Percy wastes no time causing another disaster, but that’s okay, because without that, we wouldn’t have the first installment of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Battle of the Labyrinth! It begins with…
Archives for September 2015
Artificial Intelligence is slowly becoming a reality. Perhaps the Singularity is even next week. Sci-fi is filled with artificial intelligences that were born evil, turned evil, or had evil thrust upon them. A Memory in the Black, the second book in my sci-fi/cyberpunk series, introduces the A.I. known as Suuthrien. Whether or not Suuthrien is truly evil is just something you’ll have to wait and see about in A Dragon at the Gate, but the wonderful geeks Camela and Z.D. over at the Shadows of the Sound podcast invited me, along with another entity known only as Archangel, to discuss the concept of evil A.I., and things like what sort of loopholes can you find when determining what causes “harm” to us human-type meatbags.
So head on over to Shadows on the Sound and have a listen, before the metal ones come for you…
I kind of missed an opportunity here in that it’s only been a couple of weeks since the last Guest Geek post. Given today’s topic, if I’d waited a few months, I could have said that this feature is rising from the dead, which would fit in perfectly with guest Cain S. Latrani’s topic.
But that would’ve meant making you all wait far too long to read this awesome post. So why make you wait any longer? Read on, but hold onto your brains…
Fantastic Zombies And Where To Find Them
So at last I bid a fond farewell to The Titan’s Curse. Though this one also took me the longest to blog my way through, that’s nothing to do with my enjoyment of it. In fact, this is my favorite of the series so far. Things got complex, stakes got higher, and save for my dislike of the junkyard, I enjoyed everywhere the plot and characters went. I’m eager to see how book 4 measures up.
But first, let’s look over my flailing attempts at predicting the book before I cracked the cover!
So I’ll be the first to admit that my reading of The Titan’s Curse has gone really slowly—far slower than I’d have liked to have done for you all who have been with me on the journey. I feel bad about that, and the book itself is now piling on:
For a minute we stood there regarding the palace, the way we’d stood together in front of Westover Hall, what seemed like a million years ago.
Exciting news! Zeus Is Dead: A Monstrously Inconvenient Adventure, just won the bronze medal for General Fantasy in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards! (There was no category for Comedic Fantasy, or Fantasy With Greek Gods on TV and Exploding Venomous Kittens.)
You can check out the full contest results in all their glory (and see Zeus Is Dead among the group so you can check my story) on the Readers’ Favorite site here!
Haven’t experienced the comedic fantasy novel reviewers have called “a hilarious mythological tale of god-like proportions”? Pick it up today!
(What? I’ve got to shill at least a little here, don’t I?)