The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter My rating: 5 of 5 stars Through the discovery of a plan for a “box” device the human race gains the ability to “step” between multiple versions of Earth. The journey causes most people to become sick and disoriented, but that doesn’t stop millions of people from leaving […]

You need at least a minor background in science to understand the themes and terminology. But it’s worth it. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline My rating: 5 of 5 stars Addictive. Loved it. For anyone, like me, who grew up in the 80s/90s and is also a gamer, this is a must read. The human race barely goes out any more, the real world is poverty-stricken and run down. In most cases all […]

3D printing is the future. Build an entire colony on another planet, plus all the gear you will ever need, all available at the touch of a button.

Made to Kill by Adam Christopher My rating: 3 of 5 stars It took me a while to get into this book, due more to my lack of concentration than any actual commentary on the book itself; after finally having got a chance to sit down and pay attention, I got through the second half […]

Multiple alternates, action, mystery and intrigue. The search for important books. What’s not to like!?

Empire State by Adam Christopher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Well, that was a twisty turny crazy book which I couln’t possibly review fully without giving the plot away (and I don’t want to ruin the fun for anyone else!). However, if you like noir crime novels, robots, superheroes, and rudimentary theoretical physics, give […]