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review 2017-09-23 05:55
The Crimson Meniscus, 7 Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Stories from the Bubble by Jason Werbeloff
The Crimson Meniscus: 7 Mind-Blowing Sci... The Crimson Meniscus: 7 Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Stories from the Bubble (The Bubble Chronicles Book 1) - Jason Werbeloff

The Crimson Meniscus, 7 Mind-Blowing Sci-Fi Stories from the Bubble by Jason Werbeloff did not disappoint. I've enjoyed this author's writing for a while and although some of it is a touch creepy, it's nevertheless intriguing. I gave it five stars.

 

Manufacturing Margaret is an intriguing science fiction/futuristic story about an android named Margaret.

 

"But my speech routines aren't programmed to express such thoughts. Instead, I find myself blurting my only programmed response to these situations. 'Please note that all activities in this cab are recorded.'"

 

Margaret drives a cab and observes thousands of humans. "I fly over Canal Street, parallel to the river, as though my grav motors are propelled by the spirits of the humans coursing through the thoroughfare below. From up here they look like an army of blood cells pumping through an artery."

 

Margaret discusses her increasing consciousness. "It's strange to think that everyone, everything, had a first moment of awareness. A point before which nothing was, and after which nothing would ever be the same."

 

Investing Isobella begins on a puzzling note. "'Look,' he says, 'I'm not going to lie to you, Paul. There's a risk. Sure.'

 

Jono Falanges slicks back his hair--his fingers leave track marks through the grease. He interlaces his hands behind his head. Stretches.

 

He knows I'm waiting with a thundering heart. Knows he has my full attention. I'm a desperate man."

 

It is a creepy tale indeed.

 

Oscillating Olaf tries to remain in an erotic dream but is interrupted by a phone call. He then has a sense of deju vu when the Roach called. Everything is going wrong. "My jaw was so tight, my teeth sang." He was learning to oscillate between two phases simultaneously. He was receiving messages from the future. A nice surprise twist at the end.

 

Patenting Peter is married to Cassandra who has what he called 'Lizard Eyes'. "Her gaze tore off me like a waxing strip. Landed on the frayed edge of the fedora on my head." She hated when he wore his father's hat.

 

His neighbor, Misaki with whom he had been flirting over the past few months as she came to borrow items arrived to borrow milk. He grabbed her wrist. "In the confusion, Misaki dropped the milk, which erupted in an ic spray over my naked feet. It took every fiber of my masculinity not to squeal."

 

Severing Sidney is an intriguing story about Geppetto's daughter Simona's merging with Neville. It's hauntingly poignant.

 

Aborting Andromeda is a twisted tale that is unusual to say the least. Christian works for the post-natal abortion clinic. A lovely surprise ending.

 

Defragmenting Daniel is a mesmerizing, yet somewhat creepy book. I gave it five stars.

"After six years working in the Organ Farm, Daniel still didn’t know why it was green – the Rejek they pumped through the organs. They’d said something in class about photosynthesis. All Daniel knew for sure was that after you ran Rejek through an organ, it was good for transplant."

 

Even those who work with harvesting organs have had many of their own taken away. "The knee was cybernetic, and you’d think it wouldn’t mind the cold. But ever since they’d harvested it when Daniel was nine, winters had been difficult. It was summer now, but the cold air in Administration wasn’t helping."

 

Daniel changed after they removed a segment of his brain. "He counted the full 49 seconds this time. Didn't feel the icy jets on his back. Daniel stood resolute against the arti spray. Even as the tears streaked down his cheeks, his mind tucked into itself. Numbed within a crease of a fold of a distant dream."

 

I received a complimentary copy from the author. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073PNRHK3

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review 2017-06-15 08:00
They Came With The Snow by Christopher Coleman
They Came With The Snow - Christopher Co... They Came With The Snow - Christopher Coleman

They Came With The Snow by Christopher Coleman is a short horror story. Dominic and Naia are bunkered in the student union building at Warren Community College. The sun hasn't shown for three days. They need to escape.

 

I gave it four stars because it kept my interesting and was a fast book to read. This reminded me of The Final Winter: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel by Iain Rob Wright.

 

I received a complimentary Kindle copy in an Amazon promotion. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XPL2Q4L

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review 2017-06-07 04:17
Graphic novel adaptation...
Legend: The Graphic Novel - Marie Lu

 

Okay, so I'll be straight with you. I loved the Legend series by Marie Lu - a well-written story with amazing characters. I have an assignment for my graphic novel class to write a paper about a graphic novel adaptation. I chose to go with Legend because I know the story well and I loved it.

 

I wasn't disappointed. The artwork sets the right tone for the story, and Daniel & June are portrayed perfectly. Nothing important is left out. I loved this version, and I'm looking forward to reading the next two in the trilogy. Very well done!

 

If you enjoyed the Legend series, then you should definitely give this version a shot.

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review 2017-06-06 21:46
Rewind by Jeremy Bates
Rewind (A Suspense Horror Thriller & Mystery Short Story) - Jeremy Bates

Rewind by Jeremy Bates is a horrifying mystery book. An unnamed protagonist woke in a dilapidated slum apartment with a dead body in the next room. His own identity is a mystery. He has to unravel who is is and how he got there. His Driver's License revealed his name as Harry Parker. He doesn't recognize his own voice or handwriting. I gave it four stars because it was a fast, intriguing book to read.

 

"Why had I been in that chair, in that apartment, hooked up to that machine? Had I been a guinea pig in some madcap experiment, and something went terribly wrong, something along the lines of accidentally pressing the delete key in a word-processing document, or formatting a computer hard drive? Then again, maybe I had known something important, perhaps some government or industrial secret, and someone had wanted it badly enough to take it from my head with all the finesse and compassion that one uses when removing a hook from a fish that had swallowed the hook to the gills?"

 

He remembered his PIN number right before he went to an ATM machine where he claimed $50.00. Then he was shocked at a massive balance. He started to get $500.00, then changed the number to $5,000.00. "It spat out the money just as dutifully as before." This information didn't seem accurate. In my personal experience, the standard daily cash withdrawal limit for ATM and Debit Cards is $400 per day.

 

I received a complimentary copy from the author. That did not change my opinion for this review.

 

Link to purchase: https://www.amazon.com/Rewind-Jeremy-Bates-ebook/dp/B00Z9WN27W

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review 2017-05-17 04:06
The Handmaid's Tale - Review
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Better never means better for everyone, he says. It always means worse, for some.

- Chapter 32

 

This is the story of Offred (of Fred). She is a handmaid in a society that has difficulty reproducing effectively. Fertile women are "given to" powerful men, in order to bear them children.

 

This is a scary and powerful tale. It isn't full of action and adventure, but a story told quietly, from Offred's point of view. We see glimpses of her life before, and into her current situation. The end was sort of abrupt and open-ended. But some things just aren't meant to be wrapped up in a bow. There is a great deal of emotion packed into this book and I'm glad I finally read it. People have been suggesting I read this book for years. So, when the series came out, I knew I had to read it before I watched. 

 

The scariest thing about this book is how subtle, gradual changes can lead to something so awful before you even know what's happening. One of the quotes in the book said things may not seem ordinary now, but after a time they become ordinary. I believe this is true, little changes add up and gradually become normal, and before you know it society is really messed up.

 

I choose this book when I landed on the GO space in Booklikes-opoly - giving me a free choice.

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