Month: Apr 2019

  • Currently Reading…Hugo Finalists

    So my Kindle and I went to some high up places and did some solid reading. This is what has been read so far: Trail of Lightning, by Rebecca Roanhorse (Saga) Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente (Saga) Beneath the Sugar Sky, by Seanan McGuire (Tor.com publishing) – Novella “The Thing About Ghost Stories,” by […]

  • Sunday Beer: Semi-skimmed Occultist

    An even weirder stout than the last one. Tastes much nicer than it sounds.

  • Star Trek Discovery: Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2 (S2E14)

    Thanks to some decent hotel wifi in Nepal I managed to download the season finale onto my phone and watched this barnstorming episode in a crowded airport waiting room. Having spent a few episode spinning its wheels, Discovery goes out with literally all guns blazing. Director Olatunde Osunsanmi has made several Discovery episodes and they’ve […]

  • The Long National Nightmare is Over

    The coup is over and the junta is in gaol (or the kitchen). The ghastly colour scheme is gone and a new theme in place. I’ve read lots of books n some strange places and I even caught up with the Star Trek Discovery finale. Regular blogging from tomorrow as I need a nap now […]

  • Beyond the Bounds of Genius: Chapter 10

    Chapter 10: Where next? My return had been eagerly foretold by many portents and harbingers of good fortune. Those scoundrel police officers had had their hessian bag confiscated and could no longer grab innocent cats off the streets for merely setting fire to things and-slash-or burning down buildings. I forgave my many enemies and declared […]

  • Triceradvice 12 & 13

    A reader asks “I’m a history teacher and I keep getting weirdly off-topic essays from my students. The last assignment was about the impact of the reformation on Tudor England and instead of an analysis of how the Church of England attempted to retain both protestant and Catholic aspects, I got an essay about a […]

  • Timothy’s Hugo Picks

    I’m going to come right out and say it: this is a slate. Vote for each of these in this order or else. Best Neville My for vote for Hugo for Best Neville goes to Neville Weasley in Harry Potter and the Very Angry Man from Dundee. Best Novellan My vote goes to all the […]

  • Beyond the Bounds of Genius: Chapter 9

    Chapter 9: The Great Philanthropist I woke up inside the tiny cinema aboard the ship. Let me tell you: don’t watch a James Cameron film after binging on catnip. Avatar had been WAYYYY too much for me. “I have had another epiphany!” I said to Straw Puppy. “If I my last chapter has gone way […]

  • Triceradvice 11

    A reader asks “Hi, I’m an emu and I recently joined a dog cult after a disastrous end to my last significant romantic relationship due to an embarrassing panic attack I had on a hot air balloon. I’m hoping that being part of a cult based on worshiping the one true heavenly being that is […]

  • Hidden Moments from Movie History

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