This is a  bewildering tale of middle class Left wing terrorists in West Germany in the 70’s, who, aided by the secret service of the communist East Germany as well as respected academics, lawyers and future politicians in the west, ran riot for two decades murdering and or kidnapping anyone [...]

By |2019-03-15T12:37:03+00:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Who Killed My Father

A short but stunning novel. It by the new enfant-terrible of French literature. Louis is a precociously talent young man of 26 and has risen to be the voice of the French working class . This is the story of his father, of the relationship between them and how his [...]

By |2019-03-15T12:32:31+00:00March 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Three Laws of Robotics

So... Issac Asimov and his Three Laws of Robotics The ones that defined Robotic / AI Ethics ... We better get someone on that pretty quick   http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-creepy-things-a.i.-has-started-doing-its-own      

By |2019-02-25T10:56:20+00:00February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Last Valley – Martin Windrow

The Last Valley The battle of Dien Bien Phu irretrievably changed the future of three countries: Vietnam, France and the United States of America. It was the watershed that would lead to France leaving Vietnam, the partitioning of the country into the Communist North and the unlovely and deeply corrupt [...]

By |2019-02-16T14:49:26+00:00February 16th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Laundry Files Series – Charles Stross

The Laundry Files While Ben Aaronovitch’s ‘Rivers of London’ Series is perhaps the most well known ‘Magic in Modern London’ creation with its specialist section of the Metropolitan Police  handling the city’s  ‘hidden’ population of gods, mythical entities and rogue magicians Stross had already created a series of books that  [...]

By |2019-01-19T12:18:37+00:00January 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|