Zero-G: Green Space (Pre-Release Review)

Posted: May 26, 2017 by James R. Brown in Pre-Release, Space Horrors

51WgbXghyQL._SY346_First and foremost, I would like to apologize to everyone for my absence. Mainly, I’ve been busy collecting books to write about, and one fell into my lap, quite on accident. I’ll just set up the scene and go ahead and thank the folks at NetGalley for setting everything up in one neat swoop. I wasn’t expecting this particular book to fall into my lap that I’m writing about on the site. Nor, was I expecting to have this book fall into the RTA criterion. This was going to be a book review posted over at Roulette Productions, honestly.

So, when I do a book review for this site, I do try to stick within the theme that Joy put in. And that theme is usually: Zombies, apocalyptic events, post-apocalyptic events, artificial disasters. Anything that fits into the “apocalypse” theme we run with here, and when I received the rights to view this pre-production copy of William Shatner’s Zero-G: Green Space… I went into the book thinking this would be a review of a regular science fiction book. However, our dear Captain had something else in mind with this book. Something on the brink of an apocalypse, that is.

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Just a short post to tell anyone who’s visiting here… I’m working on redoing the site, since it’s been up in it’s form for about 2 years. Give me time to argue with Joy on what we want it to look like overall. And we’ll also keep reviewing, as usual.

— James.

Aside  —  Posted: March 30, 2017 by James R. Brown in Site Updates

Once More into the Metro…

Posted: March 29, 2017 by James R. Brown in Post-Apocalyptic

51L5P2BO5zL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_Hi everybody, it’s James again. To give an update, the lovely Joy is back to researching material again. So, she’ll be back ASAP with a review. If I can guess correctly, I think she may be covering Cadaver Dogs. The name sounds right, but I’ve been wrong before.

As far as I go, this is another book review in the Metro Universe. I told you folks that I would cover the main trilogy. And cover I shall. So, here goes nothing.

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A Trip Down the Metro…

Posted: March 23, 2017 by James R. Brown in Post-Apocalyptic

41EfpJ4sZnL._AC_UL320_SR214,320_So, fair readers. We welcome you back to some life at the one place we review the Apocalypse. I’ll give the boring details. Joy has had some life issues. I’ve had job issues. Regardless of the issues we’ve had, we’re back!

As you can see by the title, we’re going to take a trip down the Moscow Metro. In our minds, that is. And it’s a very dark trip down the Metro. So, let’s set the scene for this book, shall we? Metro 2033 was written by Dmitry Glukhovsky. It was started as a bit of an online experiment in 2002, and the book was originally for free. Well, if you understood Russian Cyrillic, that is.

However, let’s not go into those semantics. It took a video game from 4A Studios in the Ukraine to get an official copy in English. Which, on a side note, is very good. Albeit, the game is graphics heavy. The video game helped out, tremendously. But, there are going to be fundamental differences. And for all intents and purposes, this is a book review site.

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Beautiful. By Sarah Dawson Powell.

Posted: December 10, 2015 by Joy Dawson in Our Families and Friends

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Usually I open my reviews with words from the book itself, but this month I’m going to do something a little different.  You see something there in the author name.  We share a name, we also shared a childhood, and parents.  In fact Sarah Dawson Powell is my eldest sibling and my only sister.   That being said, have me and her always gotten along?  Hell no!  We are two very different people, she was a girly girl and a princess always cared about what she looked like, and what people thought of her.  I was a tomboy who got down in the dirt.  We fought, we yelled, we even got in knock you down, drag it out fights over some of the stupidest shit you could ever imagine.    But, even through all that, even when we didn’t agree on what our bedroom should look like, and even with five years in age between me and her.

We always had each other’s backs, she defended me against tormentors and I was there for her when she needed someone who wasn’t our mom to talk to.  Were we best friends no, and even now as adults I know we don’t always agree with things we each other do.  But, since day one 4 years ago, when she came to me and told me she was writing a book, I was excited for her, I wanted to know everything she was willing to tell me.  And then some.  I was one of her earliest test readers, and was introduced to Sadie all those years ago.  And here I am now, proud to say my sister is now a published writer, and now here I am writing a review for a book that’s been in the works for 4 years.  Congratulations Sarah, you got there before me, and I am so so very proud of you for doing so.  I love you, and I can’t wait to see what you bring us next.

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