On the planet of Netaia, Firebird Angelo comes from a royal family that rules the stratified civilization with a rigid tradition of honor and detailed religious code. As an extraneous heir, Firebird faces the obligation of suicide once her older sister delivers a second child. Meanwhile, her planet nation prepares for war against the nearby Federation of planets.
While easily melodramatic, this sci-fi culture is handled well, the characters are nuanced and compelling, and the book overall was one I enjoyed. Continue reading
With the clock counting down to the U.S. election, many are in a tizzy over who to vote for in November.
Not me. I’ve got my ticket – right down to what cabinet assignments I’d make. So, without further ado, here’s the presidential ticket we need to put America back on track: Continue reading
Intense Sci-Fi Adventure
Gordon Harding is supremely unlucky. After losing his parents, he discovers his health issues mean he has a life expectancy of five more years.
His one hope may be an experimental medical device, but before he can undergo treatment, he’s yanked into a dystopian world that challenges what he thought to be true.
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Identity crisis. Powers of the dead. Time-warping, mind-hopping fun.
Ghost Trick is a puzzle game developed by CapCom, and available for the Nintendo DS and iOS. With a smooth, touch-screen-oriented interface, challenging yet rewarding puzzles, and an enthralling storyline, it offers hours of rewarding entertainment. Continue reading
“Beneath a Steel Sky” is a science-fiction puzzle game created by Revolution Software and Virgin Interactive. On launching the game, a five-minute intro cinematic (played in a comic-book style) introduces us to our protagonist and the character whose persona we will be adopting: Robert Foster. Although I found the game absorbing and funny, I cannot offer a recommendation without certain caveats. I’ll cover those first, and move on to my take on the gameplay, before touching on the storyline. Continue reading