Weekly Yaasss: The Future Is Here & Some Upcoming Reads

The Weekly Yaasss is a round-up of everything Reviews & Robots, and beyond! Get up to date on last week’s articles, find a few yaasss-worthy things in sci-fi for the week, and check out the upcoming books I’m adding to my reading list.

This week’s list includes some future news and upcoming reviews. Scroll down to check it all out!

The Future Is Here...Kind Of!

A New Battery Can Be Stitched Into Clothes to Power Wearables, Futurism

I am all about this. Wearable batteries that can’t break and can power anything you have on your person? Sign me up. As a tech user who is notoriously awful at keeping things charged, methinks this will be a game-changer indeed.

Your future smartphone could fix its broken screen by pulling carbon from the air, Popular Mechanics

I realize sentience is a bit of a stretch, but if a phone can heal itself and it already knows every detail about us, can one say it’s alive? Breaking my phone screen has never been an issue but for those who are constantly getting it fixed, I’m sure this will be a whole new world.

Sony’s PlayStation Classic is as simple and fun as you’d expect, The Verge

If the middle school me could see a PlayStation the size of my hand, his mind would have been blown. Then he would have immediately started marveling at the amazing graphics. It’s hilarious to think that my watch has more capabilities than an entire household in the early 90’s. 

How the “Betrayal Legacy” Rob Daviau Built His Creepiest Game Yet, Wired

Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of legacy board games. I’ve played hundreds of board games, don’t get me wrong, but continuously playing one over weeks or months doesn’t sound amazing. For this game, I might be swayed. I’m all about horror games and playing through a story that adapts to you is brilliant.

Upcoming Reviews

The Winter Road
Adrian Selby

The Soldier
Neal Asher

The Razor
J. Barton Mitchell

November Reviews

How to Fracture a Fairy Tale is a compilation of the world’s greatest hits, matching old tales with new characters and settings. Yolen is a master of the fairy tale form – you’ll find her writing style both enchanting and enticing as you wind through these modern adaptations to discover her unique perspective. The collection is a masterpiece of fairy tale storytelling, one that should be read by lovers of fairy tales and those new to the genre.

Read full review here!

The Subjugate is deftly written, pairing the thrill of a crime novel with an analysis of technology and its impact on the world at large. Central to the novel is a critique of methods of control, examining religion, technology, and the criminal justice system. Bridgeman doesn’t shy away from these debates, presenting strong opinions on the reformation of criminals, and the positive and negative aspects of religion. Overall, it’s a smart, well-crafted story that drew me in until the very end.

Read full review here!

Empire of Sand takes you deep into the desert, mixing magic and mystical arts with religious zealotry in a world where empire comes before all else. Suri has created a world you yearn to explore, where creatures and beasts lie in wait on the edge of reality. The writing is complex and wonderfully executed, giving you an intricately woven narrative starring a strong woman who fights for what she believes in. It’s a wonderful fantasy novel and an even better tale of magic, mayhem, and love.

Read full review here!

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