Way down dark

The Australia trilogy : book 1 There’s one truth on Australia: You fight or you die. Usually both. Seventeen-year-old Chan’s ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. They never found one. The only life that Chan’s ever known is one of violence, of fighting. Of trying to […]

A matter of oaths

Available for free from the author’s website : http://www.arkessian.com/ The patrolship Bhattya is looking for a new member of staff, and Rafe appears to be the man for the job. But then rumour reaches them that he has been mind-wiped for Oath-breaking. A terrible crime, because the Oaths between the Emperors and the Guild are […]

The Long way to a small angry planet

Wayfarers ; #1 Rosemary Harper is running away from her past. She wants a new life. A new start. So she heads into space, joining the crew of the Wayfarer, a tunnelling ship, and its crew of mixed species and personalities. It is certainly different from what she is used to, and that is what […]

The dazzle of day

Dolores Negrete is leaving home, she will be boarding the Dusty Miller along with many other Quakers and leaving the planet, heading for the great unknown of space. Earth is dying. The land has, for the most part been used up, species are going extinct and people are dying of cancers and starvation and disease. […]

Interstellar

Some time in the near future a blight hits earth. At first it hits the wheat and then spreads to other crops. The whole world turns its attention to farming, to making sure enough food is being produced. All other endeavour takes a back seat to the attempts of humanity to survive. Cooper was once […]

Warhorse

For years humans had thought themselves alone in space. But then the Tampies made themselves known. And they, unlike humanity, had the ability to jump through space. Where humans were trapped into a small section of space the Tampies could travel almost anywhere. They had discovered a species that lived in space, these “space horses” […]

on a red station drifitng

On a red station, drifting

Ever since she arrived on Prosper Station Quyen has been welcomed by the Honoured Ancestress, the artificial intelligence that runs the station. Now that her husband has been called away to war Quyen is in charge, being guided by the Honoured Ancestress and taking care of the family. It is the same war that has […]

Books books books

I’ve noticed recently that I haven’t been blogging all the books that I’ve been reading so this is a bit of a catch up. Let’s start the ball rolling with Lois McMaster Bujold’s The Hallowed Hunt which I mostly read on the flight to America. I’m increasingly finding Bujold to be a writer whose work […]

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 itself, and because the storyline is so involved I didn’t really make and effort to watch the others in the series. But the dvd caught my eye, and I had quite liked the mini-series, so I picked it up.

Starting where the mini-series left off, so if you haven’t seen those you might be a little lost, Battlestar Galactica is very different from the original series of the 70’s, and is all the better for it. BSG has many of sci-fi’s big issues. It has the possible end of humanity, starships, battles in space, robots, what makes a human, it even brings up faith vs. reason.

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