All posts filed under: Science Fiction

Book Haul: Jan 2016 // Cover-love! *drools*

Originally posted on Book Enthral:
So I wanna say I was good this month! I didn’t spend outrageously, yet I still managed to get a good number of books! Do you think we could actually count this as a… Success?????!!! After finishing Shatter Me earlier this month, I had to go see how the rest of the series was going to go! THOSE EYES ON THE COVER ARE ACTUALLY GORGEOUS!  After seeing the whole series, my favourite’s got to be Ignite Me (BRB while I die over this cover!). I’ll hopefully get to devouring the rest of this series next month! Also, because I loved – like, actually fangirl so hard for – Snow Like Ashes, I needed to know what was going to happen in Ice Like Fire! I’m so excited!! I have heard she’s not with the guy I ship her with in this book though, so poo! OF COURSE, I had to get the new Alexandra Bracken book! Like, that could just come out and I not get excited about it (blasphemy!). I don’t…

The X-Files (2016)

My initial knee-jerk excitement upon hearing the opening titles, so designed to tear emotion from me, soon turned to grief. Legend tells that after episode two, we are rewarded for our commitment with chemistry and humour. Tragically I have only seen episode one, and I am thoroughly disappointed. From the offset it felt like a 45-minute exercise in fan service and exposition, a desperate attempt to tell us everything while shoving in as many tropes as possible to foster some sense of nostalgia in its viewer. I can only imagine the conversations in that writers’ room: “How many times can we fit in the name of the show? How many variations on “I want to believe” can we conceive of? What if we say we don’t believe?” The joy of The X-Files was always wholly dependent on several factors. One, that the nineties was a time of curiosity, exploration, and mystery. A great deal of our technology was new and exciting. The future held endless possibilities – possibilities that are now very real, very worrying, and potentially affect our privacy. While…

If I were a Book..

Originally posted on Metal and the Geek:
I found this idea in the depths of Tumblr somewhere, and I thought it was a pretty neat idea. I wanted to do it as well and maybe give a little reason why I chose the books in this particular list.I don’t think it needs to describe any bit of my personality, it is just a cool way to recommend books, and to have books recommended to me. So don’t forget to share some of your recommendations down below. So here we go, If I were a book… http://abduzeedo.com/extraordinary-illustrations-lucas-de-alcântara If I were a fantasy book, I’d be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban When I first read this book, I couldn’t help but connect to the story. Harry and his friends were entering their awkward years and I was pretty much in my awkward years. The story of course is wonderful, but I just connected to it in many ways. If I were a science fiction book, I’d be Ready Player One Which I guess is only…

Film Review – The Martian (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title: The Martian (2015) Director: Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down) Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sean Bean Plot: After a mission on Mars goes awry, botanist and astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) must find a way to survive on the seemingly uninhabitable red planet. “Hi, I’m Mark Watney and I’m still alive… obviously” Review by Eddie on 02/10/2015 Well this is refreshing. After years of average (Exodus, Prometheus) to downright terrible (Counselor) films, long serving and renowned director Ridley Scott has with this feel-good blockbuster of the year created his most proficient and memorable movie experience since he thrilled the world in the early 2000s with his Russell Crowe star-making vehicle Gladiator. Yes sir ladies and gentleman, The Martian shows us all that the grey haired director has a few tricks up his sleeve yet. The Martian is in many ways Scott’s most readily accesible film. It’s a long film (perhaps slightly too much so) and many…

Praise for “The Colony”

Originally posted on Fred Colton:
My first book, the lunar action-thriller The Colony, has been out for about a month. Here’s what the reviews are saying: “Magical… by remixing just twenty-six different black ‘letters’ on a white page in multiple variations, Fred Colton has created a story that you can actually see inside your head.” -Janet Maslin, New York Times “Impeccable. To research The Colony, Fred Colton flew to the moon over a dozen times and spent thousands of hours hiking the lunar surface. He also lived on a diet of dehydrated space food for three full years and this dedication is evident on the page.” –Barry M. Smith, Amazon.com top 500 reviewer. “Colton cranks the tension in his action scenes tighter than a trampoline, or a cat’s asshole.” –Stephen W. Howland, Kirkus Reviews “My name is Ryan and I’m an alcoholic. The Colony is the reason I stopped drinking. What happened was that I got too hooked on the book to go crack open another Miller Genuine Draft. Now I’m sober and have rejoined…