Aliens and FTL/interstellar travel

Two major themes or ideas that have permeated science fiction for decades are aliens and developing the mysterious technology that will allow humanity to travel between star systems with ease. Funnily enough, as a small kid I always imagined it was simply a matter of time before these things would become a reality. Aliens would of course one day visit us and we would shake their hands and have parties. Obviously FTL drives would then be invented and we could go on interstellar holidays. Continue reading “Aliens and FTL/interstellar travel”

New (to me) technologies: Virtual Reality

Until a couple of weeks ago, I didn’t really know much about Virtual Reality (VR) at all, beyond the idea that there are headsets out there. However, the last couple of weeks, virtual reality seems to have featured pretty heavily. Continue reading “New (to me) technologies: Virtual Reality”

11 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching – how quickly has this year gone by? – so I thought I would take a look through the best science fiction books of 2017, as voted by readers on Goodreads. Now we were never going to have read many of these, as over half of them are later books in series, but I was shocked to find we have read exactly none of the books that made it in to the top science fiction books of 2017. Continue reading “11 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017”

Q and A with Mr and Mrs NW

Hi everyone. We thought we’d do something a bit different today and quiz each other. I actually didn’t know the answers to most of the questions I asked Mr NW (we’ve only been married 5 years 😂), so this has been a fun learning experience. Thanks to Arachnid Weaver for sparking this idea.

First up Mrs NW has 5 questions for Mr NW (by the way we didn’t compare notes when drafting our questions and you can definitely tell). Continue reading “Q and A with Mr and Mrs NW”

Mrs NW’s secret…And thanks for all the follows.

Thanks to Bookstooge for suggesting this post (sort of).

Have you been to the about page on our website? Useless, right? Utterly useless. You were probably hoping to find some information about these so-called Mrs and Mr NW folk who are supposed to be running this site, but nope.

We’ve been holding out on you, our dear readers, so in celebration of 100 followers, we’ve decided to let you in on some of the details. Continue reading “Mrs NW’s secret…And thanks for all the follows.”

10 Rules for Living with a Book Collecting Sci-fi Nerd

Disclaimer: This list may be fairly specific to the traits of one Mr NW…

1. Don’t lend their books to anyone.

Just don’t. It’s not worth the pain. In fact don’t let them lend their books either. Mr NW once lent a book to his sister but bought a replacement copy immediately in case he didn’t get it back. Now we have two identical copies.

2. Don’t ask why there are multiple copies of the same book.

Of course you need the hardback and the paperback and the updated artwork and the 10th anniversary version. Continue reading “10 Rules for Living with a Book Collecting Sci-fi Nerd”