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John Scalzi - Redshirts (2012)

I have been meaning to read this novel for a while, and I finally managed to do so last week. Redshirts won the 2013 Hugo award, beating one of my all-time favorites, … 244 more words


New books et al. 3-20-2015

Now that Hugo nominations are over, I have acquired some new books and DVDs.

I finally gave in and bought A Song of Ice and Fire,  268 more words


The Android's dream by John Scalzi

I enjoyed this book, I think parts of it reminded me of the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy but not as extreme as the mentioned book. 41 more words

Science Fiction

Reading inbox-outbox: Week of 9 March

Somehow I managed to finish two books this week, even though I didn’t really have any time to read during my commutes. They were both near-future dystopians featuring worlds that both seem like very plausible and terrifying possible futures. 479 more words


A Book Review... (to push back stagnation)

I haven’t been on here in a while, and that’s more-or-less unacceptable… I mean, part of the whole point of this thing was to get me doing more godsforsaken writing. 1,000 more words

2015 Reading Challenge, "Old Man's War" Review

Audiobooks have become quite the help for me in this challenge. I started listening to them with this book, because I figured I could get some “reading” done in the car to and from work and whenever I was walking somewhere. 505 more words


Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

Title: Redshirts
John Scalzi
Genre: humour/sci-fi
Date Read: 25/02/2015 – 28/02/2015
Rating: ★★


I really expected to like this book. Even love it. A book that makes fun of some more of the tropes we love about bad sci-fi? 506 more words