Author: Mike Wants

by Mike A. Wants

The Last Jedi

I can only recommend the movie, because even with its lackluster first half, the second is great cinema and a new (old) face to the Battle between Jedi and Sith, Rebellion and Empire. I’m looking forward to the last movie in this trilogy very much and am finally happy with where the franchise is at the moment and hopeful for the direction it’s going.

December 22, 2017 0

Zero Point by Neal Asher

Zero Point, the second novel in the Owner series, continues the story about Alan Saul, his war against the Committee, and his search for his sister. Having destroyed much of the government and their military power, he brings his station on a course away from earth and the danger it might pose. And on earth, the…
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May 17, 2015 0

The Last Colony by John Scalzi

The third book in the Old Men’s War Series by John Scalzi brings back beloved characters, notably John Parry, who made the first book such an enjoyable experience. He’s not lost his humor while getting shot at in the wars of the CDF, but it comes through much less than in the first book. The whole story…
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May 12, 2015 0

Die Macht der Alten von Richard Schwartz

Die Macht der Alten ist der 5. Band der zweiten Series in RIchard Schwartz’ Askir Universum. Aus mir unbekannten Gründen wurde der Release um einige Monate verschoben, doch Mitte des letzten Monats kam endlich die Mail meiner Buchandlung, dass ich das Buch abholen könne. Ich habe die Nachricht mit gemischten Gefühlen aufgenommen. Ich habe dieses…
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May 9, 2015 0


The 13 episode Daredevil TV-Series by Netflix is the best thing to happen to superhero movies/TV. It is miles above any other similar series (most prominently Arrow and Flash) and Netflix builds a quality franchise overshadowing anything else with superheroes. This will be the series others will be weighted by and it sets a precedent…
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May 8, 2015 0

Plans in a Story

This will be a short post in regard to something I’ve been mulling over for some time now: The making of plans in novels. Planning is something you’ll do a lot when writing a story, but there’s another layer to it: Your characters will make plans to. This post goes into the two different kinds…
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May 7, 2015 0

Lesen auf Deutsch

Es ist schon lange her, dass ich ein Buch auf Deutsch gelesen habe. Mein letzter Versuch ist etwa zwei Jahre her und obwohl ich eine handvoll Bücher auf Deutsch hier rumliegen habe, habe ich doch nie viel Verlangen danach verspürt, dem Englischen eine Auszeit zu geben. Vor einigen Wochen erschien jedoch der neueste Band der Askir…
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May 6, 2015 0

The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi

After finishing Old Men’s War a few days ago, I immediately jumped onto the next book in the series. It made me a bit guilty to push back other books, but not much. The first book just made me need to read on and so I succumbed to the urge pretty quickly. It was worth it.

May 5, 2015 0