Review: Nemesis Games
Monday, Dec 17 2018 07:53 | audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Networks, TheExpanse
Nemesis Games by James S.A. CoreyMy rating: 4 of 5 stars And here I thought that this was going to be a 'simple' version of: crew goes on holiday while the ship is in dry dock so that they can take care of personal stuff (and of course learn some personal stuff from the past). Did that happen? Of course, but around half-way ... BAM! all hell breaks loose! The final line of the previous
Review: Cibola Burn
Sunday, Dec 16 2018 08:56 | audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Networks, TheExpanse
Cibola Burn by James S.A. CoreyMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting continuation of the series. We've now moved onto a more colonial part of the adventure (new worlds to explore an colonize), and all the perils that come with it. I do wonder if we'll find out what happened to the old civilization that built the portal system and the protomolecule. Part of this book reminded me a lot of the
Review: Abaddon's Gate
Friday, Dec 14 2018 08:54 | audiobooks, Books, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Networks, TheExpanse
Abaddon's Gate by James S.A. CoreyMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Interesting story as it has unfolded. The thing I don't get is this: are these gates to other galaxies (think Stargate with the Ori supergates)? other parallel dimension (sort of like sliders)? or just other dimensions period? Seems like there is plenty of work for the crew of the Rocinante to go around after this book ;-) A
Review: Star Trek: Waypoint #6
Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 04:30 | Books, Comic Book, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, StarTrek
Star Trek: Waypoint #6 by Gabriel HardmanMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Interesting collection of short stories from the Star Trek Universe. I think my two favorites were Naomi Wildman's comic, and the Phase II era stories. Reading the stories in this anthology made me wonder if we'll see any Phase II era stories pop up in the future. It might be an interesting look in an alternate era.View
Review: Airship Enterprise: The Infernal Machine
Monday, Nov 19 2018 05:00 | Books, Comic Book, goodreads, kickstarter, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, StarTrek
Airship Enterprise: The Infernal Machine by Brian DenhamMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This was something that had come across kickstarter a while back (before I really looked at kickstarter). It is an interesting take on Star Trek through a steampunk lens. I am not all that interested in steampunk as a genre but this wasn't a bad story. I think for Trek fans you'll find enough to keep you going,
Review: Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4
Sunday, Nov 18 2018 04:00 | Books, Comic Book, Galaxy Quest, goodreads, review, science, Social Media, Social Networks
Galaxy Quest: The Journey Continues #4 by Erik BurnhamMy rating: 3 of 5 stars This comic book series wasn't that bad but it really felt sort of like a rehash of the movie in the setup. I wonder if this was meant to be a reboot, or kickstart, of a Galaxy Quest series of comics, and they just didn't get the response that they needed to continue to create new materials in this universe.
Review: Z Nation #6
Saturday, Nov 17 2018 04:30 | Books, Comic Book, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networks, zombies
Z Nation #6 by Craig EnglerMy rating: 5 of 5 stars This was an interesting side story to the Z-Nation series. The writers somehow managed to make this universe more disturbing with zombie cows, zombie whales, and cruise director that takes over a cruise ship and enslaves the passengers. One of the things that isn't really addressed in most zombie shows and movies is whether or not the virus
Return of Castle Wolfenstein | Done!
Before playing the latest and greatest in Wolfenstein gaming, I ended up (last summer) playing through an original xbox era game (thanks, Backward Compatibility!) titled "Return to Castle Wolfenstein". This game was originally released back in 2001, and I had tried playing a demo of it on my Power Mac G3 at the time, but the thing was so choppy I, disappointed, put it down (and totally forgot
Review: Thinking Collaboratively: Learning in a Community of Inquiry
Monday, Nov 12 2018 11:58 | Books, dissertation, goodreads, PhD, research, review, Social Media, Social Networks
Thinking Collaboratively: Learning in a Community of Inquiry by D. Randy GarrisonMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting book to read, especially the section on Leadership as it connects to the community of inquiry framework. When the CoI was recommended to me (for my dissertation), I didn't really think a ton about it because the only context that I had encountered it in was classroom communities.
Review: Gods of Risk
Saturday, Nov 10 2018 15:42 | audiobooks, Books, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, TheExpanse
Gods of Risk by James S.A. CoreyMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Another book I read over the summer but I didn't have a ton of time to write about. A nice, short, interlude between books where we see what life on Mars is (sort) of like, and how badass Bobbie Draper is ;-) I don't recall seeing this 'on-screen' on the TV show, but maybe this is something that's going to be shown before season 4.