Book review Made To Order: Robots and Revolution

Now that I am shut in due to the corona epidemic I read a lot. My review of Chassepot to FAMAS by Ian McCollum appears to be well read. During the weekend I also read through a short story anthology edited by Jonathan Strahan entitled Made To Order: Robots and Revolution. You can purchase it […]

Book review Chassepot to FAMAS by Ian McCollum

A few days ago I finally received my copy of Chassepot to FAMAS: French military rifle, 1866 – 2016 by Ian McCollum. I have been a devoted fan of Ian’s YouTube channel – Forgotten Weapons – for many years. For those unfamiliar with his channel. Ian provides information on infantry weapons whose historical significance is […]

Star Wars The High Republic announced

Last week news came that a new Star Wars movie is in the early stages of production. It is set to be directed by J.D. Dillard and written by Matt Owens (Luke Cage). Today came the news that Lucasfilm would create a multimedia sub-universe called The High Republic. It is basically a series of interconnected […]

Review of The Incal by Jodorowsky and Moebius

Before I started reading The Incal I had no idea what to expect. A legendary graphic novel from the early 80s made by a filmmaker who had once attempted to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune. As I know a little bit about Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s attempt at Dune I gambled The Incal would be one crazy ride […]

Review of Kursk 1943 by Dr. Roman Toeppel

It is not often that I review books not related to Science Fiction. Last year I gave a glowing review of Zach-Like which described the history and puzzles of Zachtronics games. Besides that I have reviewed a few Computer Science books. Yet, I keep a strong fascination with history. The two World Wars that fought […]

Review: Bone Silence by Alastair Reynolds

Bone Silence is the third and last book in the Revenger Universe after Revenger and Shadow Captain. These two books introduced some interesting mysteries that hinge on a number of elements found throughout the works of Alastair Reynolds. In this series humanity lives in an altered solar system devoid of large planetary bodies. Instead there […]

Wishing you a happy Christmas, from

I wanted to wish every reader of a happy Christmas. This website celebrated 2019 as its eight anniversary and so far this year has been its best. I changed the format from writing just reviews to do more opinion articles and in-depth technical articles. I also added articles about science fiction comics: most notably […]

Happy Thanksgiving + some Black Friday tips

I wanted to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving. It is the day that officially kicks off the holiday season with roasted turkey dinners, marshmallows and excessive spending. Or last least, if you follow the Black Friday craze. For those that do I have a few special tips on what you might spend your money on. […]