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  • We Hate People Episode 17: The Vatican Tradie

    We usually solve the world’s problems, but I think we go particularly deep this episode. The Show Notes – The virtues of reality (link) – NASA predicts how the world will end (link) – Are critics and the Academy Awards pointless? (link) – Is average intelligence and no university education a problem? (link) – Want… [Continue Reading]

    We Hate People Episode 17: The Vatican Tradie
  • The 2016 Hugo Awards: An Overview

    The Hugos are on again, and I’ve managed to read the novels. The range this year is varied, with series science, high action fantasy, and completely original takes on old themes on the nomination list. First of all, I have to say that I have avoided getting into the problems that the various puppy groups… [Continue Reading]

    The 2016 Hugo Awards: An Overview
  • Review: The Cinder Spires – The Aeronaut’s Windlass

    Jim Butcher does fantasy and does it very well. In The Aeronaut’s Cutlass, Butcher shows how well. In the fantasy world he sets up, the population live in a number of spires which are accessed through airships. Once this is set up, the action starts, as an attack is launched between two spires, and the… [Continue Reading]

    Review: The Cinder Spires – The Aeronaut’s Windlass
  • Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

    The name of Neal Stephenson is one that has come across my desk and various internet feeds over the last couple of decades, and was always on my to do list. With his newest novel, Seveneves, I get to tick that box. Stephenson starts the novel with the moon being destroyed. After that, things get… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

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Review: The Cinder Spires – The Aeronaut’s Windlass

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