Setting Archive : space

(I try to break stuff down by place and time. Doesnt always work but there you go)

The Martian
The Martian by Andy Weir

Mark Watney is a botanist and engineer assigned to the Ares programme, one of the very few who gets to […]

Redshirts
Redshirts by John Scalzi

p>Read for the 2014 Sci-Fi Experience Ensign Dahl has just been assigned to The Intrepid. In many ways this is […]

Warhorse
Warhorse

For years humans had thought themselves alone in space. But then the Tampies made themselves known. And they, unlike humanity, […]

Star Trek into darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness

Terrorism is everywhere these days. From Iron Man to Star Trek and everywhere in between, you just can’t get away […]

On a red station, drifting
on a red station drifitng

Ever since she arrived on Prosper Station Quyen has been welcomed by the Honoured Ancestress, the artificial intelligence that runs […]

Leviathan wakes
Leviathan wakes

The Expanse – book 1 In the not so distant, but still far off, future humans have left Earth. Colonised […]

Alien

Dir. Ridley Scott

Can you believe that this film is 31 years old? Thirty one years old. That’s as old as I am. And yet it is still as effective as ever. And perfect for the RIP’s Peril on the Screen.

You probably all know the plot; a commercial space vessel’s crew is woken from cryo-sleep midway through their journey home. The ship’s computer has picked up a transmission that may be an SOS call. As they investigate they find an abandoned ship but suffer an attack on a crew member. They retreat to their own ship, carrying their injured member, and ignoring quarantine procedures, they undergo treatment from the science officer. And then things begin to go wrong…

Olympos
Olympos by Dan Simoons

By Dan Simons
I really loved Ilium when I read it in June so was looking forward to this, the sequel. And it kicks off right where we left the story in the first book. Unfortunately it just didn’t work as well. All through this book I was interested in what was going on, but never gripped, never fascinated or engaged by it. Merely hmm, that’s interesting.

Doom

I wasn’t hoping for great things, and all my hopes were met. Not good at all. The basic plot is […]

Serenity

ISBN: 1416502882 813.54 Novelization of the film by the same name. Where do you start when you go to write […]

Those Left Behind

Serenity Comics #1-3 ISBN: 1593074492 Set between the end of Firefly and before the Big Damn Movie that is Serenity […]

Battlestar Galactica -season 1

I caught the mini-series when it showed on SkyOne last year, but missed a few of episodes of the series […]