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Love to read books, mostly #ScienceFiction, mostly #English, but will try other stuff now and then.

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John Scalzi: The Kaiju Preservation Society (EBook, 2022, Tom Doherty Associates) 4 stars

Jamie’s dream was to hit the big time at a New York tech start-up. Jamie’s …

I loved this book by I watched the series Legacy of Monsters and it’s fun to see the similarities between this book and the series on the principles of the origin of Godzilla. I enjoy the constant bickering in the stories, though sometimes it seems a bit unreal, especially when things get very serious. I bought this book as part of the Humble Bundle I bought recently. Solid 4 stars of of 5

Isaac Asimov: Foundation (Paperback, 2004, Bantam Books) 4 stars

One of the great masterworks of science fiction, the Foundation novels of Isaac Asimov are …

It is still obviously a great story with smart plots. I is also very dated. Apart from the visualised technology, it is set in a complete patriarchy. I could find only a few pages with 1 woman talking. And she was the wife of a local warlord, married off to him by her father! All the other characters were male. But if you look past this, the concept of psychohistory is very intriguing. It’s also interestimg to put the Apple TV+ series alongside the book to see the differences and the agreements.