Tyson Bridger

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (43 of 48)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,784,356 - Total Helpful Votes: 43 of 48
My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles (Dover Recr&hellip by Martin Gardner
26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
I bought this for my partner, who loves the logic puzzles in the newspaper. There's certainly plenty in here to sink your brain into.....I flicked through the book first trying to spot the ones with 'obvious' (to me) answers - there were not many!
Eventually I found time to sit down and think, and found that a lot of the puzzles can be worked through - without recourse to any advanced maths and calculus! (Of which I have none....having studied Film Theory at university) I don't think I'll ever be able to solve all of them though.....
The Skinner by Neal Asher
The Skinner by Neal Asher
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ripping read, 11 Jan 2004
The Skinner starts off quietly enough, but we are quickly introduced to a host of 'new' stuff. It does not matter whether you've read any of the other Polity stories, this particular one takes place on a fascinating planet that is home to a range of deadly sea-life and the aged Hoopers. Throw in some centuries old vendettas, alien politics, and a rather nasty chap called The Skinner and you are all set for a good read.
Great to have some of the AI drones, hornets, and even the intelligent sails getting a decent look-in.
Very original, I loved this.
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days: Tales from the Revel&hellip by Alastair Reynolds
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Light snacks, 26 Dec 2003
Two very different short stories here, with no connection other than the universe in which they are set.
The first story could almost be an Edgar Allan Poe or Hammer Horror tale - a strange tower full of deadly puzzles that attracts those who cannot resist a challenge. An interesting tale, but I couldn't help feeling it was somehow incomplete. Perhaps the mark of a good short story?
The second novella focusses on an isolated world that is co-inhabited by Pattern Jugglers and humans. This is more like it! Great to read more about the Jugglers, whilst moving through an exciting narrative.
As others have said, the book is short, which is why I only give it 4 out of 5, could've… Read more

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