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#SciFi Worth Reading: The Kaiju Preservation Society #BookReview

best selling science fiction from John ScalziThe Kaiju Preservation Society by best-selling science fiction author John Scalzi brightened my days while I was reading it. Several times, it made me laugh out loud. The premise is quite original as to where and how Kaiju live. There’s lots of action, and the references to life-changing moments because of COVID made it relatable and real.

In his postscript, Scalzi says this novel is the equivalent of a pop song, and it is. The plot is often predictable, but the originality of the world in which it takes place was fun.

As you know, I love my monster/giant reptile stories, so I couldn’t resist reading this one. If you’re looking for something light and fun and with a few laughs, The Kaiju Preservation Society will fill that void. And, where do I apply? I want to work there.

When COVID-19 sweeps through New York City, Jamie Gray is stuck as a dead-end driver for food delivery apps. That is, until Jamie makes a delivery to an old acquaintance, Tom, who works at what he calls “an animal rights organization.” Tom’s team needs a last-minute grunt to handle things on their next field visit. Jamie, eager to do anything, immediately signs on.

What Tom doesn’t tell Jamie is that the animals his team cares for are not here on Earth. Not our Earth, at least. In an alternate dimension, massive dinosaur-like creatures named Kaiju roam a warm, human-free world. They’re the universe’s largest and most dangerous panda and they’re in trouble.

It’s not just the Kaiju Preservation Society who have found their way to the alternate world. Others have, too. And their carelessness could cause millions back on our Earth to die.

 

 

October is for Monsters! All Rifters #ebooks and #audiobooks on Sale! #steampunk #fantasy

 

To celebrate the month monsters love best, all Rifters audiobooks and ebooks are on sale!

popular steampunk fantasy sale

The audiobooks for the popular steampunk fantasy, The Rifters, are now complete. To celebrate, there’s a sale! The bundle is at a reduced price, and then you get another $1 off at checkout! If you prefer one or less than the bundle, a $1 will be taken off of any Rifters audiobook purchase at checkout. The ebooks are also on sale! 25% taken off at checkout! Enjoy the month of spooks with some spooks!

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Lake Placid: #scifi #MovieReview

At a lake in Maine, roams a creature with a huge appetite and an enormous bite! I love my creature movies, and Lake Placid didn’t disappoint. I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before.

Don’t expect any major character arcs or drama besides the mega crocodile eating people. Betty White’s character offers a few chuckles. I think they missed an opportunity not making her part bigger.

Pieces of this movie really don’t make sense. But I don’t require that as long as it’s fun. It’s not scary and, there could have been a lot more crocodile.  It could have eaten more people. However, it wasn’t boring, and it left the door wide open for the ensuing sequels.

Because there was a human-munching creature and a mention of dinosaurs, and because it didn’t bore me, I give Lake Placid a 1 beer rating. One is enough to have a fun time, especially if you don’t set your expectations too high. It’s a creature movie. It’s going to eat people.  If you like that, you’ll be happy.

 

 

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The Summer Solstice is Coming, and Soon There will be Monsters! Rifters Sale! #fantasy #steampunk #fantasybooks

Every year on the summer solstice, the rift opens. Celebrating the coming season of monsters with a monstrous Rifters sale! Get all four books for the price of one! A Not of this Earth Bookshop special!

Rifters Series

A monstrous secret hides in the backwoods of a remote western town—a portal connecting our world to forty-two other universes. The visitors—most would call them terrifying—often have devastating effects. Their destruction hasn’t been intentional… until lately. The usual band of protectors, The Rifters, defend us with daring and weapons built from coils, gears, and crystals, which is no longer enough. Earth’s survival depends on an outlaw from 1888 and a librarian with a knack for ghosts.