I love this so much.
I love this so much.
Robots have been scary for a long time. Would it surprise you to find out that I, Robot, by Isaac Aasimov, was published in 1950? But the idea of machines taking over people, or people secretly being machines, is to my mind a new version of the zombie trope. Representing that theme very well are the two (so far) books by Daniel H. Wilson, Robopocalypse and Robogenesis. People’s fears of military robots and drones are well founded in this story of a world where putting artificial intelligence in charge of war is a very, very bad idea. A kind of cross between the future seen in Terminator, where humans and machines are at war, and the Matrix, where the machines are taking over humans – a small group of survivors is trying to eliminate the machine threat. Creepy, all too imaginable, and very gripping, I highly recommend both books. You’ll never look at Siri the same way.
Here is the amazing first trailer for Mockingjay Part 1:
Chilling, n’est-ce pas?
So, so good. It’s like you took a wine fueled D&D session with your girlfriends (note to self: have one of those) and turned it into a graphic novel.
A foul mouthed, hard drinking band of hilarious mercenaries causes ruckus,
usually always involving bloodshed, sometimes for money, sometimes always for fun. The character descriptions are “Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.”
This was presented to me by a colleague on the basis that someone had obviously written it for me. Seeing his point, I purchased it. Purchase of Volume 2 is imminent.
I’m sure you’re all already reading Saga… but if you’re not, start. As a colleague described it, it’s Romeo in Juliet in space, with lots of hot space sex. I love Lying Cat. I need more people to read Saga so I can say “LYING” at every opportunity.
Oh, and while you’re at it, pick up the new reboot of the Huntress series. I was weirdly excited about the fact that she isn’t leaping around in high heels, and actually has real boots with decent tread. A small detail, but an important one.