Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Space Opera / Steampunk / Western / Romance! WHAT?

To begin with, It is in the SF collection
I do not shy away from any of the genera
Romance may be a trail less traveled
But I still walk the trail
A. S. Byatt's, Possession: a Romance comes to mind
Winner of the Mann Booker Award (1990)
And rightly so
The Hunter by Theresa Meyers is a riot
The Legend Chronicles, book #1
No heavy lifting here, but
Great Pacing, Action, Gadgetry, Magic and Romance
This Cowboy Shoot'mUp blends all, seamlessly
The romance smolders, and smolders,and smolders
 Book #2, The Slayer, will arrive in April
I will read it. I look forward to reading it

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I went for a space opera
You will never guess what I ended up with
Space Opera / ROMANCE
Darkscape:Redemption by R. Garland Gray
It may start with a smolder
Not long into the story the flames burn brightly
None the less, an enjoyable escape
Clans rule and sociopolitical machination abound
The protagonist is gene warped
It was short, quick and sassy
I will probably sneak back and read book 1
Darkscape: The Rebel Lord
But, I'm a guy, Its Romance, I'm not telling
Then again maybe I will
AHHHH! Was that a Judy Blume reference?

So Romance? Music?
Sade, Soldier of Love
Nice sound

Monday, February 13, 2012

Time Out Of Mind Or Something

Ryan Boudinot has trashed my brain
Blueprints of the Afterlife shredded me
A not too distant
But distant none the less, Future
Characters appealing, appalling
Characters utterly disgusting
Characters endearing and entertaining
You need to strap yourself down at the start
It's not an inner ear problem
Makes complete sense once your attuned
Scary thought there
I'll not spoil this delight
Trying to describe it would be foolish

Music to ground you when you return
Guy Clark, Songs and Stories

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Everything 80's And Tense Dangerous Gaming

Ernest Cline is known or not known
For his screenplay of the movie Fanboy
I did not know this and do not care
Ready Player One I care about
This Blitzkrieg romp through the 80's
Music and All Things Geeky is a screamer
Had no idea I knew so much trivia
But then again I was alive and it was the 80s
This near future landscape is frightening
The trailer park burbscape with
Trailers and RVs stacked high
Just too frighteningly possible
The pages blister your fingers as they turn
The action is non stop
Most of the action is in the "virtual" world
But tense and high stakes none the less
The protagonists is absolutely my kind of guy
Young, Socially Naive and Very Bright
What's the story
The designer of the OASIS
The virtual world most people
Spend most of their time in, dies
Who ever figures out his game gets it all
Individuals, groups and evil corporations
One and all are vying for the prize
Mega Bucks and Mega Control of OASIS

Apropos of our times
Ry Cooder's newest
A bopping commentary on our times
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down