Antti Martikainen

Is an independent composer from Finland. He creates mainly orchestral music in the romantic style.

It’s invariably big and epic, as indicated by the album covers..

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Perturbator is James Kent, a French electronic musician from Paris.

Kent has a background as a guitarist in several black metal bands. Since 2012, he has produced electronic music inspired by cyberpunk culture and with inspiration from movies like Akira, Ghost In The Shell and The Running Man.

He uses a variety of software synths in his productions, such as the emulators of old vintage synths like the OB-X or the CS-80. Since his debut EP Night Driving Avenger he has released four full-length albums.

The music is Synthwave, often dark and brooding but always a full-on synth-heavy sound. It’s like Symphonic Rock for synthesizers !

As the albums are free on bandcamp, they are probably the most popular in this genre.


Jet 0.1

Ops Files
(Jet 0.5)
by Russell Blake (2014)

This is a prequel to the series of (currently) 14 novels.

It’s a typical story of a naturally gifted young girl who suffers abuse early, learns to cope and enters the military. She is soon targeted for covert operations and takes on a mission to destroy a poison.

Despite the setup, its much the same as the other novels; super-girl agent avoids the bullets, gets the better of her enemies and stacks up a large body count.

Just what you thought it would be. !



Albion: A Hal Spacejock Novella
by Simon Haynes (2018)

Hal takes an odd call from a team of scientists, and minutes later he and Clunk are boarding a shuttle for the nearby orbiter. Turns out the scientists need some vital information, and only Hal can help.

This story follows directly after Hal Spacejock 8: Double Trouble, it’s a pity as I read it after #9 Max Damage and had forgotten most of the plot.

The story illustrates the problem with the novella length, it’s too long for a short, punchy story but not long enough to develop the setups that a comedic story requires. Still, it’s well told (although a little confusing around the physics of black holes) and a good read for fans of the series.



Fish Fingered
by David Blake (2016)
David Blake is sick. Also silly weird and prone to dark humour. These are the early work of the author of the Space Police series.

They range from very short to shocking, but all show signs of the humour to emerge in his later novels.

Worth a read for the completest.

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Got to drive an electric car for the first time, the BMW i3

House of Cards 68

This new season is bringing new meaning to the words ponderous and slow !

Blimey, hardly anything happens, it’s just people standing around telling everyone else what they will do.

The only thing of significance was the death of Catherine Durant.

That’s it for this series.

House of Cards 67

A plant of Arcas has a chemical leak in the town of Belport. Claire decides to visit the town and its villagers. During a tour of the evacuated houses she offers tap water to the Governor and other officials, they all refuse to drink, enforcing her belief that the situation is still dire.

Seth Grayson now works for the Shepherd Freedom Foundation.

The main question I have is: why is Doug Stamper still in the plot ?

He should have gone when Francis left.

House of Cards 66

House of Cards – Season 6 Episode 1

The sixth and final season of the American political drama web television series House of Cards was released on November 2, 2018. The sixth season consists eight episodes. The season does not include former lead actor Kevin Spacey, who was fired from the show due to sexual misconduct allegations.

Following the death of Francis Underwood, Claire is now President of the United States of America.