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Book Review: “The Rise of Io” by Wesley Chu is Great Fun

It’s hit or miss picking books off a list of new releases. Sometimes you are just betting solely on whose PR person writes the better blurbs. With Wesley Chu’s “The Rise of Io”, however, the PR set the hook and Chu reeled me in. Continue reading Book Review: “The Rise of Io” by Wesley Chu is Great Fun

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Books: It’s April – Shower Yourself With These Great Sci Fi and Fantasy Books

A few months ago (October 2016) I wrote my first “Hey check out these new releases” book post for The Geekiverse. As I continue to explore how to make this a useful article for you, (and me, as I love to read and I find things to order) I am developing my style for this piece. There are 30-40 new releases per month, and going forward, I am going to narrow it down to 7-10 of what I think are the sure bets, listed alphabetically by the title, also in order of release date. Here’s my list for April.  Continue reading Books: It’s April – Shower Yourself With These Great Sci Fi and Fantasy Books

When Reality TV Means Hunting For Real Treasure Grumpy Is In

There’s a lot of different stuff that falls under the “Reality TV” umbrella. Most of it is anything but real – The Bachelor, Survivor, Real Housewives – patooey. This season, I fell into The Curse of Oak Island, and if the curse was that I would be hooked, I got the curse. Continue reading When Reality TV Means Hunting For Real Treasure Grumpy Is In

Klingon Bloodwine: A Drink For Every Occasion

I am a fan of new experiences…well, most times. This summer I traveled to the land of Harry Potter and I got to eat Haggis. That was a little scary, but I washed it down with pint of actual Guinness, so there was that. In the past couple days, I had the new experience of having my first taste of Klingon Bloodwine.

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ICYMI : Last Week At The Geekiverse

Holy crap we had a great week last week over at Geekiverse International HQ. We say international because we can see Canada from here. So many good stories, welcomed some new Geeks, pulled the stops out on Geek Madness , wrestler Dan Joseph stopped by and Grumpy tasted some Klingon Bloodwine. True story. Here’s a run down of the highlights…

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Another Firefly Return??? Serenity Now.

I was late to the Firefly party. It wasn’t hard to be. In actual party terms, Firefly was over before the pizza guy got there, with only 14 total episodes gracing the FOX airways back in 2003. I came across it in like, 2014. The fat lady had sung.  Continue reading Another Firefly Return??? Serenity Now.

Book Review: Eliot Peper’s “Cumulus” Paints Dystopia Probable

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I’m a child of the 1970’s and, growing up, I most definitely remember my dad wandering around saying “1984 is coming.” The funny thing, living in 2017, I cannot think of what government surveillance thing would have happened in the 70’s to invoke that response from my dad. Eliot Peper’s novel Cumulus, drops us into the other side of that full surveillance society that my dad was concerned about – the corporate surveillance state.

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