Amish Sci-Fi Brother, Frankenstein by Michael Bunker

I read the ARC of Brother, Frankenstein by Michael Bunker, and can highly recommend it. I really enjoyed Michael’s previous Amish Sci-Fi stories in Pennsylvania, and this one is another hit.

Brother, Frankenstein is perfect for anyone who loves sci-fi and techno-thrillers. The story brings in advanced tech, cyber geeks, explosions and sociopaths alongside a very endearing story of the Amish people, and an autistic 11 year old boy, and what it means to be human. I love the seemingly contrasting worlds of technology and the simple lifestyle of the Amish.

BookSized_Frank_Small-188x300I can’t wait to read the Apocalypse Weird stories and Wick by Michael Bunker as well!

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The Martian by Andy Weir

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The main character, Mark Watney is a modern day MacGyver on Mars. His upbeat and irreverent attitude partnered with his often detailed journaling of his adventures makes for an extremely entertaining story. I love all the details and explanations of how and why Mark did things. There are so many scenes that are my favorite, but I think Mark’s interaction with JPL command is hands down the best dialogue ever. Like on page 129 in the paperback edition where JPL command tries to remind Mark that the whole world is watching their interactions. His reaction is priceless. I think being stranded on Mars by oneself justifies his irreverent wisecracks. This is a must-read book!

By writingheatherlee Posted in Books

RECYCLING HUMANITY by Heather Lee Dyer

May the 4th be with you! What better day to release a YA Sci Fy book than on Star Wars Day?

Recycling Humanity is my first novel, and it is exciting to see it in print. It has taken me several years to get to this point, but it has been worth every lunch hour and weekend night spent on it. The second in the series, Starlight Max will be out August 1st. I am excited to get going on the revisions for this next one and get it out.

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