It was a pleasant surprise when I noticed that there was a new book from one of my favorite series, the Threshold Universe by Peter Clines. The first two books 14 and the Fold deal with alternate realities. I read both 3-4 times as I enjoyed them a lot. The new book Death Moon, while still good, was a bit of a disappointment. Probably if it was not a part of the series, I would have liked it more. It just does not fit with the others. I have seen a description, calling it zombies on the moon, and that really fits.
From the fiction genre, I also read Solitude by Dean M. Cole. It’s only the first part in a series, but it was intriguing enough for me to want to read the next one. It’s something like a combination of the movie Gravity with the last man on Earth :).
In the non-fiction part, the last book I listened to was Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors by Matt Parker. I used to study math a lot at university, and I still have a bit of interest in it. Because of that, this was quite enjoyable. But probably even for those that don’t like math would be interesting to read how really small errors can have huge consequences. Other than that, I read again Bad Astronomy by Philip Plait. Similar to the other book, this one is about the bad portrayal of astronomy in media like movies and tv. Another really entertaining book, that I have already read a few times, and will do again.
Not sure yet what book I will read next, as there are so many too choose from, but will mention them in a post sooner or later.
One almost sunny day in Bratislava
I call this photo the almost sunny day, as if you look to the right part of it, you can see it’s raining in the distance. And it has been raining in Bratislava for most of the last two weeks. I took this photo on Friday, and while it looks sunny, I got rained on a few times that day.
This is a two shot panorama, each shot from two exposures. Blended and merged in Photoshop.
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