A female voice, throaty and soulful and subdued, wafts out of the distance. The words are muffled . . . growing clearer . . . it’s a song, a forlorn one . . . But where am I? It’s dark, but I’m lying supine on cushioned surfaces. I imagine being on a bed that’s lost … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Four – Paladin Gains Wings
“My fucking pad itches.” My eyebrows automatically scrunch together at Penelope reaching under the table, seemingly adjusting something in her pants. She screws up her face, and then her hand comes back up, hovers over her dwindling band of white pieces on the hexagonal ninety-one-cell reglintel board. Her narrowed gray eyes search for a weakness … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Three – The Thistles
CHAPTER TWO: THE BEST WE CAN DO For years I’ve had this dream where I’m in a meadow, having just picked some berries near the river. I amble down a mossy path with grawtrees standing tall on either side, shafts of gold light filtering through the apple-laden branches arcing protectively overhead. The peaty-smelling air whispers … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter Two – The Best We Can Do
Hey readers, Some time ago, I posted chapters for Project Super Nex, a sci-fi YA story about the alternate dimension of Cosmotic. In this world, Rad-Bio Laboratory has bioengineered the Super Nex virus to create an army of super-soldiers for the government of SPACE Union so they can win the war against the tyrannical Gargant … Continue reading Project Super Nex – Chapter One – The Demonstration (revision)
Six years have passed since 2013, which was when Marie Lu (Warcross, The Young Elites) wrapped up her YA dystopian Legend novel series by publishing the third—and what was intended to be the final—entry, Champion. Just recently, however, on October 1st, she released the fourth book, Rebel—a moving story that digs deep into the heart and … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Rebel: A Legend Novel
Matched has a natural ability to weave the gripping twists of a mystery and the genuine emotions of a romance into one plot, giving it a creative edge over typical YA dystopian sci-fi books. Sometime in the far future, people live in a utopian world of tranquility watched over by the Society. The defining feature of … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Matched
This is an enthralling entry with a focus on character development for a traumatized gen:LOCK recruit, the gen:LOCK process itself, and a battle with an increasingly enigmatic Union mech.
This is the best episode so far, packing in everything that I wanted to see with the enthralling team dynamic, a focus on Valentina's gender-fluidity, and mecha action that starts out entertaining before it takes a sharp left turn into suspense.
Sidney lumbered up a road to another city square before she staggered to her knees. In turn Wyatt slumped out of her arms and thumped onto the plinth of a soldier statue. "Comrades!" Corbin exclaimed from down the road, running ahead of the others. "What's hampering the two of you?" They slowed down within ten … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Three, “Fuchsia Light” – 2nd revision
The dust covered Arcaipolis in a dense sheet, shadowing the structures that the explosion had blown apart. The particles began to swirl through the city and pellet the Grimhet carcasses and the remnants of buildings, statuary, and roads. Some were pitted fiercely enough that they crumbled apart even further and were blown off the ground. … Continue reading Project Super Nex, Chapter Twenty-Four: Quentin’s Wishes