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 […]

Jurassic Park

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

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 […]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur? First time you see them, it’s like… a miracle. You read about them in books, you see the bones in museums but you don’t really… believe it. They’re like myths. And then you see… the first one alive.” Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, released in […]

Foundation

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

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 -> […]

Psychohistorical Crisis

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “A good psychohistorian was as much a composer as he was a seer. Rigid musicians made bad music. Could Nejirt tell the difference between the traditions that actually buttressed the foundations of society and the thousands of trivial traditions, mere baroque decorations?” Psychohistorical Crisis by Donald Kingsbury, published in 2001 Eron Osa used to […]

Ready Player One

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “Yeah, try… try not to accidentally erase the whole of the Oasis on your first day.” Ready Player One, released in 2018 In 2045 everybody hangs out in the Oasis, a virtual reality where anything is possible. The creator of the Oasis left a game behind when he died — whoever wins the game […]

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 […]

Martians Abroad

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{3.5/5} “Maybe Earth wasn’t so bad after all, if it had horses. But I couldn’t think about anything without thinking about Stanton and what was going to happen next. Something was going to happen next.” Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn, published in 2016 Polly, a teenager on Mars, is sent by her mother to Galileo […]

Starlings

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “The first thing she’d struggled for was saving to buy more memory, but whether that had been a self-aware struggle or a pre-aware struggle or a zombie struggle or just an unexpected kink in her programming, she didn’t know. The ability to think, to want things, was something her owners would have seen as […]

The Stars Are Legion

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{4/5} “Soon, what is left of the world will be a soupy ruin, and Anat will send me or one of her daughters out here with an army to salvage it and feed it into the great mouth of the recycling monsters on Katazyrna, until Katazyrna is healthy again. But only for a time… Because […]