Myth Jnr

As Adam Savage announces at beginning.. “I’m Back”

This time with ‘Junior’ Mythbusters.

This 10 episode series tackles such serious topics as.. .

1. Duct Tape Uses – A parachute ?

2. Dynamite Air Freshener
Will pressurized gar fair fresheners explode ?

3. Battery Blast
Heating, pressurizing and general destroying batteries.

4. Gravity Busters
Examination of the slinky

5. Demolition Dominoes
Getting a sequence of dominoes to destroy a car.

6. Shredder Explosion
Paper shredder + electricity = explosion

7. Gas-trastrophe – lighting farts

8. Bug Special – Wrangling Ants

9. Deep Space Hollywood – Screams in Space and fire extinguisher propulsion.

10. Breaking Bad Blow-Up
Testing the big magnets used to destroy police evidence.

 

Secret Raiders

Raiders
(Secret War #1)
by Simon Haynes (2019)

Sam Willet is convinced she has what it takes to become a fighter pilot… to hunt down and destroy the enemy in deep space.

Instead she’s assigned to Tactical Operations training. It’s vital work, but it’s still a desk job, far from the front line.

Then, terrible news: Sam’s older brother is killed in combat.


Simon Haynes. author of the  Hat Spacejock series turns to military science fiction.

It’s still up to his usual standards, just without the humour. The main protagonist, Sam is an outsider who gets to be a space fighter pilot. Of  course she is blessed with talent, assertiveness and amazing luck to survive to the end.

While her character is clear, less so the  rest of the book. We never know exactly where we are in time. The enemy turns out to be humans, but where do they come from, why are they fighting and are we in a traditional military hierarchy.

Then, half way through Sam makes an unbelievably stupid decision that would get anyone killed. Does she make it through ? Well, there is at least another two books in the series.

But despite the luck and fortitude of Sam, it turns out to be an enjoyable, tense and exciting ride to the end.

 

 

Chrysler


1930 – The 319m Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public.

Con Wrath

The Wrath of Cons
(Rex Nihilo #3)
by Robert Kroese (2018)

Interstellar con man Rex Nihilo and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha are back, and they’re neck-deep in their most outrageous scam yet: selling black market planets!

Terraforming uninhabitable planets and selling them to criminals right under the nose of the repressive interstellar Malarchy is good work if you can get it, but there’s a price: as the pair’s profits soar, they find themselves on the run from… well, pretty much everybody.


This one really pushes the boat out with more plot than can be absorbed. Yet again, Star Trek and Star Wars are plundered to comedic effect. Is nothing sacred ?

 

Aye Robot

Aye, Robot
(Rex Nihilo #2)
by Robert Kroese (2017)

After interstellar con man Rex Nihilo hijacks a cargo freighter on a whim, he decides that he and his long-suffering robot sidekick Sasha have found their calling as space pirates.

But when the ship’s cargo turns out to be a cryogenically frozen religious fanatic who holds the secret to a vast galactic conspiracy, Rex and Sasha find themselves on the run from real pirates–as well as agents of the oppressive Malarchy, crazy space cultists and the Ursa Minor mafia.


More crazy stuff pinched from just about every Science Fiction franchise.