The future is digital. Death is temporary – if you can afford a new body (or ‘sleeve’) for your digitised back-up to be decanted into. So why did a rich, influential tycoon like Laurens Bancroft blow his own brains out? When Bancroft buys ex-special forces and eternal revolutionary Takeshi Kovacs out of jail to investigate, Bay City is in for a wilder ride than anyone bargained for…
I had decided not to read The Expanse – until a SFFReadalong was announced last year (willpower: I’ve heard about it), which I just couldn’t resist (I like reading with friends, okay?). And I’m ever so glad I let the gang’s enthusiasm drag me along, as it’s now one of my all-time favourite space operas. I turned the tables for SciFiMonth and dragged Lisa and M into debating the Big Question with me: sure, the tv show is good, but was the book better?
We started our quest with two dozen companions out to see how much fantasy we could celebrate in a month. I missed quite a lot of the latter half of Wyrd and Wonder – work exploded into overdrive and then my remote holiday turned out to have even less internet access than expected. However, there’s no stopping a fantasy party on a quest – so I’ve had an awful lot of fun catching up to compile this final retrospective!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, in which we all talk about a bookish topic and have fun making lists. This week we’re each explaining our reasons for loving something – and I’m going with the end of the world as we know it!
Oh bloody hell. Just caught up on Hell Bent, and I think I need to watch the last 2 years of Doctor Who all over again now. All is forgiven. Well, almost all. Yeah, okay, I’m totally cherry picking. There’s a bunch of episodes we probably can’t all agree didn’t happen, but I’m going to edit them out of my timeline anyway, ok?
I’m going to take a minute to squee about more recent tv and movie outings. My inner child has been delighted recently and my outer adult traumatised.
So, Season Two of House of Cards gets going with a bang, eh? I loved the original UK […]
My problem with The Walking Dead (I'm in early Season 4) is several-fold: – I'm not sure I […]
Another trip to Australia, another opportunity to indulge in some cinematic catch up. Except I chose to spend most of the outbound flight reading or watching Season 4 of Game of Thrones instead, and got a taster of Penny Dreadful on the way home. In between, I did manage to see a bunch of awards nominees and recent releases.
So the advantage of long flights is the number of hours you can spend reading and watching movies without a shred of guilt to get in the way. I tend to bounce between catching up with stuff I really wanted to see but didn’t (for whatever reason) and watching things I would never otherwise have given a second glance.
I’ve been using my year of free Prime to rewatch Who and finally watch some shows I missed […]
So we're nearly halfway into the current season of Doctor Who, which I'm going to talk about without […]
There are some books that never leave you. The characters and stories remain as vivid in adulthood as […]
I like to say that I don’t watch much tv. It’s true as far as it goes: I get very excited about my annual fix of Sherlock and Doctor Who (yes, I enjoy Moffat), but otherwise tend to watch the odd satirical news quiz and movies. And every now and again I indulge in some high production value US series on DVD, and wonder why it’s taken me so long.