July Pick

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Barry's weekly wrap-up 7/23/16

The weather is, as you would expect of Florida, hot and humid and I've noticed that the heat is directly reflected in my power bill --- geez. I've decided to move my Windows 10 computer to a cool room inside the house, at least for a couple of months. Currently, I am downloading Guild Wars 2 and I plan to explore some that world while tucked away in a nice cool room. When not gaming, I intend to read and daydream about the Fall.

Speaking of books, I have received "The Lost Adventure of Constance Verity" from Saga Press, and "The Haunting of Asylum 49" by New Page Books. I want to thank Saga Press and New Page Books for the free review copies. As for my other books, I'd have to look at my Kindle but I must have bought about 10'ish.

I have changed the bottom panel from steampunk/dieselpunk to books. I am also considering using an avatar of either a robot or a mad scientist and doing more vloging. If I vlog on a regular basis, I think I'd put the video in the sidebar. If you can expect any one thing from Attention Earthlings, expect change.

That;s all for this week. Keep cool...

Friday, July 22, 2016

In my mailbox: The Last Adventure of Constance Verity


The loud plop at my front door could only mean one thing, I had a book that wouldn't fit in the mailbox. No wonder my mailman hates me, he has to get up from his comfortable seat and walk to my front door --- poor man.

I want to thank Saga Press and Simon and Schuster for this free review copy. Looks like an entertaining read.

Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she’s sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary.

Ever since she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world’s great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts, a keen detective, and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. Constance has spent the past twenty-eight years saving the world, and she’s tired of it. All she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she’s figured a way out. The only problem is that saving the world is Constance’s destiny. She’s great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job.

Then again, it’s also her destiny to have a glorious death.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lovin' Lovecraft

Believe it or not, there is a life-sized statue of Lovecraft in Guillermo del Toro's study. If anyone knows Guillermo, tell him that I'd like the statue if he ever got tired of it.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pokemon Go?

I enjoy gaming but I've never really enjoyed Pokemon. It's always seemed a little weird to me. You capture creatures and make them fight against other creatures in a kind of digital cockfight. Pokemon Go is a Pokemon no for me. I'm more of a Go Go Godzilla kind of guy...

Star Trek 4 without Chekov

Yes, there will be another Star Trek movie. J.J. Abrams' interpretation of Star Trek will continue to explore strange new worlds, however, it will be doing so without Chekov. It looks as though Abrams plans to drop the character after the untimely death of Anton Yelchin.

Well, I guess in this alternate timeline anything is possible.

I hope that the conclusion of the Chekov story will be handled tastefully. Before killing the character off,  I might remind Abrams that another actor made the role famous.

By the way, Chris Hemsworth will appear again as George Kirk in Star Trek 4. Really? Why? My thought, Hemsworth sells tickets.