Saturday, December 5, 2015

Action Packed or Human Driven: Two Good Books

A few months ago I wrote about two sci-fi novellas, Relics and The Lucid. They each have a part 2 now. I have read both of them and both of them have improved in totally different ways. The Lucid is an action packed thriller. Relics is a moving portrayal of humanity. They are both great in so many different ways. They are definitely worth your time and money.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First things first, I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I like episode 2 better than episode 1. Of course you have to read episode 1 to understand what is going on and Episode 1 has merit of its own.

Episode 2 moves quickly. There is lots of action and you see the process of character development. Some sad things happen, but they are not drawn out to the point of tragedy. I really appreciate this. We see the major players revealing who they are and their part in the plot.

This is the part of the story where you really find out who they are and what is going on. I can't wait for the next one!


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly, I wanted to not like it. I wanted to be over the Sci-fi AI genre. But I just couldn't do that! That darn Nick Thacker has done it once again. He has drawn me into this futuristic world where humanity is pitted against Artificial Intelligence. The System is a background character, which lets you focus so much more on the people in the story. Rand, Diane, Ravi, Meyers, Solomon, and now the town of Relics and the camp of Unders! There are so many people connected in so many ways that we are just beginning to discover. This is not just a sci-fi AI story. This is a story about people, people who have made mistakes, people who are trying to make things better, people who are trying to recover who they are. These people are trying to connect and create relationships in spite of the System that is deconstructing and isolating the people. There is so much here to love.

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