All Against All by Nathan Allen

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In the future, the ultra-rich control everything.  They sponsor the police department and the government.

For entertainment, the ultra-rich enjoy gambling.  They developed a lottery by sending invites to a group of people.  Those invited have the option to decline or to play.  The last player alive will win several million dollars.

As you can image, some of the lottery players start to murder other players and the police department refuses to investigate.

The story is interesting and wild at times.  The hero’s actions in the end, will make you want to jump up and cheer.  This is a wonderful book and I recommend it.

The Aliomenti Saga by Alex Albrinck

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I just finished reading The Aliomenti Saga and it was excellent.

The Aliomenti is an organization with advanced technology and abilities.  Their goal is to control the world, keep regular humans subservient, and to live a life of luxury.

However, some of the members disagree with those principles and start a splinter group called the Alliance.  Their goal is to reform the original organization and help all of human kind reach their full potential.  Unfortunately, the group members are viewed as traitors and are in danger of being executed by the Aliomenti.

The story is full of interesting twist and turns.  The characters are well developed and complex.  The ending was a pleasant surprise that kept me contemplating the whole thing for several days.

I truly enjoyed reading this series and I recommend it.

Alien Hunters by Daniel Arenson

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The book series, Alien Hunters, is a futuristic science-fiction story.

Earth is about to be conquered by an evil alien race that has already destroyed numerous planets.  The only hope for our planet is a magical alien.  However, that magical alien is being hunted and must be rescued.

Two brothers from Earth go on a quest to save the magical alien.  They encounter numinous obstacles and must risk their life on more than one occasion.

The plot is interesting, but some of the sciences and characters are to silly to feel realistic.  All in all, I would say the book series is fair.

Thoughts on Time Travel

If I could create a time travel device, I don’t think I would travel into the future.  I have no idea what I might find.  What if I end up in an apocalyptic wasteland ravaged by nuclear war?

Instead, I would travel back in time.  There are many historical events I would like to witness and experience.  I would like to see the founding fathers sign the Declaration of Independence.  I would like to experience Woodstock.  I would like to listen to Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address.  I would like to hear Martin Luther King deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech.  I would like to watch the Wright brothers take their first flight.

How about you?  Would you rather travel to the future or the past?

Abomination by E.E. Borton

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Borton’s book, Abomination was fun to read.  The story is about a group of Marines that volunteered to participate in gene therapy experiments.  The goal was to create warriors with enhanced strength, eyesight, and hearing.

Unfortunately, something went wrong in the lab and the Marines experienced physical changes that left them with an extreme desire to consume blood.

The scientific explanations didn’t make much sense, but it fit well within the story line.  The characters were interesting and well developed.  Also, there were numiouers twists within the story that kept me interested.

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.