Archives for May 2015
Season 3, Episode 6:
★★★★ out of ★★★★★
“I’ve never twinned a Luxan before.”
“We’re going to make babies.”
And here we have one of my favorite episodes from the third season. My admiration for it comes from both the horror of the episode itself, and for what it sets up for the future. [Read more…]
Are you in the Seattle area? (Or even somewhere else with a burning desire to fly out to Seattle because what the heck why not and life is short?) Want to listen to me read from A Memory in the Black? Want to eat free cookies?? Then hold on to your butts, because May 28th just may be your lucky day…
Like I said, I’ll be reading from A Memory in the Black, the second novel in my sci-fi/cyberpunk series, in honor of its recent Booktrope re-release. Joining me will be fellow author (and recent Guest Geek) Camela Thompson, who will give you a taste of her supernatural thriller Blood, Spirit, & Bone, the latest novel in The Hunted series. And do you see that Space Needle made of bone tucked away on the cover of her first book there? It’s set in Seattle!
May 28th, 7pm, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, just north of Seattle.
Click here for the Facebook event page.
We hope to see you there!
(Did I mention free cookies?)
As those of you who’ve subscribed to my website mailing list already know, last week saw the first Geek Notes Giveaway contest. Only subscribers to the mailing list were eligible to enter, and I’m pleased to say that the winners were chosen last weekend. Congratulations to Mike and Joseph (winners of an e-copy of J.M. Guillen’s Rationality Zero), Linda and Herb (winners of an e-copy of Kenneth G. Bennett’s Exodus 2022), and Mary (winner of an autographed paperback of Exodus 2022)!
And yes, they have last names, but I mean it when I say that information given when subscribing to the list is not given out. In fact, some of them I don’t even know last names for myself…
Of course, since this was giveaway #1, that must mean that there will be a giveaway #2! (‘Cause I’m logical like that. I mean, ya know, sometimes.) Want to be eligible for the next giveaway? Be sure to sign up for the Geek Notes newsletter mailing list. You’ll even get a free copy of Mythed Connections right off the bat!
Thanks to everyone who entered! Watch for the newsletter for word of the next giveaway…
Percy gets left out of a quest, interrupts his mom’s date and to where she encourages him to go anyway so she can make time with some Paul guy (go Percy’s Mom!), and falls asleep watching the ominous dream channel. Also, the hippocampi need help with something. All this and more on the seventh chapter of Michael Reads Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse, a.k.a….
Everybody Hates Me but the Horse
Season 3, Episode 5:
***1/2 out of *****
“Sub-officer Dacon. You are a soldier. A brave hero.”
“No. Heroes always get killed. I’ll be fine.”
Well, Zhaan’s dead, and things just keep getting worse and worse. At least, that’s the general theme of this episode. It’s cruel, and painful, and filled with the message that no matter what you try to do, you’re just going to screw it up. In a way, this episode is an embodiment of the anguished mental state that comes on the heels of tragedy. [Read more…]