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To Pixar and Beyond by

In 1994, Pixar was owned by Steve Jobs, who had been ejected from his first stint at Apple and hadn’t yet made his return. He had bought it from George Lucas when it was spun out of Lucasfilm. At the time Levy joined, Jobs had already pumped $50 million into the business to keep it – Read the rest of this review

The Years of Rice and Salt by

I’m reviewing this now, despite not finishing it, because it was a loaner from my library and they have since moved digital library providers so it’s unlikely I will get it again. Described as an alternate history where the Black Death wipes out 99% of the European population instead of just a third. In that – Read the rest of this review

Artemis by

Weir is best-known for The Martian, his fictionalised account of a man stranded on Mars. He was heavily praised for the science and realism used to tell that story. This is a different idea, but offers similar grounding in reality when it comes to the science of another heavenly body: the moon. Humans have finally – Read the rest of this review

Shadow Scale by

I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to complete this, as my local library service changed provider with very little notice while I was only half way through, but I doubled down and mainlined it. That shows how much I was hooked. I liked the first book and this continues, with many of – Read the rest of this review