WONDER IS A blasting cap. It is an emotion that goes off with a bang, shattering settled beliefs, rattling the architecture of the mind, and clearing space for new ideas, new possibilities. Wonder is often thought of as a peaceful emotion, a sense of resounding inner quiet. Of course we would associate it with silence. The world always assumes an eerie hush after an explosion.
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”
I really loved Sleeping Giants and Walking Gods from the Themis Files trilogy by Sylvain Neuvel. Sylvain Neuvel was asked during an interview where his ideas of mecha robots came from and he mentioned it originated from a series of questions his son started asking when he was offered a robot as a toy. What kind ofContinue reading “Only Human (Themis Files #3) 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 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)”