Wednesday, January 27, 2010

42 #10!!!

Just posted my 10th review for this year's challenge, a book review for John Scalzi's excellent, award-winning novel, Old Man's War.

Here is the link.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Number 9

Just read and reviewed Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein. Excellent!!!

Here is the review.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

42 Challenge Number 8

Here is my eighth post for this year's 42 Challenge, a Friday Favorites/Book Review for the art book, Mark Schultz: Various Drawings Volume 4.

Here is the link.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Avatar Film Review

Check out my Double Feature review for Sherlock Holmes and Avatar.

Review here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Two for the price of one

Two more posts up, numbers 5 and 6, for this year's 42 Challenge. Click on each title to take you to the review:

Deathworld 3 ~Harry Harrison


Galaxy, December 1964 ~edited by Frederick Pohl

Friday, January 15, 2010

Spectrum 16 Book Review

I have just reviewed the latest volume of contemporary fantastic art work, Spectrum 16. The post is filled with lovely pictures, so come on by and give it a look. This is my 4th post for this year's 42 Challenge.

The link is here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Green Hills of Earth ~Robert A. Heinlein

Just finished my 3rd post for the 42 Challenge, a review of The Green Hills of Earth. Excellent short story collection. My review is here.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

42 Challenge, second post

My second post is up for this year's 42 Challenge, featuring art from science fiction books released in 2009.

Here is the link.

Monday, January 11, 2010

#3 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on DVD

So after watching the film a dozen times (no, I'm not exaggerating) with my kids on DVD, I've decided to count it for the science fiction challenge. I have a long post on my blog.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Last night we watched the pilot episode of Firefly, the "space western" series created by Joss Whedon for the Fox Network. Fox ended up canceling the show after 11 of 14 episodes were aired. I think the show is brilliant, dark and at times very funny. Why was this show canceled? It just reconfirms my belief that most American TV executives are stupid.

If you haven't seen Firefly you are really missing something.

#2 Nightwings by Robert Silverberg

I finished by second science fiction review for 2010, Nightwings by Robert Silverberg. It was originally three novellas but was later republished in book form as a three chapter novel. I read it in novel form.

Desolation Road ~Ian McDonald

I have just completed my first read in this years 42 Challenge. It was Ian McDonald's unique and interesting book, Desolation Road. You can read my review of it here.

More for my list!

23. Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Jules Verne: quite frankly I was disappointed! The narrator (the nephew was an irritating wimp who never stopped whinging'. If I'd been the professor, I'd have ditched the brat as soon as I could!

24. Avatar 3D: A visually beautiful film. The night scenes of Pandora were spectacular!

25. Fringe: I really liked this series and it has some great actors in it.

26. Doctor Who - The end of Time: I'm sad to see the end of David Tennant's Doctor, but the return of the Master and the Time Lords, well, what more can you ask for! :) I'm hoping that the Eleventh Doctor will rediscover his joy in life because the Tenth Doctor got so sad and lonely it was heartbreaking sometimes.

27. Flashback - Episodes 1 - 7. An interesting scenario, the whole world blacks out for three minutes and most people have a vision of their future in six months time. I'm looking forward to seeing how this pans out.

28. Sanctuary - Season 2. They're have been some great episodes in this season. I particularly liked Magnus's trip to the future :)

29. Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen. A full on action start to the film left me a little lost at times, but it was an entertaining way to fill a couple of hours.

30. 2010 Supernova. Don't even bother watching this, it was boring. Earth is in danger from the blast from a star going supernova. Amazing what you'll watch over the holidays.

Friday, January 1, 2010

#1 Avatar

I wasn't expecting to see Avatar in the theaters but I did today. My husband and I got a pair of tickets as a gift.

Read my thoughts on the film on my blog.