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6 Pack Screen Protector For Samsung I9000 Galaxy S
6 Pack Screen Protector For Samsung I9000 Galaxy S
Offered by ULTRA TOP-Dispatched From HongKong
Price: 1.43

2.0 out of 5 stars OK but leaves gaps at top and bottom for scratches, 23 Dec 2013
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The screen area fit is good but I am not sure this is for the galaxy S1. First and most important the home buton hole is a cut out from the bottom edge leaving the bottom of the button vulnerable to scratches. The top speaker cut out is also cut in from the edge and much too long. The proper screen protectors have holes in the right places. So there are two places not protected.

The feel is also sticky and a little unresponsive. This will do for now, but I would probably not buy again.


Empress Fallen:  Through Darkness: 1
Empress Fallen: Through Darkness: 1
Price: 3.12

2.0 out of 5 stars Well constructed but did not do nit for me yet., 13 Dec 2013
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The story was very well constructed. Early on the author has a prison riot and has the guards seek to execute a small number of rioters once they have regained control. The propaganda being that is was not a total loss of control but only a self seeking minority. This, I found, was very deep thinking. Where I did not get engaged was the characters. I felt they were a little flat. Also I could not find internal logic for a slave economy in an industrialised, interstellar society. Sometimes I lost the thread a little and had to re-read what was happening. But as a story, the book was very well constructed and I figure that it probably would sit a YA audience very well.


Ryman Inkjet Business Cards 50x90mm 10 per A4 Sheet 20 Sheets - Color: White
Ryman Inkjet Business Cards 50x90mm 10 per A4 Sheet 20 Sheets - Color: White

1.0 out of 5 stars Would be ashamed to use these, 13 Dec 2013
1. The printing size does not seem to work with most common software such as pdf or publisher. the result is cards which do not match the edges.
2. The website address for templates to help printing does not provide templates and has been asking users to kep chacking for months.
3. The perforations. I cannot believe that anyone would use these cards with the jagged perforated edges.


The Darwin Elevator (The Dire Earth Cycle)
The Darwin Elevator (The Dire Earth Cycle)
Price: 5.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great start but lost momentum, 26 Nov 2013
Darwin Elevator had everything at the start. A maverick crew of a scavenger aircraft, on a mission in a zombie infested Earth to recover secret knowledge from an abandoned research station. A criminal underworld in Darwin, the only city left on Earth which trades in black market goods. A space elevator of mysterious alien origin that stretches to rotating stations. However about a third of the way in it started to flag. The space elevator had very limited cargo capacity and frankly one wondered why it was not being used 24/7. It was in the control of a ground based militia. Why? It's the most valuable thing the Human Race has.

The physics started to be bothersome. If the elevator stretched beyond geostationary orbit, then only the station at geo-sync will match the orbit speed of the elevator string. Anything above and below will move and impact the string. There was no mention of them being attached because the cargo pods had to dock and could even be cast loose.

After the action moved to orbit I ceased caring and left the last quarter of the book unread.


Proxima
Proxima
Price: 6.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a great read and not his usual standard, 26 Nov 2013
This review is from: Proxima (Kindle Edition)
Baxter is the exemplar of hard science. Perhaps that is where this tale falls short, because the concept of conscripted colonists and exiled criminals being transported on quite expensive interstellar vessels falls at the first hurdle. At such a great distance from Earth you need a colony with resilience. Able to continue in the face of adversity. Not the dregs of society.

This has the effect of turning an extended starship voyage adventure into a slow episode of Prison Break. It had all the same characters.


City of Diamond
City of Diamond
by Jane Emerson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Well written but slow. Not much sign of galactic scale ships, 26 Nov 2013
City of Diamond is allegedly a great ship traveling the galaxy. But the reader will be forgiven for not working this out because the narrative seems to be all told from inside. This turns an epic story into a claustrophobic irrelevancy. The politics are Renaissance level nobility scheming for a throne. Nothing really grabbed me.


Dorset Cereals Proper Raspberry Porridge 10S 500G
Dorset Cereals Proper Raspberry Porridge 10S 500G
Offered by Cooking Marvellous
Price: 4.99

2.0 out of 5 stars A bit cardboardy, 23 Nov 2013
I found that the oats feel and taste a bit cardboardy and the fruit is quite hard. Personally I prefer the Quaker or Alpen porridge. This is just about OK but I probably won't buy more.


Sailing to Sarantium
Sailing to Sarantium
by Guy Gavriel Kay
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Just could not get enthused, 19 Nov 2013
This review is from: Sailing to Sarantium (Paperback)
As another reviewer has commented, this is a retelling of early Byzantine history with just the names changed. In that it seems kind of pointless because the story exists anyway as history and is very well documented. The retelling is rather dull and I just could not get enthused about it. There just did not seem to be a point any more than exactly retelling the American Civil War with the names changed but the same events. The characters felt plodding and uninteresting.


Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #54
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #54
Price: 0.77

2.0 out of 5 stars Not that great, 7 Nov 2013
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I bought this for the Anne Leckie story, having just finished Ancillary Justice and loved it. However the tale of a riverside primitive culture just did not do it for me which was a shame.


Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original
Equoid: A Laundry novella: A Tor.Com Original
Price: 0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Jolly good Laundry Yarn, 7 Nov 2013
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Charles Stross wries a mean set of tales about the Laundry. there are a couple of weak ones where the joke is laboured. Equiod is not one of them. Gven the price it is decent value.


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