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Cover for Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 (DVD)

Denis Villeneuve
5
Rated by
Zachary C
Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

REPLICANTS ARE BIOENGINEERED HUMANS. DESIGNED BY TYRELL CORPORATION FOR USE OFF-WORLD. THEIR ENHANCED STRENGTH MADE THEM IDEAL SLAVE LABOR

THEY ARE HUNTED DOWN AND 'RETIRED'

THOSE THAT HUNT THEM STILL GO BY THE NAME

BLADE RUNNER

When We Wake

Karen Healey
5
Thursday, May 26, 2016

When Tegan decides to donate her body to science, she never expected to wake up 100 years later locked in a top-secret facility with no idea how she got there, or what happened on the day that was supposed to be the best of her life. The future isn’t at all what she had hoped, and when she learns the terrible secrets of the government that saved her, she must decide whether to keep her head down and try to survive, or fight for what she knows is right.

I have a few minor criticisms. The emotional freight of some of the interactions between Tegan and her friends on occasion comes...

a body, dressed in regular clothes, floating through space with the title "Six Wakes" intertwined with its limbs

Six Wakes

Mur Lafferty
4
Rated by
Courtney S
Thursday, Apr 27, 2017

Somewhere far away from earth, six crew members wake aboard a spaceship bound for a new colony. As clones, the crew members are accustomed to waking up in new bodies, usually with their memories intact. This time, though, decades of memories are missing. And worse, someone has murdered the old bodies of the crew members. Without any record of what happened and why, the crew must fight to solve a murder in which they are all prime suspects, even to themselves.

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Ender's Game

Orson Scott Card
3
Monday, Apr 24, 2017

In this futuristic novel, young Andrew Wiggin is singled out from a young age as different. He is a child of great ability; those in charge, as well as jealous peers, notice. Because of this, he is ostracized and targeted -- this hardens young Ender and prepares him for battle in Battle School. Here, he is forced to prove himself against all odds.

Overall, the book was a fast-paced, interesting read. It kept me engaged and was fun and easy to follow, but also had plenty of plot twists.

I believe that lovers of sci-fi, of all ages, would enjoy this book, though perhaps it...

A spiraled clockface floats in front of a golden apple against a hazy blue background

The Bone Clocks

David Mitchell
4
Rated by
Hope H.
Friday, Nov 20, 2015

Audiobooks are my preferred method of distraction during my daily commute, and while The Bone Clocks didn't grab me immediately, eventually its clever interlinking story arcs lured my mind away from the surrounding river of taillights and exhaust.* Like Mitchell's

Ex Machina (DVD)

Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander.
4
Rated by
Debbie F.
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015

Ex Machina poses the question: "What makes us human?" Caleb, a young computer genius, is told he has won a week long stay at the house of Nathan, the CEO of the world's most popular search engine. Nathan has built a humanoid robot named Ava with Artificial Intelligence. He wants Caleb to administer the Turing Test to Ava, a test designed to measure artificial intelligence and its ability to persuade a human to believe it is real.

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Obsession in Death

J. D. Robb
4
Rated by
Traci M.
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Obsession in Death is the 40th book in the In Death series by J. D. Robb, a.k.a Nora Roberts. When Naked in Death was first released in 1995, I bought it but I didn't read it. I also picked up the next four or five in the series, but I didn't read them either.

Her

Spike Jonze
4
Rated by
Robin D.
Monday, Sep 8, 2014

This 2014 Academy Award Winning movie for Best Original Screenplay written and directed by Spike Jonze is your typical boy meets girl, boy falls in love, girl is an advanced computer operating system....wait, what? Actually, Her is anything but a typical love story. It is instead a very interesting exploration of the increasing role that technology plays in our everyday lives and where that might take human relationships in the future.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013

Calculated in Death is J.D. Robb’s 36th addition to her popular In Death series. In a Manhattan stairwell, a woman is found murdered. It could be a case of mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas has her doubts. So begins another trip through New York high finance, high society and murder. While not the most mysterious of mysteries, it is an enjoyable tale.

Friday, Feb 11, 2011