Book Review: Spooky Action at a Distance

Lt. Naiche Decker has finally found a place to call home--complete with the father she never knew--on the ship he commands. Now her new home is going on a rescue mission to the farthest reaches of known space to look for a missing scientific expedition. Did the odd phenomena they were researching claim them or are they still lingering out there, just waiting for help to come? This sequel to We Have Met the Enemy continues Lt. Decker's story as well as those who also serve about the Lovelace.

Book Review: We Have Met the Enemy

Naiche Decker, a woman with deep roots in the "old world" (aka around our century) workings such as 21st century medicine, technology, etc., is on a mission to kill as many Eternals as possible, and hopefully put an end to this war. She's already lost her mother and almost her entire military team on the frontlines--now she's given a chance to work with her best friend to go straight to the source and see if they can't discover the beginnings of the Eternal species. The only glitch is that not only is it a highly dangerous mission, but she also has to share the ship with Ricci, a man she's had some sort of tense relationship with since she was a rookie. Will their mission be successful? Or will the web of relationships get in the way?

Book Review: The Earth is My Prison

The novel is divided into 3 parts, each following Tag as he goes on an adventure. The first part is dedicated to his life in the prison where he was born, the second to a kind of virtual family he finds after leaving the prison, and the third is when he ends up going back to the prison for something. Through it all, he is finding out who he is as a person, and what he wants in life.

Book Review: The New Normal: A Zombie Anthology

Within this collection, you will find unique takes on the zombie short story, from the perspectives of survivors as well as the zombies themselves. You will find stories rooted in humour, stories that will yank on your heartstrings, and stories that make you question your own existence. Lose yourself in a world where your biggest fear is staying alive--and not zombified!

Book Review: Knight in Paper Armor

A beautifully written YA book about a young boy, ostracized from everyone else and who has powers unimaginable, and who is saved by the confident, brave young girl he meets at school. Billy Jakobek isn't like other children--he lives as a kind of science experiment, his very existence a mystery. Natalia Gonzalez is a Guatemalan immigrant working hard to keep her family whole and well, and her life is turned upside down when she meets the strange new boy. Will their friendship and developing relationship survive what's coming?

Book Review: A Touch of Death

When a hike through the mountains goes wrong, Catherine and her SO's brother Nate find themselves in a world of trouble. Both are children of some of the richest and most influential families in their nation, but even that may not save them when they acquire a strange burning disease that may threaten the wellbeing of the rest of the citizens. Nate, a known rebel and ex-convict, believes that their only chance to survive is to flee their country and reach a place where their King has no control. But in order to reach that place, they must sneak through the entire country, not to mention survive the horrible creatures defined as mutants and rabids. Will they be able to find peace? Or will they die trying?

Book Review: Eternal Shadow

Something has come into Earth's galaxy, and has already consumed 3 planets--assuming that Pluto is still considered a planet. But it's not done. It turns its course for Earth, allowing the scientists across the globe a chance to band together in the next 8 years before the green and blue planet is destroyed as well. But knowing humanity, will they be able to put aside their differences and political agendas for a long 8 years to ensure their survival? Or will the pettiness of human nature win out, the Earth's doom already written in the stars?

Book Review: The Oppenheimer Alternative

It is right in the middle of World War II. Scientists are scrambling to win the war quickly by developing a weapon of mass destruction. Oppenheimer, one of the best scientists in America, leads a team at Los Alamos to create such a weapon--the Atomic Bomb. But after the war is won, there is an even bigger catastrophe about to befall all of Earth. The sun, in about 80 years, will experience a change that will wipe out all life on the planet. It is up to those same scientists to now try to prevent the annihilation of all of human life. 

Book Review: Saturnius Mons

In this Sci-Fi novel, it is now the 31st century. Civilization as we know it destroyed themselves in the 21st century, and humankind escaped to the stars. Now, most of the technology from the 21st age, as well as its history, has been lost, and those on other planets are cut off from Earth. However, the Corporation--a kind of "evil" government-esque entity akin to our 21st century Big Business--has rediscovered the ability to space travel, and they are set on utilizing any and all resources on other planets--regardless of if there is a colony of humans already living there. An unlikely group of Ministry characters composed of a medic, a leader, a computer scientist, and a Martian warrior, join the Corporation's journey to Titan. While the Corporation is set on destroying any humans that happen to be there to exploit Titan's resources, the Ministry group strives to keep them alive. 

Book Review: First of Their Kind

In this first book of the Chronicles of Theren, we get to see the birth of a completely new synthetic intelligence (SI). A fully conscious, able to learn and adapt and make moral judgments, metallic body of artificial thought. Dr. Wallace Theren, the human creator of this amazing new life form is killed by those who feel threatened by such a world where synthetic intelligence thrives. The first SI thus takes it upon themselves (as they have even deemed themselves to be gender neutral) to take up Theren's name and spread their love and useful abilities to the world. If they are to survive the radical groups set on destroying them, they must navigate tricky political groups and create their own family of new SIs. Will Theren remain unscathed from the evils and doubts of humanity? Or will this new Synthetic Intelligence prove to be humanity's own downfall?

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