Monthly Archives: June 2017

“Enter Wildthyme” by Paul Magrs

Humour and science fiction is a difficult act to pull off. Even Douglas Adams struggled after the first two Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books. This book is a wacky story, Iris Wildthyme of the title is a time traveller … Continue reading

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“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down” by Jeff Kinney

If you are familiar with the Wimpy Kid books, Greg needs no introduction,  this is more of the same formula, Greg a middle school slacker wants to sit around playing video games but his parents have other ideas for him. … Continue reading

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“Where’s my Jetpack?” by Daniel H Wilson

For a while this was my chosen reading matter for Reading in the Smallest Room.   Daniel Wilson looks at all the gadgets and suchlike promised in science fiction books and films. Stuff like ray-guns, flying cars and underwater hotels. … Continue reading

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Encylopaediae as raw material for art fun

Does anyone still use print encyclopaediae? There seem to be a lot of people throwing them out. I picked up some volumes of a 1955 Soviet Encyclopaedia for a lari (approx 41 cents)  a piece. My grandchildren Lazare (2) and … Continue reading

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“Nemesis” by Isaac Asimov

Published three years before the death of one of the great masters of sci-fi in 1989, “Nemesis” is a stand alone novel. Unusually for Asimov there is a strong central female character in the shape of Marlene, a plain but … Continue reading

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No books finished in May

It has been a long time since I failed to finish a single book in a month. What has happened is I do most of my reading on the metro and whilst I’m still making many metro journeys, I’ve been … Continue reading

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