Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester

Filed under:Fiction,History,Series — posted by Randolph on October 23, 2022 @ 2:08 pm

This is the first book in the Horatio Hornblower saga, being written as a prequel. It is a series of short stories telling his tale from arriving at his first post through his promotion to Lieutenant.

The author shows his knowledge of tall ships in its handling, manning and in damage. I found it useful to keep a nautical dictionary at hand, but the details are not needed for a full appreciation of the stories.

I found the stories interesting, well-paced, well-told and hard to put down.

The Higgs Boson and Beyond

Filed under:Science — posted by Randolph on October 6, 2022 @ 3:12 pm

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace