Tag Archives | adventure

Wikipedia says “An adventure is defined as an exciting or unusual experience”, but you don’t really need a definition of what adventure refers to, do you?

The Android’s Dream
The Androids Dream by John Scalzi

Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, […]

The hobbit : An unexpected journey [based on the book by]
The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey poster

I really have no idea where to start this review. I mean, there is no point in recapping the plot […]

John Carter [based on the book by]
John Carter dir. Andrew Stanton

In the 1880s a young Edgar Rice Burroughs is summoned to his uncle’s home. But when he reaches it he […]

A princess of Mars
A Princess of Mars

Book 1 in the Barsoom series In post-Civil War Arizona John Carter has found a gold rich mine. His partner […]

Railsea
Railsea by China Mieville

Before I start reviewing this, I just want you to do one thing, read the title of this book. Railsea. […]

The Stainless Steel Rat omnibus

When I spotted this in Chapters bookshop I knew I had to buy it, if only because it is the inspiration for Carl’s blog. Plus, you know, it is one of those sci-fi adventures that you really should have at least flicked through at some stage.

Slippery Jim is our narrator, and our hero, of sorts. He is also the Stainless Steel Rat, or at least that is how he describes himself. Slipping through the technological world and committing many daring acts of thievery and innumerable cons. Safe and secure in the knowledges that his wits, charm and logic will get him out of danger. Until, that is, he is caught. The Special Corps, so special that no one is really sure they exist until, of course, they catch you, succeed in arresting him. But instead of throwing him in jail, or punishing him they offer him a job. Come and work for them. So he does, after all, he was never a bad man, just one who wanted his bit of freedom.