The Cambridge Geek

Author notes

The Cambridge Geek (or "Rob") took a passing whim of writing a blog way too far and now has this review website which he obsessively updates as near to daily as possible. If you want something a bit more personal than that, then you may be interested to know that he's an engineer, not any form of creative or coding whiz, so that's his excuse for any website or language failings.

Up for review is any science fiction or fantasy he happens to read (books, comics, manga), watch (anime, films, theatre, TV), play (games), listen to (podcasts/audio shows) or attend (events). BBC Radio also sneaks in fairly frequently, and he sometimes has an original thought. If you're lucky, The Girl might post on a Friday.

Following

You can follow the Geek on Facebook or Twitter, which he updates when he posts. There's also an RSS feed for the old-schoolers. Following him in real-life is potentially possible, but probably illegal.

Review guidelines

Since numbers seem to be vital, most things get a score out of 5 Lego bricks. These roughly correlate to:

5 - Very enjoyable, almost entirely brilliant.
4 - More good than bad, did what it set out to, flaws are minor.
3 - Half and half-ish. Some flaws, some decent.
2 - A couple of redeeming features, but mostly irritating.
1 - Please give him his time, money, or both back.

It's also important to remember that appreciation of any form of art (especially comedy or horror) is wildly subjective, so you may disagree with him entirely. Feel free to shout at him in the comments.

Asking for reviews

As long as your thing is similar to other things I've looked at previously, just ask. The Contact Page is right up there. However, there are two caveats. Firstly, I got unexpectedly busy doing this, and don't seem to be getting less busy. No promises on a turnaround time. And secondly, if I don't like it, I'll just skip a post entirely with a "not to my taste". No value in being negative about something I haven't sought out, but also not going to lie to my audience. If you're okay with that, have at it.

Disclaimer

He's a participant in various affiliate programmes, eg Amazon, to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk (also Amazon.com) and he refuses to use actual ads, so that's the only way he'll make back his hosting fees. Try not to judge him too harshly. Even Lego people need to eat.

Begging

If you happen to have a generous heart and filthy lucre burning a hole in your pocket, you can "buy him a coffee" at Ko-Fi. (He would say this was rather disingenuous, given that really it's just a new version of the old paypal "donate" button, except for the fact he does actually drink quite a lot of coffee.)