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Space Mowgli, novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky (1971) - Book review by Kadmon
Space Mowgli, novel by the Strugatsky brothers (1971)
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Article updated: 2020.02.11

The Space Mowgli is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Space Mowgli novel (1971)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: Малыш / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Kid

Setting: Noon Universe

Date of publication: 1971

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Space Mowgli, Publisher: Macmillan, Date of publication: 1982, Translated by: Roger DeGaris

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: A kölyök / The kid, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1977, Translated by: Apostol András

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Futuristic science fiction, Style: space exploration

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), I might have read it before, but I didn't remember any of the story

Rating: Average (2/3 pont), Enjoyment: Lower than average (2-/3 pont)

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The Space Mowgli is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1971. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1977. This is a space exploration story, about a group of scientists who run into unexpected events on a terraforming mission. The events are realistic, the characters are bland, but believable. I liked the Space Mowgli book from the Strugatsky brothers, it was an interesting reading, although nothing exceptional.

The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky (1970) - Book review by Kadmon
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, novel by the Strugatsky brothers (1970)
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Article updated: 2020.02.14

The The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn novel (1970)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: Отель «У Погибшего Альпиниста» / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn

Date of publication: 1970

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn, Publisher: Melville House, Date of publication: 2015, Translated by: Josh Billings

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: Fogadó a Halott Alpinistához, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1981, Translated by: Földeák Iván

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Modern fantasy, Style: crime story, criminal investigation

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's my first reading of the novel

Rating: Average (2/3 pont), Enjoyment: Average (2/3 pont)

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The The Dead Mountaineer's Inn is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1970. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1981. This is a story of an investigation, set somewhere in Scandinavia of the 1960s, where strange things happen to guests trapped in a hotel. The characters are varied, the events are interesting. I liked the The Dead Mountaineer's Inn book from the Strugatsky brothers, it was fun from start to finish.

Definitely Maybe, novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky (1974) - Book review by Kadmon
Definitely Maybe, novel by the Strugatsky brothers (1977)
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Article updated: 2020.02.14

The Definitely Maybe is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe novel (1974)

Title: Аркадий Стругацкий и Борис Стругацкий: За миллиард лет до конца света / Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: One Billion Years Before the End of the World

Date of publication: 1976-1977 (in Знание — сила / Knowledge is Power magazine)

English edition: Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe, Publisher: Macmillan, Date of publication: 1978, Translated by: ?

Hungarian edition: Arkagyij Sztrugackij és Borisz Sztrugackij: Egymilliárd évvel a világvége előtt, Publisher: Móra Ferenc Könyvkiadó / Kozmosz Könyvek, Date of publication: 1978, Translated by: Földeák Iván

Product type: Novel, 150+ pages, Genre: Modern fantasy, Style: conversations about the topic

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's my first reading of the novel

Rating: Worse than average (2-/3 pont), Enjoyment: Bad (1/3 pont)

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The Definitely Maybe is a novel by Arkady Strugatsky & Boris Strugatsky, published in 1976. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Kozmosz Könyvek in 1978. It is a drama about researchers who face strange phenomena, hindering their works. I did not enjoy the book from the Strugatsky brothers, but it might be interesting for those who'd like to know more about the Russian reality under the Soviet regime.

Jurassic Park, novel by Michael Crichton (1990) - Book review by Kadmon
Jurassic Park, novel by Michael Crichton (1990)
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Article updated: 2020.02.14

The Jurassic Park is novel by Michael Crichton. The book was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park novel (1990)

Original title: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park

Date of publication: 1990

Hungarian edition: Michael Crichton: Őslénypark / Prehistoric Animal Park, Publisher: Maecenas Könyvkiadó, Date of publication: 1992, Translated by: Boris János,

Hungarian translation based on: Michael Chrichton: Jurassic Park, Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Date of publication: 1990

Product type: Novel, 500+ pages, Genre: Futuristic techno-thriller, Style: action, adventure

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's not my first reading of the novel

Rating: Better than average (2+/3 pont), Enjoyment: Average (2/3 pont)

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The Jurassic Park is a novel by Michael Crichton, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1990. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Maecenas Könyvkiadó in 1992. Jurassic Park is an adventure story, set in the near future on a dinosaur-based theme park, where everything goes wrong. Crichton's writing is captivating. He is able to show us a believable character in a page or two. I recommend the Jurassic Park book for anyone who would like to read a thrilling adventure story.

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The Dark Sun is a fantasy world, a game setting based on the planet of Athas. I've gathered articles, videos and other resources that were published for the Athas (Dark Sun) setting.

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Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, movie (2019) - Film review by KadmonStar Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.02.20

The Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker is a futuristic fantasy film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie (2019)

Original title: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Series: Star Wars

Previous films in the series: Star Wars Prequel Trilogy, Star Wars Original Trilogy, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens movie (2015), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi movie (2017)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2019.12.16

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Watched: very recent (2019.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)

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This is my review of Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker movie, a futuristic fantasy adventure movie from 2019. It's about the Resistance rebels trying to protect the galaxy from the superweapon of the First Order. The film is visually astounding, the action scenes look good, though lack any kind of tension. The storytelling is also lacking, but you might enjoy it if you can sit back and don't want to think. I did not enjoy the The Rise of Skywalker film, but I can imagine some could find it interesting.

Terminator: Dark Fate, movie (2019) - Film review by KadmonTerminator: Dark Fate movie (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.02.14

The Terminator: Dark Fate is a futuristic action film. The movie was reviewed by Kadmon.

Product: Terminator: Dark Fate movie (2019)

Original title: Terminator: Dark Fate

Series: Terminator

Previous films in the series: The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic / Horror, Style: time travel, bad characterisation

Release: 2019.10.23

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical story, consistent setting, prefers surprises

Watched: Very recent (2019.11), first time

Rating: Weak (2- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Bad (1 out of 3 points)

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This is my review of Terminator: Dark Fate movie, a futuristic adventure movie from 2019. It's about a group of people trying to survive the relentless attacks of a killer robot from the future. As a fan of the first two movies, I was curious what would James Cameron do after getting back the Terminator rights due to the fumbles of the previous reboot films. I was not satisfied by the Terminator: Dark Fate film.

Playing Alkony Wargame - Adventurers vs rogues - Showdown in Bartertown #6 - Alkony gameplay narrativeAlkony Wargame system

Wargame system: Alkony Wargame system

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

Using the Alkony Wargame, an adventurer team led by Alarik tried to loot the injured soldiers of the Golden Legion and the Swords of Garak, but the hand of fate intervened. This is the record of the event.

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Showdown in Bartertown #6

Alarik and his associates had heard that the orcs of the Golden Legion had repeatedly clashed with a Sektur mercenary team the Swords of Garak the previous night (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5). Hoping that they didn't clean everything up, they set out to return the injured to the original owners for a ransom and to sell their equipment to a fence. While walking around, they found a wounded Sektur soldier lying alone...

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Playing Alkony Wargame - Orc legionary vs Sektur mercenaries vs Cannibal rogues - Showdown in Bartertown #5 - Alkony gameplay narrativeAlkony Wargame system

Wargame system: Alkony Wargame system

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

Using the Alkony Wargame, an orc legionary of the Golden Legion clashed with a Sektur mercenary team called Swords of Garak in the alleys of Bartertown, which was interrupted by the cannibal rogue gang of Scrimpy Yagul. This is the recollection of the events that happened that night.

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Showdown in Bartertown #5

A Sektur mercenary band, called the Swords of Garak started a showdown against the Orcs of the Golden Legion. After successfully catching an orc legionary in the alleyways of Bartertown, and taking another hostage, they succesfully caught Targrud, the Gruff, and captured the escaped orc again, losing only one soldier in the battles. When the mercenaries scouted the area for another orc legionary, the rogue gang of Scrimpy Yagul hit them to avenge their previous grievances.

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