Fermat’s Last Theorem

Simon Singh makes the story of the 300 year search for the solution to Fermat’s Last Theorem sound like Indiana Jones is searching for a great mathematical, lost treasure. Detailing the history of famous mathematicians such as Pythagoras, Eular and Fermat himself and how their work contributed to the creation of the riddle and the […]

A Brief History Of Time

One of the best selling books ever, third only to the Bible and Shakespear, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of time was written to help nonscientists understand the questions being asked by scientists today: Where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, […]

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

The Code Book traces the history of cryptography from its recorded inception in Roman times up through to the current applications as of it’s publication date circa 2000. All of the chapters held my interest and were riveting other than the, necessary, latter chapter on the the effects of encryption on US politics but it […]

The Player Of Games

Iain M. Bank’s second Culture book, The Player Of Games, was much more enjoyable than the first one, to the state that I read the last half in just one day! Unlike the first Culture novel, the protagonist this time is part of the Culture society allowing Banks to expand on the universe in greater […]

Consider Phlebas

Consider Phlebas is the first book in Ian. M. Bank’s Culture series and demonstrates his talent for suspense in a pretty hard core sci-fi novel detailing the exploits of a shape shifting secret agent of the Iridans. Undertaking a clandestine mission to a forbidden planet in search of a fugitive artificial intelligence, Consider Phlebas is […]

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World

This book is mandatory reading if you’re planning on running a social media campaign any time soon. Covering all the major players, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Tumbler, as well as Google+ and others, Gary analysis the facets of each network, dissects what makes posts successful, go viral and get over exposure, and what can make […]

Raising Steam

Terry, with this book you are really spoiling us! Following in the steps of previous books, by revolving the plot around the addition of a real world device in to the Discworld, namely the steam train, Raising Steam has everything! Political intrigue, hijackings, goblins, dwarves, Corporal Nobby Nobs, drama, did I say intrigue? This is […]

Basic Security Testing With Kali Linux

I quite fancy the idea of taking some of the Offensive Security certifications, but they are expensive and once paid for time limited to complete! So as a precursor I’m reading up on some of the tools and techniques that you are expected to learn about on the course and playing with the Kali Linux […]


Hot on the heels of Unseen Academicals is another Discworld novel covering the themes of racism and also slavery. Whilst not my favourite Discworld novel any story featuring Sam Vimmes and the rest of the Night Watch is always entertaining, even when covering such serious topics.