You may have noticed that this month a local author, Darrell Lee, sponsored Space City Weather. It’s the first time that’s happened (but not the last, check back in April). Anyway, as part of the sponsorship I agreed to read the book and post a short review. Spoiler alert: I liked it!
In his first book Lee has plunged us several centuries into the future, into a post-nuclear holocaust world, where there is a small band of civilized people beset by several tribes of nomads. While a tale about a post-apocalyptic world hardly plows new ground in the science fiction genre, this story does not feel well-worn, nor unoriginal. Quite the contrary, this is an interesting world, with an interesting story, and unwinds the misfortunes that led our heroes to their present plight in a very, very cold world. And without giving too much of the story away, let me also say that for Texas residents there are some recognizable landmarks in the second half of the book.
(The Gravitational Leap)
As a first effort, this is a fun read. There are a few moments where the author’s inexperience breaks through, in passages that do more “telling” than “showing,” and some awkward dialogue, but truthfully these are minor quibbles. My biggest criticism is not a bad one—the book is too short, and could have benefited from a little more character development. But it’s a good thing, I’d say, when you leave your reader wanting more!
Anyway, check out the Gravitational Leap here, if you’re interested.
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A new year, and a new month, mean a new sponsor. And for January I’m pleased to announce that Westbury Christian School will sponsor Space City Weather.
(Westbury Christian School)
Here is a bit more about the school:
Westbury Christian School is a fully accredited, college preparatory school serving approximately 500 students from age 3 through 12th grade each year.
Conveniently located near major employment centers south and west of downtown, WCS is committed to excellence in academics, student activities, and spiritual development and offers competitively priced tuition to allow working families the opportunity to give their students a unique private education taught from a biblical perspective. WCS actively works to maintain diversity in its student enrollment, which reflects the populace of the neighborhood in which it is located, serving families from a variety of religious faiths, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The challenging academic program at WCS – including the open-enrollment Dr. David M. Lacey Advanced Placement (AP) program offering 17 courses across core disciplines – is designed to ensure college-readiness, while expanded classroom space and extracurricular offerings in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) encourage students to pursue careers in Houston’s key industries.
The Wildcat athletic program – which fields boys and girls middle school, junior varsity and varsity squads in a variety of team and individual sports – helps WCS students strengthen their bodies and build character while learning the importance of teamwork.
With instruction and extracurricular opportunities in band, chorus, ballet, theatre and the visual arts, the Fine Arts department at WCS helps students express their unique creative talents, individually and collectively, on the WCS stage and through appearances at recognized local and state competitions.
The campus ministry program ensures WCS is a welcoming place for all who are seeking spiritual growth, and local service projects and out-of-town mission trips allow students to show God’s love to those in need of a helping hand.
In its first 40+ years, WCS has helped thousands of hard-working students – including more than 1,300 alumni – prepare for success in every aspect of their personal and professional lives.
Their support allows us to continue to make the best possible forecasts we can make. Thank you for considering them for all any education needs. By doing so, you’ll be supporting this site!
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A new month means a new sponsor for Space City Weather, and I’m pleased to announce that Innovo IT Solutions has returned to support the site in November.
Innovo IT Solutions
Thanks to their generous support we can provide all of our weather content for free, and without advertisement, for the entire month of November. Here’s a little bit more about their business:
Innovo IT Solutions, LLC is a rapidly growing consulting firm providing professional technology services and Microsoft technology solutions. One of our main strategic objectives has always been to work closely with our customers and become a trusted advisor and a premiere supplier of highly specialized solutions and resources. We work collaboratively with our clients, enables them to leverage technological innovation and achieve maximum results by successful use of people and technology. Innovo’s engagement model includes offshore, off-site and on-site. To meet our client’s needs we have setup a dedicated offshore teams in Philippines and India and have a local technical manager to manage our relationship with our clients.
The advantage of the sponsorship model is that we are under no pressure to generate web traffic for the sake of web traffic—so there’s no hype, no click bait and no nonsense. All we’ll do is continue to make the best possible forecasts we can make. Thank you for considering them for all your IT needs. By doing so, you’ll be supporting this site!
A new month means a new sponsor for Space City Weather, and I’m pleased to announce that Meyerland Animal Clinic, P.A. has returned to again support the site in September.
(Meyerland Animal Clinic, P.A.)
Thanks to their generous support we can provide all of our weather content for free, and without advertisement, for the entire month of September. Here’s a little bit more about their business:
Meyerland Animal Clinic has been serving Bellaire, Meyerland and West Houston since 1976. A full service hospital, we are here to help support the community and care for your furry family members. Aside from state-of-the-art medical care, we offer boarding and day care services (Yes, even in inclement weather.) Please contact our office if we can be of service to you and your pets.
The advantage of the sponsorship model is that we are under no pressure to generate web traffic for the sake of web traffic—so there’s no hype, no click bait and no nonsense. All we’ll do is continue to make the best possible forecasts we can make. So if you appreciate that, and have furry friends, please check them out!