Moving right into the next book on the shelf: Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness. Published in 1969, it won both the Nebula and Hugo. It’s the fourth book in the sequence of Hainish Universe books, and I am uncertain as to if there is much continuity in the series. The next book […]Read more "Current Book: The Left Hand of Darkness"
As advertised and promised, this book was very entertaining and a very quick read. I only wish it had been under better circumstances. I spent the night laying with my 16 year old cat waiting for her to pass away, and read this intermittently while she slept. The plot is pretty basic (as expected): a […]Read more "Book Review: The Martian"
At this point it is pretty hard to escape The Martian. The book is on every endcap and best seller shelf in stores, and the movie has just been released on DVD. I refused to see the movie until I read the book – which is fairly common for me and sci-fi. Originally self-published online in […]Read more "Current Book: The Martian"
I know, I know. I finished Contact several books ago – but finally got around to watching the film last night. I loved this movie as a child, and now that I’m quite a bit older it lacks some of the awe and wonder I felt back then, but still is entertaining. The differences were few, although […]Read more "Movie Review: Contact"
And now my time reading the Uplift series comes to a close. I can easily say this was my favorite of the first three Uplift books. As I’ve stated before, I found the neo-chimps much more relatable than the neo-dolphins. The overall story arc is very similar between Startide and Uplift – we are just given a […]Read more "Book Review: The Uplift War"
[Pages Read: 480] In the pages since my last update, a lot more has come to light and things have gotten a lot more complicated. We learn significantly more about Gubru politics and culture, as well as get some insight into Galactic society that we didn’t know from either of the previous books. Fiben and […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Uplift War"
[Pages Read: 207] As you can tell, this is book is entertaining. Even through the very busy holiday season I found myself making time to catch a chapter or two here and there. The plot thus far mirrors Startide Rising in several ways: we have an alien race trying to get information from mankind and their uplifted […]Read more "Current Book Update: The Uplift War"