CoffeeShop Blues: 2015 Traveler's Edition - Page 149

Jeremy Frost "Monsters All the Way Down" By: Ryan Mcswain Pithos Publishing. 2014. I have to admit this wasn't the book I had expected... Which is always a delight. It had the feel of conspiracy theories and spy novels to start, and then grew into something else. While there was a slight matter of... what I call the "hokey factor" which occurs with some science fiction books. This said, I think the author did a good job in how it played out. The action was good, the bad guys weren't just all bad... and the author set about to create a world that had depth. "Exo" By: Stephen Gould A Tor Book. 2014. This is a book by the author of Jumper. What I like best about this book is that the author's characters continue to grow and attempt to explore their abilities, looking for new ways to push past the boundaries set by those who came before them, and their own limits. I like that. I like when people explore and test the boundaries of their environment in fiction, almost as much as I do in real life. It is the kind of thing I do when day dreaming, and that is another reason I think it makes for great fiction. It is the kind of narrative you yourself might do, if you discovered you had the power to teleport. While I do think there was less action than I might have liked... The author did make up for it by taking us through a brainstorming session on how he would explore this ability. 149