One of these days I’m going to have to do a full-series Expanse re-read. Probably not until after next year, when the last book is published. But whenever that happens, I feel like this book might be worth five stars. Maybe the last one, too. I actually finished it when it was first published over two months ago, but I’m so far behind in my reviews, this one isn’t going to super informative. I remember it traumatizing me, but in a good way. All that to say, this was a really solid penultimate novel, and I think it could be […]
3.5 stars From Goodreads: As the seventh of nine children, Ada von Hasenberg knows that her only value to House von Hasenberg is as a political pawn in an arranged marriage. But after watching two of her older sisters get auctioned off to horrible men, Ada refuses to play her part. She flees off-planet and disappears for two years. Ada’s father, fed up with her rebellion, offers a bounty for her safe return. The universe is a big place, but mercs are everywhere, and Ada is caught. With the merc ship full, she’s forced to share a cell with Marcus […]
Parents, have you ever thought to yourself, “When will I be able to share my love of bizarre, gory sci-fi horror b-movies with my child?” Has your kid ever picked up David Lubar’s “Campfire Weenies” series and said, “Man, it just ISN’T WEIRD ENOUGH!” Does your tween love Stranger Things but wish it had a lot more “WHAT THE FUCK?” My friends, do I have the book for you! I’m a huge fan of Nathan Hale’s “Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales” series, which is a graphic nonfiction series about American History. It covers mostly war-related stuff, especially getting into how technology […]
For 300 years, there have been no humans on earth – at least not as we know them. As it became clear that the human race wouldn’t survive the Slow Plague, scientists formed an initiative to save humans by creating our survivors in a lab. Nine perfect humans were created – homo factus – and they were cloned and continue to be, creating the new society that now inhabit the earth. Each of the three communities left on Earth maintains a society of 900 humans, 100 of each of the original nine homo factus spaced over generations. The Kates tended towards […]
I’m really torn as to whether Dune is truly terrible because it did not age well, or because it’s just bad. I don’t even see how it was as revolutionary as it’s reputed. This may be the worst thing I’ve read in a very long time, and it’s so bad, it’s actually kind of impressive. Most of the novel is characters standing around thinking “deep” thoughts or sometimes voicing said thoughts. Many have virtually no context and seem meant to be ever so meaningful and deep. And none of it matters anyways. The so-called hero of the story, Paul, at […]
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley for free. This did not affect my rating or review. This book will be released on August 6, 2019. So, I was pretty vocal about how badly I disliked “The Girl Before.” So you are probably wondering what in the world caused me to willingly pick out “The Perfect Wife” to review. Well, I heard that it had a lot of science fiction elements in it and since I want to read more science fiction this year I decided to go for it. I initially thought it was going to be […]
“I miss the days when all I had to worry about was that strange citrus smell from deck B.” (Kindle location 476) If you haven’t read Terminal Alliance, the first book in the series, be aware that this review will contain spoilers for that book. The short version is: If you like any of: comedy, scifi, “humans are space orcs”, zombies, and warmongering space-wasp lawyers, you’ll like this series. And if you don’t like any of those things, you might give it a try anyway.
Emmett Atwater is one of ten disadvantaged teens who have been recruited by super-corporation Babel for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: To travel into deep space to newly discovered planet Eden and mine its incredibly versatile and valuable material: Nyxia, an element that has seemingly endless possibilities (it can be manipulated into weapons, into a power source, into smoke, and much more). Eden is inhabited, and Babel’s first mission there was deadly – the inhabitants of Eden (humanoid aliens) slaughtered most of an Earth crew, except for the one child on board, as they highly value the lives of children and minors. […]