The park of the future (ca. 1979)

The park of the future (ca. 1979)

Crichton did it first. As far as I can tell, Westworld was the original fantasy theme park gone awry story. He cemented his claim to the genre 17 years later with Jurassic Park. But Dream Park by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes seems to be the first book where there’s...
Of Course You Realize…

Of Course You Realize…

I can’t reread books. Even my favorites. I just never been able to do it. But I start each year with a quick reread of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. Like anything, writing has its up and downs. And when you hit the down periods, it seems pretty pathetic to...
It’s time to get back on the turtle

It’s time to get back on the turtle

    I only discovered the Discworld novels a couple of years ago and I’ve got some catching up to do. That’s why I’ll be reading Sourcery by Sir Terry Pratchett this week. It’s one of the four books in this Rincewind the Wizard collection. I don’t think it’s...

Recent Read: Deathstalker by Simon R Green

I’m enjoying this one now. Owen Deathstalker, last of the Deathstalkers, has just been outlawed by the Queen of the Human Empire. So he’s on the run and is going to start a revolution to get his life back. Fun stuff so...

Recent Read: Based On a True Story by Norm MacDonald

There aren’t a lot of people from the Ottawa Valley I can look up to. Norm is the exception. And just by looking at that cover I’m sure there’s no danger whatsoever in admiring a comedian because they will never let you down. This book instantly...

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