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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

MGLSF - YouTube watching - 7 Days To Die - Suicide Tower (E15)

Cross bows, towers and the green zone friend pact.

Another great episode !


Monday, 21 July 2014

MGLSF - Humble bundle ! Simulators

So I have only recently come across the humble bundle stuff .... I know very late to the game ! But I thought I would post as consistently as I can the most interesting bundles ... starting with


MGLSF - Audiobook of the moment ... Ark Royal Book 2

The Nelson Touch (Ark Royal 2) by Christopher G Nutall is my current audiobook. I read the first one (Ark Royal) on kindle and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I'd describe it as a space opera and it has the general feel of Battlestar Galactica. That is if Galactica was part of the British space fleet !

The first book introduced humanities first intact with another species which unfortunately leads to a shooting war. The aliens have advanced weaponry which exposes the design of the modern space carriers and leads to a devastating defeat. Then along comes Ark Royal. An older class of battle cruiser, who's armour prior to first contact was seen as a disadvantage as it made her slow and cumbersome. However after it's first engagement it becomes clear that her once scorned features are the hope for humanity. Throw in an alcoholic captain who's trying to quit, an ambitious second officer who's wants the captains chair, a star fighter squad leader that is having marriage difficulties and a general rag tag engineering crew of misfits and you have the makings of an enjoyable story.

I think the author was genuinely going for re-creating the time when the British Navy ruled the waves, but in space. The first one has a good story, engaging characters, well written action and I have high hopes for the send one. Stay tuned !