Seven strangers find themselves alone on Earth. The Apocalypse Seven must figure out what happened to everyone else. In addition, they need to decide how to proceed from here. I love the idea of this book much better than the execution itself. In the beginning, I enjoyed hunting for clues
In 2084, humanity is nearing extinction. The Earth is dying. An alien ship offers salvation. 5000 bracelets are dropped to Earth. Each is to be used by Earth’s children. Each child may bring one companion. Once the children wearing the bracelets and their partners reach nine extraction points, they will
Sorrowland is a completely unexpected, but ultimately disappointing, tale. Fifteen and pregnant, Vern runs away from everything she knows. The abusive husband and cult that she is fleeing hunts her down in the nearby woods, but she evades them. Meanwhile, Vern gives birth to twins while learning to live off
Imagine waking up on a spaceship in a strange galaxy with no memory of how you got there. Your fellow astronauts are dead. Luckily, you are a scientist and love math. Unfortunately, you soon remember the objective of Project Hail Mary. Save Earth from certain destruction from microbes eating Earth’s
All twelve major characters from the original trilogy are present in Star Wars Crochet. Instructions are provided for each of them, but yarn, stuffing, and eyes are only provided for Yoda and R2D2. The other items including row counters, hook, needle and thread can be used for all the characters.
Hmmm…Hot Stew is the perfect title for this book. It has two completely different plots that are rubbing uncomfortably together like too tight shoes on bare feet. The first story is a brothel that is fighting gentrification in Soho, London. I liked the strong female prostitutes. There were no victims
Well, that was different (in a mostly good way)! Hillbilly Epicurean is set in a bizarre governmental agency, the Chimerical Research Division. The Division looks for anomalous occurrences in reading materials both non-fiction and fictional. Denver, an entitled rich boy, is forced to work for the Division by his father
All kinds of moral and ethical questions are broached in a new science fiction domestic thriller, The Echo Wife. Several are solved the old-fashioned way through deception and murder. Evelyn is a respected scientist creating clones to perform various tasks. She is working through a divorce from her husband, Nathan.
In The Future is Yours, two Stanford misfits bond in college and subsequently discover a revolutionary process. Using quantum computing and a boat-load of start-up capital, they have a way to access future data from computers located in the present. Think of how disruptive this would be on society. No
Finally I found the perfect creepy and atmospheric book I’ve been looking for all week. The Hollow Places updates Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows, published in 1907, for modern readers. “Pray They Are Hungry” Kara, nicknamed Carrot, moves in with her uncle Earl in his taxidermy-filled Wonder Museum. She is helping
The Tinderbox is an exhilarating young adult science fiction book by actor Lou Diamond Phillips. Once the two worlds of Indira and Mano were one planet. But a schism broke them into two. Of course, being populated with humans, the two new worlds quickly devolved into mortal enemies of one
If America is looking increasingly like chaos, the future portrayed in Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick is the obvious outcome. Social media drones record everyone’s life 24/7. The entire town of Tabula Ra$a is run by criminals with implanted robotic exoskeletons. There are no police or law of