When I picked up Willful Machines, I was expecting it to be like a YA version of the movie Transcendence. Other than having consciousness uploaded to the internet and trying to take over the country, it’s nothing like that. It’s freaking adorable! Lee is the president’s son, but he tries to stay under the radar, especially after his suicide attempt made it into all of the tabloids. Then he meets Nico, and he starts coming out of his shell a bit. But then Charlotte, the first sentient robot (who uploaded herself to the internet), says she’s going to attack in three days, and Lee might be her target.
Tag: science fiction
At the Edge of the Universe was so weird. I knew it was going to be weird, and it was, and that is great! Ozzie is the only person who remembers his boyfriend, Tommy. One day Tommy was there, and the next he simply wasn’t. Even photographs and Ozzie’s journal entries are missing Tommy. Ozzie is determined to find him, even though no one believes that Tommy ever existed. On top of that, the universe is shrinking at an alarming rate. Will the world exist long enough for Ozzie to find him?
Warrior’s Woman was absolutely ridiculous and I loved it! Tedra works security, at least until her planet is taken over, and women are being taken as slaves. She has connections and she uses that to head off-planet and to find a planet of warriors to help her fight and take her planet back. However, her computer, Martha, has some other plans once Tedra lands and comes face to face with Challen, the biggest man she’s ever seen.
The Girl From Everywhere was so much fun! Nix, her father, and their crew sail all over the world. And all over time. Her father is desperate to find the map that will take him to Hawaii in 1968 so he can save Nix’s mother from dying. Nix should be on board for this, but since her mother died after her birth, what does that mean for her future? Will she cease to exist, will there be two of her? All Nix knows is that she’s sick of her father using her for her knowledge of maps. She wants to travel on her own, but how can she abandon her father?
Encounter was pretty fun, but it ended right when the action was starting! Josh and Ricky are best friends and run a website with a couple of other friends. Their site focuses on debunking the myth of crop circles, by creating their own on local farms and documenting the process. In order to up their game, Josh begins filming them as they create the crop circles, since photos are easily faked. They’ve also gained the attention of an intern who’s studying crop circles and why people are so ready to believe it’s aliens. But when they finish their most elaborate design yet, something strange happens.
Quanta Rewind is another fast, fun, and exciting addition to this series! Quanta, Altair, and the other Shadow Ravens are bunkered up and trying to figure out their next move. They need to rescue their friends, which includes Tair’s sister, but Quanta is having trouble seeing a future where that happens and they all survive. But time is running out, so Quanta and Company need to pull a plan together fast. Of course, this means trying out different things, learning along the way, and Quanta rewinding them when things go deadly wrong.
Ascension was quite the adventure! Alana dreams of working on a skyship. She’s stuck on land, doing repairs, but she wants to be up in the sky. Then someone comes looking for her sister, and Alana takes a chance. Instead of just telling them where Nova is, she stows away on their ship, and then tries to bargain for a job. It doesn’t quite go according to plan, but Alana’s on the ship and they’re on their way to pick up her sister. At least until a planet blows up and the missile was apparently shot from their own ship, marking them as terrorists.