Category: Interesting Reads

  • Project Hail Mary

    Project Hail Mary

    Project Hail Mary is a new novel by Andy Weir, author of The Martian. It’s in keeping with his novels of problem solving and thought exercises. In it he’s created a cataclysmic disaster that may be the end of humans or their salvation depending on whether we can learn to control an out of control…

  • All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries

    All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries

    Our main character is charming bot who would rather watch soap operas than engage with his human companions. The story is action packed and entertaining. I’m looking forward to more installations. What I didn’t like (and neither did half of the internet) was the pricing model for a set of novellas. Still I liked it…

  • Noir

    Noir

    I think Christopher Moore started out to write a hard-boiled detective novel set in the late forties, but he’s Christopher Moore. And the end result is delightful, funny, full of creative turns of phrase and the weirdest blend of pop culture references and murder mysteries that I’ve ever come across. From the Roswell UFOs to…

  • Super Powereds

    Super Powereds

    Drew Hayes takes a look at a world where super heroes with amazing powers actually exists. What would training be like. Could anyone with powers be a super hero or would you need a certification program? What about super villains? There are four books in this series which started out as a web novel. Books…

  • Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

    Mary Roach is an entertaining author who makes the science of humans in war both fascinating and humorous. I thought I wouldn’t enjoy this as I didn’t really like the idea of delving into weapons technology, but this book is about the things that help people survive in difficult circumstances. It looks into how technology…

  • The Bobiverse

    The Bobiverse

    I’m pretty sure if you’d told me I’d like a book that starts with a guy dying, then waking up as a disembodied artificial intelligence I would have scoffed. Yet, these books are great! Funny, full of action, and lots of creative problem solving. There are three books in the series so far. They follow…