Infinity Beach

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “We don’t like horizons. We don’t like limits. We always want to see beyond them. We don’t stop at the water’s edge, do we? What is a beach to us but a place from which to launch ourselves at the future?” Infinity Beach by Jack McDevitt, published in 2000 Humans were creating 6 novas […]

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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{4/5} “It’s not a navy. It’s just… people.” Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, released in 2019 The Rebellion has enough trouble with the First Order, and now it looks like Emperor Palpatine has survived and secretly built a fleet of ships. Rey has been training with Leia, but she doesn’t think she deserves Luke’s […]

Star Trek: TNG — A Call to Darkness

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{4.5/5} “There were no benefits to being the first driver in the line… Mostly, it was a burden. But Picard had taken it up without hesitation. It gave him a measure of control over what happened to him. If he couldn’t dredge up his past, at least he could take an active part in preserving […]

Lost in Space (season 2)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “It’s not a risk, it’s math.” Lost in Space season 2, aired in 2019 The Robinsons are marooned on a planet where they have to wear their spacesuits outside. Maureen is, of course, trying to figure out a way to get the ship flying again and thinks the regular lightning they see might be […]

Star Trek

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here’s an update to this list. 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’ve also reread a few of the best older ones. The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre 1981 -> 4.5/5 Yesterday’s Son […]

SF & fantasy collections & anthologies

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Here’s an update to this list. Collections Best of the best I, Robot – Isaac Asimov Nightfall – Isaac Asimov Virtual Unrealities – Alfred Bester The Golden Apples of the Sun – Ray Bradbury Keeper of Dreams – Orson Scott Card Maps in a Mirror – Orson Scott Card Stories of Your Life and Others […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2018 Dayton Ward DISCO: Drastic Measures James Swallow DISCO: Fear Itself 2017 David A. Goodman The Autobiography of Jean-Luc Picard Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ENT: Rise of the Federation […]

Best science fiction novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2019 Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Ruin     2018 Marina J. Lostetter Noumenon Infinity Becky Chambers Record of a Spaceborn Few       John Scalzi Head On 2017 Kim Stanley Robinson New York 2140 Stephen Baxter The Massacre of […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

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Here’s an update to this list. 5/5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5 5 5 5           4.83 Angel 5 5 5 5 5             5 Babylon 5 4.5 5 5 5 4.5             4.8 Battlestar Galactica 5 5 5 5 […]

Tie-in books

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Here’s an update to this list. Novels Best of the best ENT: Rise of the Federation — Live by the Code by Christopher L. Bennett B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #1 — Casting Shadows by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages #2 — Summoning Light by Jeanne Cavelos B5: The Passing of […]