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Hard Sci-fi, Dystopia, Space, High Fantasy and Speculative Fiction are my drugs.

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The Iron Man (2005) No rating

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? …

Starting reading this little gem to my son. Only takes about 7 pages to knock him out.

This is not the story of the movie. I don't know how they pulled the movie (The Iron Giant) from this story. Inspired by and based on are very flexible terms.

Anyway, we are literal pages from the conclusion. Excellent little story for children. Although, if you are reading it to a child who has heard of the Marvel character, I recommend referring to the character in the book using the name from the film, because explaining that Iron Man and the The Iron Man are not the same, and then explaining that Iron Man is just a guy in a suit? Not as much fun as reading this short story.

Project Hail Mary (Hardcover, 2021, Ballantine Books) 4 stars

Ryland Grace is the sole survivor on a desperate, last-chance mission--and if he fails, humanity …

Pure entertainment

5 stars

I think this will be the book I recommend the most this year. It is entertaining from beginning to end. If you like sci-fi or space stories, read it. If you don't, read it anyway because you will laugh. It is very rare that I tear through a book in the span of a day, but, and I apologise for the cliché, I could not put this book down.

Digital Minimalism (EBook, 2019, Portfolio) 4 stars

Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long …

Common Sense and Anecdotes

3 stars

If I had finished this back when I started (2019) I would have lived it. Now, in 2021, a lot of what Newport talks about seems like common sense. Beyond the advice, the anecdotes of the digital minimalists that he encountered while preparing this book are à propos and well-chosen to highlight the underlying call to action: quit faffing around on your phone, stop with the constant Facebooking, put your phone down and do something else that keeps your hands busy or puts you in a social situation.