"If you ask 'Should we be in space?' you ask a nonsense question. We are in space."   -Frank Herbert

AUTHORITY, Book Review

By Susi Jensen | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

AUTHORITY, by Jeff Vandermeer, A Book Review Without Spoilers. First,  A Little Data About this Book Review I listened to the novel via Audible and felt it was difficult to follow and a little boring, this after loving the Audible version of ANNIHILATION. AUTHORITY is the second book in the Southern Reach Trilogy. ANNIHILATION being the…

THE EXPANSE Fans: Take Notice! You Can Stream (Free) All Three Seasons on Amazon Prime, Starting Friday

By Susi Jensen | February 6, 2019 | 1 Comment

In two days, Amazon Prime makes three seasons of THE EXPANSE available to members. This comes in advance of their release of season 4 and fans of the show, across the globe, are celebrating. This series almost came to a bitter and premature end. Firefly fans know exactly what I’m talking about. THE EXPANSE (based…

DESCENDER by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, A Review of Volume 6, THE MACHINE WAR

By Susi Jensen | January 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The 6th and final post of a 6-day reading fest. I’m excited to recommend this series…all 6 volumes. I would rate DESCENDER as PG-13. This comic series is pretty mild compared to some of the stuff your kids are exposed to. Parents might want to view volume 4 to get a sense (regarding the one sex…

DESCENDER by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, A Review of Volume 5, RISE OF THE ROBOTS

By Susi Jensen | January 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Six reviews in 6 days. Today marks the 5th day and review of volume 5 of DESCENDER. No spoilers for this volume, but beware of spoilers if you haven’t already read the first 4 volumes. You can see my first review of volume 1 here in case you stumbled upon this review as a first exposure to…

DESCENDER by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, A Review of Volume 4, ORBITAL MECHANICS

By Susi Jensen | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Day 4 and the 4th review. I’m tired as I write this because I had a full day and hosted 10 people at my house for a dinner party. They’re all gone now and the dishes are washed or are in the robot machine that cleans them (thank you, Kitchen Aid!) So, here it goes…The…

DESCENDER by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, A Review of Volume 3, SINGULARITIES

By Susi Jensen | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

YES. Read on, you won’t be disappointed! I continue this mad and highly pleasurable dash of reviewing 6 volumes in 6 days. Today is day 3, so I’m reviewing volume 3 of the DESCENDER series. No spoilers (unless you haven’t yet read volumes 1 and 2 yet…in which case there are tiny spoilers). I’m going…

DESCENDER by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, A Review of Volume 2, MACHINE MOON

By Susi Jensen | January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Yes! Read this second volume and you might want to order the rest of the series now because if you’re like me, you’re pretty much hooked. This review of volume 2 will have a few spoilers if you haven’t already read volume 1. MACHINE MOON did not disappoint. The stage is set and the…

DESCENDER by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen, A Review of Volume 1, TIN STARS

By Susi Jensen | January 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

If you’re looking for an epic scifi graphic novel and vibrant reading experience overall, the DESCENDER series is for you. I will be reviewing each volume, 6 in 6 days, without spoilers. Here’s the review of VOLUME 1: TIN STARS First, my pure recommendation…YES! You ought to read TIN STARS. Here’s why: The Story is…

KNOW THY ROBOT, Original Fiction

By Susi Jensen | January 21, 2019 | 4 Comments

Leti took up the feeder from its holder and squeezed a few drops of tea into her mouth. Coffee was not going to help, not when her stomach was already churning like Jupiter’s poles. Christian hovered at the viz, monitoring the debris field from which they had just emerged. “I believe we’re through the worst…

BIRD BOX: A Review with a Couple of Spoilers

By Susi Jensen | January 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Watch and Enjoy. BIRD BOX is an Entertaining Film as Long as you Know that These Images and Themes Have Been Seen Before BIRD BOX was produced by Netflix and released for public consumption on December, 21, 2018. According to Netflix data, 45 million people watched BIRD BOX in the week before Christmas. For those…

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