The SIX – Mark Alpert

If you’re looking for your next techie/sci-fi YA book fix, you’ve found your ideal match.  In short, The Six is about a group of terminally ill teenagers whose lives are “saved” when their minds are downloaded to combat-ready U.S. Army robots. The seventeen-year-old hero, Adam Armstrong, becomes the first human-machine hybrid — a hulking robot called aContinue reading “The SIX – Mark Alpert”

On the Move: A Life – Oliver Sacks Book Review

Oliver Wolf Sacks,  (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and author. Born in Britain, and mostly educated there, he spent his career in the United States. He believed that the brain is the “most incredible thing in the universe.” He became widely known for writing best-selling case histories about both hisContinue reading “On the Move: A Life – Oliver Sacks Book Review”

The Devil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker (and a bit of sex science)

I love how sometimes life throws a curve-ball at you and you’re just sitting in your car grinning like an idiot while listening an audiobook about a woman’s sensual lips and an “engorged shaft”. I’ve never read anything by Julie Ann Walker before and I had no idea what the book I picked up wasContinue reading “The Devil and the Deep by Julie Ann Walker (and a bit of sex science)”

Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel

If you fall in love with someone, there’s a good chance the person won’t love you back. Hatred, though, is usually mutual. If you despise someone, it’s pretty much a given they’re also not your biggest fan. Well, I fell in love with this book. It started off slow but then it grabbed me inContinue reading “Sleeping Giants (Themis Files #1) by Sylvain Neuvel”

I, Robot * Isaac Asimov (1950)

I can bet any amount that you’ve seen the Will Smith Movie I, Robot. That was the single reason I did not pick up this book earlier – simply because I mistakenly thought that the movie would be like Harry Potter, a scene-for scene rendering of a classic. I was very much mistaken as theContinue reading “I, Robot * Isaac Asimov (1950)”

A planet called Treason * Orson Scott Card

If you haven’t read this book already, I recommend you find it and you read it. Even trying to summarize it for others will make you look like a total weirdo! This book here is sci-fi in all its glory – an alien price of super strength and regenerative abilities grows a pair of boobsContinue reading “A planet called Treason * Orson Scott Card”

Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam

“The people in the chaos cannot learn. They cannot understand what they are doing to the sea and the sky and the plants and the animals. They cannot understand that they are killing them, and that they will end by killing themselves. And there are so many of them, and each one of them isContinue reading “Margaret Atwood – MaddAdam”

I am Legend * Robert Matheson

Something black and of the night had come crawling out of the Middle Ages. Something with no framework or credulity, something that had been consigned, fact and figure, to the pages of imaginative literature. Vampires were passé… or were they?

Biotypes for Basic Personality Dimensions?

Personality traits are elaborations of what once were relatively simple reflexive mechanisms. “The Twilight Zone” between Genotype and Social Phenotype The nineteenth-century “science” of phrenology proposed that each personality trait had a particular locus in the brain that shaped the skull above it. Today, we view this kind of brain localization as fallacious. But inContinue reading “Biotypes for Basic Personality Dimensions?”