• SciFi
    The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) – John Scalzi

      Truth be told, I loved Old Man’s War … not necessarily the whole series mind you, but definitely Book 1.  It’s long been a staple and one that I’ve gone back to every now and then.  Unfortunately for me, however (and probably somewhat in the minority) I didn’t love Red Shirts which I thought […]

  • Fantasy
    The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher

      While I’m definitely more of a fan of the Military SciFi genre, Fantasy titles still have a very large place in my heart.  Especially when those titles are written by some of the more exceptional authors in the field like Jordan (sadly deceased), Sanderson (alive, kicking & publishing like a dervish) and Butcher. Jim […]

  • Military SciFi
    The Scorched Earth by Terry Mixon

        Terry has written a couple of books that I’m quite fond of (namely his Empire of Bones saga, reviewed here, and here) so I thought this one was worth a try too – and while it’s not perfect, there is enough in it that I’m probably going to pick up book 2 when […]

  • Doctor Who
    The Pilot: Doctor Who S10

    AFTER AN ENDLESS wait that felt like being trapped in a time loop, Doctor Who finally returned last night. I’ve never anticipated a Doctor Who season premiere quite like “The Pilot.” Peter Capaldi proved himself an amazing Doctor last season, blending shades of Eight and Four with his own unique style. The first episode of […]

  • Books
    Intergalactic Wizard Scout by Rodney Hartman

      Over the years I’ve read a couple of books and series that have started out well, but over the course of multiple books, gotten quite a bit “less good” and somewhat tedious.  Unfortunately, Intergalactic Wizard Scout is one of these in my opinion. While the writing itself is nothing to write home about, the […]

  • Agents of Shield
    Uprising – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (S4E3)

    On the night of its season premiere, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scored 3.44 million viewers overall, up from it season three finale that raked in just 3.03 million. However, the second episode the season didn’t fare as well, with a score of just 2.95 million viewers. That said, this time last year ABC was struggling to […]

  • Agents of Shield
    ‘Agents of SHIELD’: The Darkhold

    In a not unsurprising fashion, SHIELD is once again the tie-in to an upcoming big-screen Movie Adaptation (namely Doctor Strange). The second episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gives us a foothold into the supernatural in more ways than one. First, we have Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes who told Daisy that he sold his soul to […]

  • Agents of Shield
    The Ghost – Agents of Shield

    Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is leaning hard on Ghost Rider joining in Season 4 as a hook to get people watching the show, so it makes sense that Gabriel Luna’s take on Robbie Reyes would be introduced right at the beginning of the premiere, “The Ghost.” It was the right choice not to force viewers […]

  • The Flash
    The Flashpoint Universe

    You might or might not know that the Season 2 finale of the Flash ended with Barry making an extremely fateful decision – namely re-writing history by choosing to save his parents from the Reverse Flash. What Barry didn’t take into account – or perhaps he did, and just didn’t care – is the impact […]

  • Agents of Shield
    Emancipation – AOS S3E20

    ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Emancipation TV Show Review. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., season 3, episode 20, ‘Emancipation,’ was a shell game, meant to shake up Hive’s (Brett Dalton) sense of certainty, but it may have gone a touch too far, in how Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) gambit may have played to fans, and in conveying just how […]

  • Science
    1,284 New Places for our Alien Overlords to call home!

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – Astronomers have discovered 1,284 more planets beyond our solar system, with nine possibly in orbits suitable for surface water that could bolster the prospects of supporting life, scientists said on Tuesday. The announcement brings the total number of confirmed planets outside the solar system to 3,264. Called exoplanets, the bulk […]

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