Chimera by T.C. McCarthy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I finished this book a few months ago, but have been sitting on this review because I have such mixed feelings about it. I settled on 4 stars because it is written just as well as the other books in the series, but where this one fell short for me was in the likability of the main character.
Stan Resnick is a Special Forces operative in a war that has brought Big Brother out into the open across the world as nations fight tooth and nail for the last natural resources and best military technology. After his wife gives him one of the rawest of deals, all he has left is his job as a mercenary out in the jungle, where Big Brother can’t watch his every move. His best friend is the A.I. in his specially designed suit and the guy he has to work with is a product of Big Brother. Continue reading
I stayed up well past my bedtime last night trying to figure out how best to purchase I, Zombie by Hugh Howey before he stops offering the chance to get it signed in “blood.” Click (here) to get yours with red ink splattered on the cover page and Hugh’s signature in red ink as well.
Here’s a video of how Hugh is signing these books: Continue reading
Today, SF Signal posted a guest interview where I talked to T.C. McCarthy about his awesome Subterrene War series. SF Signal #140: Timothy C. Ward Interviews T.C. McCarthy is now live.
As you may know, I love podcasting. Hearing how-to advice from pros and their success stories has been like having my own life coach. T.C. has a very inspiring success story that started with a professor laughing in his face because he turned in a Sci-Fi story, and has led so far to being a Compton Crook Award winner for his debut novel, Germline, and signing a three book deal with Orbit Books. Continue reading