@Dino, I admit most of the time the science for me is incidental, but I do remember a couple of occasions when I have actively winced, usually when an author is plane wrong about something relatively simple that they should know better.
For example, in Watchers by Dean Koontz, the plot concerns a hyper intelligent golden retriever, and Koontz asserts that because intelligence is a dominante trait, even if said golden retriever mates with an ordinary dog, any offspring are bound to be as intelligent as their sire.
This complete misunderstanding of what a dominant gene is really rather confused me, then to be fair to Koontz, it's possible that that sort of information was less evident in the late eighteis than it is now.
So for the most part, scientific accuracy in and of itself doesn't bother me, but just plane getting science wrong and passing it off as real science is something I do find a bit confusing, ---- like for example having world war two style bomber ships that drop bombs in zero gravity! .
@star fire, I write reviews for fantasybookreview.co.uk you can Find them here, if you give an idea of anything more specific book wise you might fancy I might be able to recommend something.
I actually need to get back to Manamon 2. I finished Manamon 1 last year with all 158 Manamon caught in preparation for starting the second game, but then sort of lost out with the second before finishing the power plant, but I susect it will be fun when I get to it.
Thanks Guitarman, we are relieved I can say that. interesting you mention the nursary rhyme murders, that's one my lady listened to with her dad and has mentioned to me on occasion.
well as I said previously we're pretty suspicious of the government's efforts with lockdown (or rather lack of efforts, especially since they're being bloody inconsistant, EG on the one hand claiming people maintain a one metre distance rule, on the other opening up motor schools for learner drivers! you know, when the instructor and learn will be sitting right next to each other in the front of a bloody car! .
Actually, the way they've bent over backwards to make allowances for the automotive industry is just ridiculous, almost as ridiculous as their declaring anyone who comes into the UK must undergo a fourteen day quarantine, then declaring exceptions to this rule, including France Itally! spain! and Griece! Yes the countries worst hit by Corona in Europe, a move which doesnt' have anything to do with the executives of British airways having a major strop because their poor little share prices might lose a few points honest gov!
It's not really surprising that even as the protests die down, people are doing bloody stupid things to break lockdown, EG going to beaches in their thousands or holding street parties.
I can't blaime people, it's hot as hell over here, but I do blaime the government for obviously not listening to any of the experts who are warning people that no, corona hasn't magically gone away!
Actually, I'll say for my part I rather miss the lack of traffic from lockdown, since it was nice to actually smell the air free from car fumes for once and be able to listen to the birds sing, indeed I really didn't mind giving my dog four AM walks for that reason .
So basically it's continuing with lockdown for Mrs. Dark and I. I have been a bit irritated by the fact that I've missed out on zombies run recently due to it being too bloody hot to actually run.
On the plus side I am pleased I've got slay the spire working, and by extension, got steam to behave as well, which means I can still play sequence storm and a blind legend.
Recently slay the spire has been my main gaming, whilst watching game of thrones and reading a rather good collection of modern fairy tales, whilst banging out book reviews as per usual.
Indeed, apart from the heat and slightly missing going to a walk to my favourite cafe, the horrifying thing is, lockdown really isn't too bad for me, since it's not as if my lady and I have lots of friends or places to go in this stupid town anyway.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)