Recent Books — The Red, Zero World, Farmer, Nesbo

  • The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata. theredVery nice near future novel tactical warfare, cyborg soldiers, hacking, ad tech gone crazy, etc.
  • Zero World by Jason Hough. Started out nice with some speculations about a guilt-free mind-wiped assassin, but turned to crap quickly with a really stupid many worlds interpretation. Don’t bother.
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer. Yet another YA dystopian novel, tho this at least wasn’t in the games/maze/stupid challenge space. Kind of forgettable tho.
  • Nemesis by Jo Nesbo. Solid scandinavian mystery, the main character is an appealing misfit.