Ender’s Game, Speaker of the Dead, Starship Troopers, and a Tipping Point: Book Review

As I have run out of socks for use in everyday life, I must spend tonight doing laundry. That means that I do not get to go outside for a walk. So I’m going to do some typing about books I’ve read (ok really I’ve listened to all these on audiobooks while walking, interesting fact I have walked at total of 80 miles in the month of November). Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (READ!)Ender’s game is set in the future after two devastating wars with an alien species known as “The Buggers”. The main protagonist is a little boy named Ender who has been chosen for Battle School, the training ground for the International Fleet. He starts his training at the tender age of 6. Ender’s game is easily one of the more interesting sci-fi books I’ve ever read. There are lots of imaginative concepts such as the Battle ...(Read More)

About the Doctor (Who) – Recommendations / Explanation

I have been told repeatedly and repeatedly to watch Doctor Who. You people and your obsession with British serials. Anyway, I did! I watched all the new series (6 seasons) in about 2 months. It helped that I got sick for three days with a flu and basically blasted through almost two seasons that way. (please note I wrote this like 2 months ago I just never got around to publishing it). If you don’t know the premise of Doctor Who, The Doctor is basically a time travelling alien who tries to ensure that nobody fucks with the time stream and things happen the way they should. Along the way he has companions who travel with him, almost always women. His species (Time Lords) can regenerate before dying (the way the series explains a change in actors). His real name? Nobody knows. He just goes by “The Doctor”. The show ...(Read More)