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[Retrospective] – A Rewind Of: October 2016

Retrospective is a monthly post to rewind all of the happenings, thoughts, and discussions here at thoughts and afterthoughts. 

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A Rewind Of:
October 2016


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[Review] Boy Robot – Simon Curtis

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Book Title: Boy Robot (Trilogy?)
Author:     Simon Curtis
Number of pages:  432

Synopsis:

boy robot - simon curtis - book coverThere once was a boy who was made, not created.

In a single night, Isaak’s life changed forever.

His adoptive parents were killed, a mysterious girl saved him from a team of soldiers, and he learned of his own dark and destructive origin.

An origin he doesn’t want to believe, but one he cannot deny.

(re: Goodreads @ Boy Robot by Simon Curtis)


Should this book be picked up? the tl;dr review:

– Plot reads like a cat-and-mouse thriller; lots of running away and downtime for self-discovery, followed by more traveling
– Multi-POV through vignettes used to world build and give historical [robot] context
– Explosive action that drives the conflict-driven narrative
– Diverse and intersectional characters; although the lead protagonist was underwhelming in framework
– While there is romance, it does not take precedence to the plot

Initial Thoughts

Though I have heavily promo’d this book on Twitter (and in passing conversations with people about a killer vagina), I’m still going to critically assess this book as I would normally.

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of Boy Robot from Simon and Schuster Canada.


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[So, You Want To Be Human?] – Technology in Fiction: Just Button Mash Everything

“So, You Want To Be Human?” is the promotional event and blog tour in association with Simon and Schuster Canada.

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Table Topic:
Technology in Fiction:
“Just Button Mash Everything.”

Welcome back to Day 2 of Robot Week!

Today I am bringing you a discussion that looks at the usage of technology in the fictional world. This discussion will be modeled after my Think Aloud discussions.

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