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review 2015-11-08 02:42
um.. okay then
Broken Worlds Super Boxset - James G. Hunt

I've completed the first half of the stories and I dunno.. The concept was good, was great but there was so little meat to the stories it read like I was watching a silly B movie and yet I couldn't stop reading. I had to know what happened. The premise of his first set, The Beginning, No Borders and Sovereign Land, was drought and how a family and the government dealt with it. Basically some crooked politician made a deal with some silly Mexican dictator type to annex the Southwest part of the U.S. and let Mexico take it over. The reasoning the lack of water and resources. Excellent concept but no character development and many plot holes and yet even with all that I still had to find out how it ended. This would make a very good SYFY channel movie or other B rated action of the week movie. And if you are looking for something light and simple then it is fun. You really want to know what happens. I just wish the author had actually met the potential of this story. 

 

The second set is about GMOs and somehow they kill the country.. yes I'm still reading. I don't know why but I want to know how it all happens. 

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text 2015-09-09 21:23
These Broken Worlds Mentioned on Tor.com and Other Updates

 

Yesterday turned into an interesting and wholly fulfilling day. I finished proofreading my story “The Last Devil” for our forthcoming anthology (Kōsalogy) Interspecies and added a crucial scene and submitted the story to fresh eyes for scrutiny. It goes off to the editor after that. The latest changes pushed the word count over 25k. but I’m sure the editor will cut it down to size in due course.

 

There is specific news that I am dying to share, but it’s not yet ripe for public consumption. If it will make you feel any better, I am really battling to keep it under wraps. Just know that it is art related.

 

And then, in other related news, our recent Kōsalogy These Broken Worlds got a brief mention on Tor.com’s Aurora Australis. It felt pretty awesome.

 

As you know These Broken Worlds is a precursor to Interspecies. We published the collection to introduce readers to our shared universe and to give you a taste of what we have in store for you. Our stories span the spectrum of tastes and interests and I just know that whatever your flavor may be, you’ll find something of worth in this Kōsalogy to enjoy.

 

The synopsis for “The Last Devil” will be released in a few weeks, but what I can tell you is this: it’s my first foray into military science fiction and there is a lot of action and even a little romance. Researching future technologies and real-world implications of a nuclear fallout turned out some interesting tidbits, but I probably said too much.

 

Oh, well.

 

Woelf

 

Originally posted on WoelfDietrich.com

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review 2013-12-07 00:00
Broken Worlds
Broken Worlds - Anitha Robinson Sooooo, this will be a short review.

This book is like one of those utterly surreal and bizarre B-Horror movies with a very high ranking at Rotten Tomatoes, but one that you simply have to watch to the end. It has quite an interesting and fast-moving plot, plot-twists that you don’t see coming a mile away and it keeps you persistently interested into the story. At least, it kept me glued to my kindle with a constant what-the-fuck-question-mark on my face. Until it was revealed I really couldn’t decide what to think of Ellis, Fallon and Maragaret. Those three are really weird and they creeped me the hell out.

But would this book be a movie you would have those seriously lousy actors with even worst dialogues that make you laugh out loud in the most inappropriate scenes because they are simply so bad. The romance felt so superimposed like someone took what he felt were appropriate lines out of another young adult book and transferred it here without integrating it into the story. It just didn’t feel right to me. There is also the fact that Kalli our MC is a seventeen year old girl, humourless, somehow obstinate and really without any intersting spark.

The book could improve a lot with editing out the romance part and some of the 101 dialogue but it is at least not boring. Did I like it? I honestly don't know. But because this book majorly messed with my head with its outlandish mojo and kept me engrossed I will give it 3 stars.

With thanks to netgalley for providing me with an ARC of this book.
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