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    Book Review | Time by Stephen Baxter

    Time is a 1999 science-fiction novel by Stephen Baxter. This is the first book in the Manifold trilogy though the series can be read in any order as the books are set in a multiverse. TIME BY STEPHEN BAXTER SUMMARY More than a century of ecological damage, industrial and technological expansion, and unchecked population growth has left the Earth on the brink of devastation. As the world’s governments turn inward, one man dares to envision a bolder, brighter future. That man, Reid Malenfant, has a very different solution to the problems plaguing the planet: the exploration and colonization of space. Now Reid gambles the very existence of time on a…

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    Voyage by Stephen Baxter

    Voyage is a 1996 science-fiction novel written by Stephen Baxter. This is part of Baxter’s NASA trilogy which asks how could the space race have been different with a few small changes to history. VOYAGE BY STEPHEN BAXTER SUMMARY What if John F. Kennedy survived? President Nixon, with the help of former president JFK, has just green-lit NASA’s first manned expedition to Mars. Aboard, Natalie York, a geologist who risks everything she loves for the chance to go to space; Phil Stone, former X-15 test pilot; and Ralph Gershon, a Vietnam War hero intent on being the first African American to reach another planet. Exploring mankind’s presence in the extra-terrestrial…

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    [AD] Morning Star by Pierce Brown

    Morning Star is the third part of the Red Rising trilogy written by Pierce Brown. This is a dystopian science fiction series set in the far future inspired by Roman mythology. Please note that Hodder sent me a copy of Morning Star to review. MORNING STAR SUMMARY Darrow would have lived in peace, but his enemies brought him war. The Gold overlords demanded his obedience, hanged his wife, and enslaved his people. But Darrow is determined to fight back. Risking everything to transform himself and breach Gold society, Darrow has battled to survive the cutthroat rivalries that breed Society’s mightiest warriors, climbed the ranks, and waited patiently to unleash the…

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    A Pocket Full Of Lies by Kirsten Beyer

    A Pocket Full Of Lies by Kirsten Beyer is an original novel set in the Star Trek: Voyager universe. This is part of the post-series finale series which continues Voyagers story after Endgame. A POCKET FULL OF LIES BY KIRSTEN BEYER SUMMARY The Full Circle Fleet has resumed its unprecedented explorations of the Delta Quadrant and former Borg space. Commander Liam O’Donnell of the U.S.S. Demeter makes a promising first contact with the Nihydron—humanoid aliens that are collectors of history. They rarely interact with the species they study but have created a massive database of numerous races, inhabited planets, and the current geopolitical landscape of a large swath of the…

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    I Designed A Video Game Cover

    I am so far behind with posting about my design projects at college. I think I have another 3 to write about. Anyway I thought today I would talk a little about the biggest project we have done so far. The brief was to create the cover and disk art for a video game. This project wasn’t about redesigning an existing game cover so we also had to come up with an idea for a game and it’s name. I’m also doing a presentation on this project next week so thats going to be fun. I DESIGNED A VIDEO GAME COVER I started out by researching video games. I had…