I absolutely loved Project Hail Mary the latest novel by Andy Weir, author of The Martian. Humanity is on the brink of a mass extinction and only one crew member remains on a long shot mission to save Earth. But Dr. Grace is not your typical astronaut; instead he is a junior high school science teacher who wakes on the ship to find he is the lone survivor of the crew with no memory of who he is or why he is there. As his memory returns he begins to understand the scope of the puzzle he must solve and he learns the importance of friendship. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
Hilarious. Picture a superhero movie and now forget both the hero and the villain. Think of all the people working in the background. This is where you would find Anna, an office temp that happens to prefer working for supervillains. Just a cog working on spreadsheets until she is accidentally injured by a superhero. After running spreadsheets tracking the deaths and damage caused by the superheroes she realizes they need to be stopped. In today's world the fastest way to wreck someone's life is to weaponize data and with the resources granted her by her employer Anna is on a mission to dispense her own form of justice. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
A fun, snarky, cyberpunk heist set in the midst of the corporate greed of a future Korea. JD's day job is an online repo man and sometimes thief. Times are tough and he is convinced to take a large job to steal an unknown piece of tech that turns out to be a sentient AI; the type of theft that is quickly noticed and harshly dealt with. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
The beauty of Abercombie's work is all of the books are interlaced allowing flavor to be layered; a minor character in one book is the central figure in another. Now we have a new series introducing the next generation of characters. Two of my favorite - Savine dan Glokta, daughter the Arch Lector, and Rikke, Dogman's daughter. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker
A fun urban fantasy but with the twist of being "Nigerian God-Punk".
Pantheons of gods have fallen to earth. It's up to David Mogo to see if he can at least save Lagos. ~ Reviewed by Ben Parker