Monday, March 28, 2005

Malevil- Robert Merle

Malevil is an excellent read. It is out of print however. You will have to hunt up your copy on Ebay or another a good used bookstore. Written by the author of "Day of the Dolphin, this is science fiction at it's best. It's a tale of post nuclear survival in rural France. It's a wonderful read, and I recommend it highly.

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Buckley's Universe- Thomas Stormcrowe

Dr Buckley was having a bad day. It started when he initiated his experiment into Zero Point Energy. When he started up the equipment, all the sounds outside his lab suddenly quit. When he decided to take a break and get a cup of coffee, he got up to leave the lab. When he opened up the door to go to the coffee machine, he encountered a silver wall across the door.

"What the hell?"Dr Buckley exclaimed! He turned and ran back to his desk and tried to shut down the equipment, but to no avail! "HMMM"He thought, "What have we here?". Dr Buckleyturned to his notes to try to figure out what was going on and thought about that little section of the equation that had been bothering him. "Well, I guess I have something to worry about after all!" He said with a rueful smile.

Journal of Dr Joseph Buckley, September 15, 2036
I initiated my experiment into tapping Zero Point Energy today. I seem to be trapped in a pocket universe created accidentally when I started the equipment. All the tests I have run show absolutely nothing outside of the silvery surface outside of my lab door. I can't seem to shut down my equipment and am currently drawing power off of reserve batteries. I'm not sure what will happen when they die. I figure they will crap out in about two hours. It is 10:00AM now. With any luck I'll be out by lunch

11:00AM September 15, 2036
The air is getting a bit stale and smoky, but without cigarettes I'd go nuts! Batteries are at the halfway point now. I'm really getting nervous now as the corners of my lab are showing the same silvery encroachment. Apparently I'm in a sphere and it's shrinking! I tried to get an image of what's outside of the sphere, but when I pushed a webcan through all I got was absolutely nothing, literally! I tried to retrieve the webcam and got back a cut off USB cable. I think I have a problem!

11:30AM September 15, 2036
I'm surrounded by the sphere now. My lab walls are no longer visible anymore. The batteries are below one quarter charge and I'm at a loss how to conserve power. I'm writing by the light of a candle now as I've lost the emergency lights to the sphere. Worst of all I only have one cigarette left! I've been working the math and have come to the conclusion that I'm screwed! I think I might have wiped out the Universe when I tried to tap into the Zero Point. I believe I might have interrupted the quantum flicker cycle.

11:45AM September 15, 2036
The sphere has contracted to about ten feet in diameter now. It's also starting to vibrate. My desk is half engulfed and my computer quit functioning when the sphere ate my tower. The batteries are going to die any minute now and I'm smoking my last cigarette now. It's the best tasting cigarette I've ever had! The batteries are dying now and the sphere is collapsing! Oh Lord, I think I'm going to die!

The sphere collapses into a quantum point and explodes.........Creation begins.

The Watch on the Rhine- Tom Kratman

I have had access to 77 pages of snippets from "The Watch on the Rhine" and I'll tell you! I'm looking forward with great anticipation for the Aug release of this book. It is set in the milieu of "The Legacy of the Aldenata" series by John Ringo. It centers around the Pos'leen invasion of Europe. I'm not going to get into the plot as I don't want to post spoilers on this site. Keep your eyes open Y'all!

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

I've been sick!

Sorry, I've been sick and couldn't keep up with my reviews! But out of hospital now and I anticipate having my next review posted in a few days!