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Books read in 2016, no. 16 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel Kindle Edition, 2014 The story opens with the onstage death of an actor, Arthur Leander, then moves back and forth between his former life and a post-apocalyptic future. We meet a variety of characters, disparate except for their connection to Leander. In the future we follow an itinerant group of… Continue reading Books read in 2016, no. 16 – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Books read in 2015 – #20 – The Martian by Andy Weir

The Martian by Andy Weir Kindle Edition 2014 (first published 2011) By turns, laugh out loud funny and heart in mouth thrilling, this book is a rollercoaster of emotions. I was up and down like a Mars rover traversing Arabia Terra! Mark Watney - engineer, botanist, astronaut. Lover of duct tape. Hater of taters. Trapped alone on a… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – #20 – The Martian by Andy Weir

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Steampunk

I have long been a fan of Victorian science fiction - the work of chaps such as Jules Verne, HG Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle. Their era was so full of hope! Scientific possibilities seemed endless. These writers looked to the future and imagined great wonders. Some years ago I came across a modern sci-fi… Continue reading Steampunk

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The end of time…

I am bereft. I just watched David Tennant's finale as The Doctor. Although the episode was not one of Russell T's best David was, as always, superb. His performance was heart rending and I felt quite weepy for the rest of the evening. I may have been wallowing somewhat because, just to rub salt into… Continue reading The end of time…