Monthly Archives: January, 2007

Which science fiction writer are you?

Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)
I am:

Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)

A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Well, that’s a new way of finding different authors to read. I mean I’ve been reading sci-fi for practically as long as I’ve known how to read and I’ve never heard of this guy. Thanks for the quiz/link Boing Boing

I don’t want to go on the cart.

Which is to say, I’m not dead. I’ve just been busy with other projects and haven’t gotten around to writing anything for far too long. So I decided to just whip a quick post to say “hey” and let you know I’d not forgotten about you my faithful reader(s).

So umm, hey! *grin*

Review: The Android’s Dream

The Android's Dream
The Android's Dream

The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi
My Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book is a delightfully wacky tale of one man’s fight to keep a very special sheep alive. In the process, our hero will have to fight off various aliens and a few treacherous villainous humans. Scattered throughout The Android’s Dream are numerous one liners. Each one of these taken by itself and outside the context of the story are funny, but put together and in context they’re hysterical. LOL is a common abbreviation used online that stands for “Laugh Out Loud”. These days it is mostly used to indicate somebody found something else amusing and does not actually mean any truly laughed outside of their own head. I bring this up as I repeatedly found myself laughing out loud while reading The Android’s Dream. Below are a few of my favorite lines from the book:

  • Jesus, forgive me, he thought. I really shouldn’t have eaten that panda.
  • “No more shoes in advance for anyone,” he said.
  • “Today people have tried to kill me, the police are looking for me, and I’ve just discovered every Easter of my childhood, I ate one of my relatives with mint jelly. I’m just fine.”
  • “I don’t know … You’d have to ask the sheep.”
  • It drives physicists mad and every few years on e will snap and begin raving that sentient beings should nae fuck with that which they ken nae unnderstan’
  • If my little review here fails to entirely convince you to rush out and find a copy of this book to read, then try Bookgasm’s review

    Smart or Stoopid

    Verdict: Smart

    I found this smart or stupid quiz via a photo in Lorenzodom’s photostream. Definitely not a good realistic test of one’s IQ but it was a fun diversion.

    Heroes and Villians (and a Happy New Year)

    Spiderman

    Happy New Year!

    And since I don’t have a proper post written up to entertain you; here’s some quiz fun.

    Your results:
    You are Spider-Man

    Spider-Man
    85%
    Superman
    70%
    Green Lantern
    70%
    Hulk
    65%
    The Flash
    60%
    Robin
    58%
    Catwoman
    55%
    Supergirl
    51%
    Iron Man
    45%
    Wonder Woman
    36%
    Batman
    30%
    You are intelligent, witty,
    a bit geeky and have great
    power and responsibility.


    Click here to take the “Which Superhero are you?” quiz…

    Your results:
    You are Mr. Freeze

    Mr. Freeze
    75%
    The Joker
    73%
    Two-Face
    69%
    Dr. Doom
    68%
    Venom
    61%
    Lex Luthor
    60%
    Riddler
    60%
    Green Goblin
    57%
    Apocalypse
    56%
    Magneto
    56%
    Kingpin
    53%
    Dark Phoenix
    51%
    Juggernaut
    49%
    Poison Ivy
    49%
    Catwoman
    45%
    Mystique
    33%
    You are cold and you think everyone else should be also, literally.


    Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz

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