I’ve read the first four novels in James S. A. Corey’s The Expanse series. Nemesis Games, the fifth novel in the series, is sitting proudly on a shelf, at eye level, in my library closet, waiting for me to start reading it. I’m delaying gratification for the moment, making this science-fantasy space opera series last […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 5 — a review"
I’m watching Season 5 of the Amazon series The Expanse as the episodes drop, which means I’m probably already into the plot of the novel published after this one, Nemesis Games. It doesn’t matter. Season 4 covered a lot of what happens in Cibola Burn, and I never felt that watching the streaming series before […]Read more "Cibola Burn (The Expanse #4), by James S. A. Corey — a book review"
This 1994 novel is a sequel to To Save the Sun, which was published in 1992. I remember enjoying the first novel, also co-written by Ben Bova and A.J. Austin, but I’m afraid I read it too long ago to remember the details. What made me enjoy the novel is that it reminded me of […]Read more "To Fear the Light (To Save the Sun, Book 2), by Ben Bova & A.J. Austin — a book review"
What can I say about Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare? Like all of the Call of Duty games of recent vintage, the one-player campaign was too short. I realize that more gamers are interested in the multiplayer aspects of these games, but I am not one of that number. I like the story mode of […]Read more "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare — a video game review"
Abaddon’s Gate is the third novel in The Expanse series, written by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck). These are the books that the Amazon Prime series (formerly a SyFy series) The Expanse is based upon, going into its fifth season next year. Some of the events of Season […]Read more "Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse #3), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
You probably don’t have to be a fan of The Expanse series of novels by James S.A. Corey (the pen name of collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) to be a fan of the television series. But, I think it helps. I became a fan of the television series first, watching the first three seasons […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 4 (Amazon) — a review"
Author Chuck Wendig made news last year when he was fired by Marvel Comics. He was working on a Darth Vader series for the comic book giant at the time, and he claimed that his firing was a result of his social media commentary that, according to Wendig, “was too much politics, too much vulgarity, […]Read more "Star Wars: Aftermath: Life Debt, by Chuck Wendig — a book review"
I just returned from the Amazon website. I ordered the third book in this series, Abaddon’s Gate. I plan to read something else as a palate cleanser before starting that one. That’s what I did between Leviathan Wakes and this one, and it seemed to work well. I guess I’m pretending that I have all […]Read more "Caliban’s War (The Expanse Book #2), by James S.A. Corey — a book review"
02:00:01 – End This is it, the final chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. Incidentally, it’ll be the last edition of the 15-Minute Force for a long while. Our in-depth dissection and discussion about Star Wars will be going on hiatus for a bit, at least until after the final installment […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: The Battle of Crait (Or: The Rebirth of the Rebellion)"
01:45:01 – 02:00:00 Welcome to the penultimate chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. I can hear what you’re saying. “Penultimate?!? I thought this movie was about over!” I hear, and I understand. Sure, all the best laid plans of Act Two have gone awry. Luke Skywalker hasn’t returned with Rey to […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: What’s Black & White & Red All Over? (Or: Do You Think Leia Shops at “Crait & Barrel”?)"