Andy Weir's second novel centres around a waif living on the margins of the lunar colony's society. Totally different from his first novel (The Martian - outstanding book worth 10/10), this one has a large dose of interpersonal stuff going on between the Lunar managers, her father and friends. It is worth the read for … Continue reading Artemis – Andy Weir (8/10)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) affects us all, every day, and in almost every facet of our lives. Toby Walsh's book focuses on the average person interested in learning about the effect of AI on us as individuals and each other and what is likely to happen in the future if we choose not to act now to … Continue reading 2062 – Toby Walsh (9.8/10)
Detective noir, in the future, at its best. With a twist. Nothing more to say. Enjoy the read. I could not watch the series having read it though.
This is the story of those people who led, participated in and reported on the space shuttle Columbia disaster. A factual first hand, eyewitness, gritty account of the disaster and NASA's response to it. Having lived in the US for many years I remember it well as we saw the aftermath of the disaster spread … Continue reading Bringing Columbia Home – Michael G Leinbach & Jonathon H Ward (9.9/10)
This was an Op-Shop super find. A factual account, written by a family member of someone who was there and took part in this fascinating piece of history in Australia before the war with Germany and Japan (1939-45). Shows how deep the penetration and forethought was by both Germany and Japan in preparation for the … Continue reading Hitler’s Lost Spy – Greg Clancy (9.8/10)
One of those books that seems to attract the movie makers possessing no touch or understanding for the content of the book. Based on the real story of the handful of Special Forces operators who entered Afghanistan on the bread and butter mission for SF - hearts and minds right after the 911 attacks. This … Continue reading Horse Soldiers (12 Strong movie tie-in) – Doug Stanton (9.8/10)
A very lucky find as I just happen to be modelling a late war (WW2) Panther at the moment and this had a great set of images for the Panthers of the period. For the modeller looking for images not found elsewhere this book is a great resource. Well worth the time to look it … Continue reading Images of War, Axis tanks of the second world war – Michael Green (9.0/10)