I've been reading a lot lately, but I haven't dedicated very much time to blogging about what I've been reading. Part of the reason is this book, The Science of Battlestar Galactica — I've been struggling with what to say about it.
I checked the book out from my library on a whim when I saw it among the new arrivals in our ebook catalog. I am a big fan of Battlestar Galactica, and was interested in learning about the science behind the fiction.
Initially I was very disappointed with the book, as the first few chapters especially were largely conjecture. However, I do have to say that as the book got into discussions about physics, space, and related subjects, it got much better. It started talking about the size of the universe, what a planet would likely have to be like in order to support life (and what sort of star it would have to orbit), and I found that kind of thing quite interesting — enough so to redeem the book somewhat in my eyes.
I'd recommend it to other geeky BSG fans, but with the advice: Don't be afraid to skim and skip around. I didn't find the entire book interesting, so I think I enjoyed it much more once I started skimming, and just slowed down to read more carefully when I came across something that interested me.