A Closed and Common Orbit


In the wake of yesterday's competition, here's some more cool stuff!
(Er, it's UK only I'm afraid.)

Since anyone who loved The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet will be buying Becky Chambers' next book anyway, A Closed and Common Orbit (probably), Hodder are offering a free set of limited edition prints if you pre-order it and let them know. That's all.

Pre-order through this link and support me a teeny bit (also get free postage worldwide and currently 10% off RRP):

Then pop over to Hodder and send them proof of your pre-order and your address (ends 19th October 2016):

You can also read a sneak peek right here:

The Library of a Lifetime Prize Draw


Guys. You can win free books for life! A beautiful independent book shop in London is offering a new, especially chosen for you, hardback every month for the rest of your life.


I am not affiliated to Heywood Hill at all in any way, just wanted to share, with you, who keep reading this blog. Thanks.

Fantastic Beasts, addendum


I know many of you are looking forward to Fantastic Beasts. Don't let anything spoil that, especially not my little thoughts. I just really love fantasy and there isn't very much out there, and I think I had different expectations for this film than (yet another) New York battle.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Just watched the new not-Harry-Potter trailer, because I really, really do like magic and fantasy. But they're just blowing up New York again. Important thing can be at stake without widespread destruction, you know. And there is much more to fantasy than just a 'twist' on the usual action film.


My Favourite Films/Movies


10 of my favourite films/movies, in alphabetical order, by way of an extended 'about me'. Not a review list.

  1. A Knight's Tale (2001)
  2. Big Hero 6 (2014)
  3. Serenity (2005)
  4. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
  5. Stardust (2007)
  6. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
  7. Superman (1978)
  8. The Fifth Element (1997)
  9. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  10. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

Stranger Things, Chapter Eight: The Upside Down


Damn, that was good.

Stranger Things, Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat


Stranger Things, Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street

Oh, okay, NOW I'm hooked.

Stranger Things, Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers

Skipped past this because I've never enjoyed a missing child or big conspiracy story before. Just back from being a camp cook for 40, so worn out, saw some favourable reviews from fellow nerds, tried it.

I was pretty much hooked from the opening scene. It's not like the others.

My Favourite TV Series


10 of my favourite TV shows, in alphabetical order, by way of an extended 'about me'. Not a review list.

  1. Agent Carter
  2. Avatar: The Last Airbender
  3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  4. Critical Role
  5. Doctor Who
  6. Firefly
  7. M*A*S*H
  8. Stargate SG-1
  9. Supernatural
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles