Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

I saw Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and I’m not totally sure what I thought. On the one hand, I saw it as a double feature. I’m a huge fan of the first Jurassic World – it made me remember the excitement of a dinosaur theme park that I felt as a 90’s kid. Seeing it…

Review: The Only Harmless Great Thing

A perplexing read, this little book takes time to sink in before you realize the brilliance the author has put forward. Part mythology, part alternate history, part science fiction and part linguistics, the author has created a quilt of stories that together provide a bizarre and thought-provoking look at how this American tragedy might have…

Review: Artificial Condition, The Murderbot Diaries

Wow. I love this series. Great main character with a dark back story and hilarious habits. Tight writing with fast-paced incidents and a longer narrative stretching between books. It’s sci-fi meets mystery meets action adventure. Dare I say this second book was even better than the first… ARTIFICIAL CONDITION: THE MURDERBOT DIARIES Martha Wells Tor.com, 2018…

Weekly Yaasss: June 17-23

June 17-23, 2018 Yaas-worthy things: Jurassic World Sequel: I’m seeing a double feature on Thursday, should be epic. Let’s hope the sequel lives up to the first one. Though being a 90’s kid who loved dinosaurs, it shouldn’t be hard to impress me. MURDERBOT: I finally read the next helping in the Murderbot Diaries series…

Review: Clade

It’s pretty unnerving to read such a realistic retelling of the horrible things that could happen to the planet (some of which currently are). It was a well-written, very literary look at the negative effects humanity is having on our world and how that impacts the lives of everyday people. CLADE James Bradley Titan Books, 2017…

Weekly Yaasss: June 10-16

June 10-16, 2018 Yaas-worthy things: Sea of Rust: I read this book over the weekend and it’s amazing! A rag-tag group of robots venturing through a human-free wasteland is definitely my kind of book. Check out my review and read it yourself! Bethesda E3: I watched the live-stream and, while I’m somewhat disappointed Fallout 76…

Review: Sea of Rust

This book is amazing and I’m frankly pissed that I took so long to read it. My thoughts have been racing for the past couple days just thinking through all of the concepts put forward. It’s a brilliantly realized future (albeit dark and absent of humans), but everything is so well presented that I’m just…

A Badass Back Half for 2018

Listen, it’s been a bit of a rough year. Yes, I started off strong reading 10 books in the first month and a half, riding the high of a New Year’s resolution and telling myself I wouldn’t drop the ball for the bajillionth time. Alas, here I am, with only a few books under my…

Weekly Yaasss: June 3-9

June 3-9, 2018 Just a few yaas-worthy things: Upgrade: this movie is batshit crazy, but I’m obsessed. Parapalegic who learns how to walk by an AI with questionable motives? Sign me up. The fighting style was reminiscent of Kill Bill, which I can always get behind. See it if you want to be like “whattttt.”…

Review: All Systems Red, The Murderbot Diaries

ALL SYSTEMS RED: THE MURDERBOT DIARIES Martha Wells Tor, 2017 4.5 out of 5 Robots QUICK SUMMARY Indifferent robot gone rogue. A team stranded with an unknown enemy. Search and report. Murderous robots and a huge helping of conspiracy. WHY I LOVED IT The Protagonist Holy hell, this protagonist is one of my FAVORITE robots. Hands…

Review: Time Was

TIME WAS Ian McDonald Tor, 2018   4.5 out of 5 Robots QUICK SUMMARY Man finds a letter in modern day. A gay love story during WWII is revealed. He goes on a search through bookstores and archives, gradually uncovering evidence of time travel. Strong finish with a twist ending. WHY I LOVED IT Subtle love…