Book Review: Ready Player One

ready player oneReady Player One

By Ernest Cline

Audio narrated by Wil Wheaton

While I’m not the type of person who readily dives into this genre it was suggested to me by someone to read it. I’ll admit I wasn’t jumping on the bandwagon fast. I did purchase the story on audible.com and it remained on my shelves for months before I even considered it a second time. And then a third time.

Not having anything to read at the moment I elected to give it a shot. I won’t say there weren’t times I put it down because the story is steeped with info-dumping because it has a lot of geeky ‘hardware’ terminology and of course the 80’s info was a lot to take in as well. I think listening to Will Wheaton read to me was one of the reasons I fought past any boring parts that I reached. I enjoyed his narrating the story; felt it a great choice. If you don’t know who Wil Wheaton is, check him out.

Still, the characters and the storyline moved along and I found myself smiling, laughing, feeling pain and sadness while I listened to the story. Any book that can make you experience such emotions has to be listed among the higher ranking ones. I laughed aloud at some spots and people looked at me like I was crazy. And I didn’t care. This was good. Continue reading

Review: 25 Perfect Days

25 Perfect Days by Mark Tullius

 

25Never have a read a book quite like this. Mark spins twenty-five short stories and that is a feat in itself. However, it gets even better! He builds a foundation and then weaves his magic in 25 unique ways to tell the story of what it looks like with a world gone crazy. Not just crazy…Totalitarian, or in other words, the government controls, manipulates, and has their way with all things human and inhuman.

Imagine your world is not private anymore. Your choices are not yours anymore. Oh, it gets so much worse. I was really intrigued by some of the brilliant ideas Mark used in some of his stories. I have some favorites, and I am confident if you read this book you will find some of your own as well. Continue reading

Book Cover & Blurb: Invidia

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An Alien Population Needs Human Hosts to Survive in Invidia , A Novel by William Mewborn

Navarre, FL  – Author William Mewborn offers for review, Invidia, a unique and exciting new book published by Outskirts Press. This science fiction novel combines space travel and mythology to create a chilling adventure set on a distant planet.

When Erica Carter awakens weak, emaciated, and connected to medical monitors in a strange, sterile room, she realizes she isn’t in Kansas anymore… An exotic-looking figure inserts a device into a coupling nodule in her abdomen, causing intense pain and nausea, and she passes out from pain. When she awakens again, Erica learns that she and her brother Dean have been abducted by the Shee’a—inhabitants of the planet Shee—in order to save their population from radiation sickness. She and Dean are to be used as bearers of a microscopic organism, the “Pure,” which feeds on radiation—the radiation that is killing the Shee’a. Continue reading

Book Cover & Blurb: Creedor

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New Sci-fi fantasy novel: Creedor

Lumberton, NC –  Author Gail Morgan Mcrae has released her sci-fi fantasy novel , Creedor.

Dr. Simon Slogar and Commander Michael Camdus have been given the task of stopping an epidemic on Creedor. It is only after they arrive on the windswept planet that they discover there’s a much greater threat.

Creedorians are being snatched from their homes, leaving survivors to fend for themselves. One brave woman, Mara Tonlin, decides to find her husband and rescue him or die trying. Her story intertwines with the original mission, leading Camdus and his men into even greater danger. Continue reading

Book Cover & Blurb: The Shifter’s Trail

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New sci-fi thriller: The Shifter’s Trail

CHICAGO – Author Adam Alexander releases his new sci-fi thriller, The Shifter’s Trail.

Something white hot was streaking across the blue April sky, pursued by a troubled trail of white smoke. Andromeda Brown had a brief sense of something enormous and powerful tumbling end over end. Even though it was far too high to hear, she could almost imagine its roar as it ripped through the heavens, arcing gracefully towards the horizon.

Andromeda sat quietly at her desk and waited for instructions. Whatever else happened today, at least there would be no detention… Except for an unfortunate attachment to numbers, Andromeda Brown is an ordinary girl with an ordinary life at a perfectly ordinary school. Until, that is, a spaceship crash lands near her home in Chicago, and circumstances throw her into contact with folks whose zip code is, quite literally, out of this world. Her new acquaintances are in Continue reading