Thought I’d take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to discuss something else I enjoy besides writing and reading. This past weekend, Steam, a digital gaming platform and community, had their annual Summer Sale. They do big sales like these twice per year (the other being their Winter Sale) in which popular game titles, from big names to indi-produced, go on sale, sometimes for under 5$. I picked up four games this time around, spending 25$ of my royalties on over 100$ worth of games. Three of them are in the sci-fi genre, so I thought I’d give three reviews in case you’re interested in something new to play.
The Circuit: Executor Rising
By: Rhett C. Bruno
Sub-Genres: Solar System Colonies / Dead Earth / Political / AI / War & Rebellion – Stars, this book has it all.
Rating: 5 Stars
The Circuit, I believe, has a little bit of something for every science fiction reader. Although there are a few hiccups, mostly with over-description, I could find no true negatives while reading this book. It offers “massive world building done right”, an exploration of human nature, the development of artificial life, politics, social conflicts and a fully fleshed-out, believable future. The characters within The Circuit are unique and three dimensional, and most have no black or white lines drawn – offering instead a gray concept of justice and injustice that all depends on how you, the reader, relate to the characters and their motivations.
For the author’s ability to allow the reader choice when it comes to deciding who is right or wrong, although I dare say that is a highly blurred line in this book, I give The Circuit five stars.
Good morning! Taking a break from reviews to share this most awesome bit of news. UNICEF has partnered with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to raise funds with hilarious results.
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