Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

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This is a futuristic story about robots that were designed to fight our wars.  Unfortunately, they become self-aware and turn on humanity.

Twenty years later, the robots have created cities that they control.  Humans are forced to work for the robots in exchange for a guarantee of peace and prosperity.  Eventually, a group of “Freemen” decide to put an end to the robot domination and expose their lies to the rest of the humans.

The author writes with a descriptive style.  In the beginning, it seemed a bit cumbersome to get through the descriptions.  After a while, the story really picks up and the character dialog increases.  It’s an interesting story and I enjoyed reading it.

Apocalyptic Stories

I enjoy books and movies with apocalyptic themes.  The cause may vary from zombies, to alien invasion, to a plague, or even a nuclear war; however, the stories tend to share certain characteristics.

The characters are ordinary people accomplishing great things in order to survive.  They display courage and determination in the face of dire circumstances.  They overcome great odds and attempt to build a better world.

That’s why I love apocalyptic stories.

Sci-Fi Fan Part-Time

I am not a Sci-Fi fanatic, but I do enjoy the genre.  I guess I am more of a part-time Sci-Fi fan.  Anyway, I like Sci-Fi films and books for three main reasons.

  • It makes me feel as if the future is full of unlimited potential.
  • The scenarios are creative and complex.
  • The characters overcome extreme obstacles to defeat evil in whatever form it may take.

If you are a Sci-Fi fan or fanatic, let me know why it appeals to you.  I’m curious.

 

After the Cure – Book Review

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The book After the Cure has a unique perspective on the zombie genre.  The story begins with a cure for the zombie plague and the rebuilding of society.

There are two main characters (one was cured from the virus that caused the plague and one survived due to an immunity to the virus).  They struggle to deal with their actions during the plague years and attempt to find those responsible for the virus, so they can be held accountable for the destruction they caused.

I really enjoyed the book.  I give it an A-

Affliction Z – Book Review

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Affliction Z is about a team of Navy Seals sent to Nigeria on a rescue mission.  They enter an underground laboratory that was conducting research on biological warfare and attempt to locate survivors.  However, they encounter hoards of people that are infected with the Z virus.  The virus causes the afflicted to be extremely aggressive and impervious to pain.

This book is interesting and I like that the author provides a reasonable explanation for the beginning of the zombie apocalypse.

The story changes perspectives rather frequently, so you have to pay attention or you will end up lost and confused.

I give the book a B+

30 Minute Plan – A Book Review

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This book is a part of the zombie genre (of which I am a huge fan).  In the story there are several different types of zombies, since they have the ability to mutate and evolve.  The main character is fighting for his own survival when he becomes infected and ends up being a leader in a pack of zombies.

The first few chapters of the book was awful.  I felt bored and confused, but I decided to go ahead and read the entire thing.  I am glad I stuck with it, because it got a lot better.  I started to relate with the main character and was able to really get into the story.

All and in all, I would recommend the book.  I give it a B-