Recommended Read: The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury Notes: When I first read this book – sometime in the late 60s/early 70s – as a teenager, the copy I borrowed from our village library was titled The Silver Locusts. I still think of it by that, which I think is a better, title. The Silver Locusts capturesContinue reading “Recommended Read: The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradbury”

Book Review: Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky  Synopsis: A race for survival among the stars… Humanity’s last survivors escaped earth’s ruins to find a new home. But when they find it, can their desperation overcome its dangers? WHO WILL INHERIT THIS NEW EARTH? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate toContinue reading “Book Review: Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky”

Recommended Read: 1984 – George Orwell

1984 – George Orwell Notes: I regard this as the most important novel of the 20th century. It’s very title has entered the lexicon to stand for the worst of all possible dystopias, so much so that even people who have not read the book – or seen any of the films made about itContinue reading “Recommended Read: 1984 – George Orwell”

Book Review: The Cartographer’s Apprentice – Jim Webster

The Cartographer’s Apprentice: Leave Them Wanting More – Jim Webster Synopsis: Four short stories from the Land of the Three Seas casting a light on the early career of Benor Dorfinngil. The trials and tribulations of a young cartographer; this book features duels, savage halfmen, gassy beer, blood feuds and most dangerous of all, beautifulContinue reading “Book Review: The Cartographer’s Apprentice – Jim Webster”

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