snakes. The one who taught me said they kill one another, in quarrels, and also in groups, like ants fighting.” The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula […]


Posted on August 15th, 2018 by Dave Switzer  |  No Comments »

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 […]