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review 2016-08-28 21:09
Great story with different points of view!
Robopocalypse - Daniel H. Wilson

You do recall World War Z right? For those have read it, they would be aware of the format and narrative of the book. It’s set through various points of views from various characters. Some may like this format, some don’t. I’m thinking that’s one of the deciding factors as to whether a reader will like this book or not. For me, I don’t mind it. It focuses on a small select group of characters so each one would have their own story arc.


The sci fi speak is comprehensive and it doesn’t make the book a hard read. In fact the action and different points of view make the pace of the plot fast and an enjoyable read. There’s plenty of moments where it can be frightening - in a society where we rely more on machines and robots only to have them turn against you and everything runs amok is a scary thought. (The part where Zero Hour happens is an example)


Now let’s be fair. Those die hard sci fi readers may or may not like this one. Perhaps it’s not sci fi enough, perhaps it’s too noobish, so I’m not sure if it’s for this type of crowd. Since I stop at the mention of quantum physics, this book is fine for me.


So did I like the book? YES I DID. I love the different points of view, I love the action, and the whole entire thing was an awesome read. I understand how it may not be for everyone but we all have varying tastes. It’s definitely worth a try in my opinion

Thank you Doubleday for giving me a Review Copy!

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text 2016-04-18 18:43
Um, yes please!
Robot Uprisings - Daniel H. Wilson,John Joseph Adams

"Somebody soon, our technology is going to rise up and we humans are going to be sliced into bloody chunks by robots that in our hubris we decided to design with buzz saws for hands."


Given how today is going, I'm finding this incredibly hot. 



Lady boner.   Today is just fucking horrible.    Fucking horrible.   The fact that dudes say 'no means no' when it comes to then, but get to decide when my no means no and think this is totally fucking okay is fucking horrible. 



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text 2016-01-13 07:38
Amped take two!
Amped - Daniel H. Wilson

First, I just realized I can blog about the audiobook and not review it per say. Because honestly I'm not really reviewing so much of the contents of the audiobook, but the experience. I mean there are hundreds of reviews on all the books I listen to. I don't really need to add another. So let's get to it!

I have to start by saying I tried to listen to this book last year. And I got through maybe 30 minutes of it. For whatever reason (and I can't remember it now) I was too emotional to get into this book. I somehow thought this was going to be a very emotionally us v them kind of deal. And it was. But man, I was dead wrong on everything else. But I'll get into that in a minute.

So the narrator of this audiobook is Robbie Daymond. At first I didn't like it. I was so sensitive to listening to his voice. Every sentence a crackle in the narration. He came off as overly sensitive and I dunno...weak. But then I found myself moved to just cheer for the character Owen at all costs. I became so emotionally invested I would listen to this audiobook at night in bed. Trying to not fall asleep to the story playing out in my head.

So the story is about mutants in a way. Man made ones. So you are disabled. Maybe mentally or physically. No problemo. Let's put this little device in your head and wham bam! You are cured. So instead of being a fetal alcohol syndrome baby and having a case of the dumbs, you get to be uber smarty farty pants. And now reggies (regular non amped people) aren't so thrilled with you. You win all the contests. You take all the jobs. So now we are gonna treat you like the enemy and go to war.

What I hated? The book just ended. And it was ok. But I wanted more. And I have a feeling that's the point. I'm sure there will be a sequel. I hope.

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review 2015-11-14 12:16
They Are Coming...
How to Survive a Robot Uprising: Tips on Defending Yourself Against the Coming Rebellion - Daniel H. Wilson

At times remotely amusing, this book tends to be very dull. I was surprised to learn that this book was written before Wilson's novel Robopocalypse but I can see the genesis of that novel

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review 2015-07-14 16:13
Press Start to Play (Vintage Original) - John Joseph Adams,Daniel H. Wilson

If you are a gamer and a reader, you will want to delve into this anthology.  I will admit that I went right to Weir's story, Twarrior, when I downloaded my NetGalley file and while I did enjoy the quick read, one of my absolute favorites turned out to be Rat Catcher's Yellows by Charlie Jane Anders.


Book will be released on August 18th, go pre-order!


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