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
Exogene by T.C. McCarthy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reading T.C.’s Subterrene War Trilogy has been an interesting and memorable experience. The first book, Germline, blew me out of the water (my five star review). I’ve never read a book like that, and loved the personal connection I had to the main character’s journey. I loved that story and T.C.’s in-your-face-war style so much that I couldn’t enjoy any other books because they weren’t the next book in his series.
(By the way, I talked with T.C. over at the SF Signal podcast #140, about his journey to publication and development of this series, so please go have a listen.) 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