Zero Hour (Resident Evil #0) Review

Zero Hour (Resident Evil Series #0) is a 2004 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Star Books, and based on the Resident Evil: Zero Hour video game. Sent to investigate a series of grisly murders in Raccoon City, S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team scrambles into action. On the way to the scene, Bravo’s helicopter crashes. Although everyone survives, what they discover next is gruesome: an overturned military transport truck riddled with corpses — and that’s only the beginning of their nightmare. Positives: Billy and Rebecca are…

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Electrokinesis in Fiction and Folklore

Electrokinesis (also Fulgurkinesis) is the ability to manipulate electricity and electric fields. Users can create/generate/increase, absorb, conduct, shape, and manipulate electricity of various intensities: In Television: Top 10 Lightning Users in Anime Thanks for checking out the post and in the comment section below let us know what your thoughts are.

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Relic (Pendergast #1) Review

Relic (Pendergast #1) is a 1995 science fiction horror thriller novel written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and published by Tor Books.  As the first installment in the Agent Pendergast Series, the plot follows NYPD Lieutenant Vincent D’Agosta, FBI Special Agent Aloysius Pendergast, and graduate student Dr. Margo Green who hunt a mythical creature that is killing people in a New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. Positives: Fantastic main characters Mbwun is freakin’ awesome Great atmosphere Well-written story Great dialogue Intense, brutal scenes Great pacing Very educational…

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Stinger Review

Stinger is a 1988 science fiction horror novel written by Robert McCammon and published by Pocket Books.  Set in the remote town of Inferno, Texas, an alien creature descends from the stars in search of another.  He then traps the town and ravages the land causing death and destruction in his wake, unleashing an army of horrible mutations…until the people rise up in a final, desperate battle for survival and for the fate of the planet. Positives: Great characters Great, well-written story Good pacing Violent, intense, and gory Great setting…

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Krull Review

Krull is a 1983 science fantasy novel written by Alan Dean Foster and published by Severn House Publishers Ltd. Based on the film of the same name and is set on the distant planet of Krull, where two warring empires join together in a deadly battle against the forces of evil led by the Beast. Positives: Good writing Likable characters Negatives: Lackluster story World doesn’t feel memorable Lackluster characters Lacks exposition Plot:  Set in the world of Krull, an alien force led by the Beast in its Black Fortress rains death and…

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Fallen (Fallen Series #1) Review

Fallen (Fallen Series #1) is a 2009 fantasy young adult supernatural romance novel written by Lauren Kate, published by Delacorte Press.  Set as the first installment in the Fallen series and centers on main protagonist, Luce Price, who is sent to Sword & Cross boarding school after being involved in a mysterious fire, her attention is captured by the strangely familiar Daniel Grigori. Positives: Premise is interesting Some good writing Great antagonists Negatives: Poorly written Frustrating main protagonists Poorly written characters Uninteresting story Unbelievably forced romance Plot:   The novel revolves…

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Underworld (Resident Evil #4) Review

Underworld (Resident Evil #4) is a 1999 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Resident Evil book series, the story follows Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca chambers and their comrades who set out to the American Southwest to take down one of the Umbrella Corporation’s most elaborate facilities and its genetically engineered horrors. Positives: Good characters Good action Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Reston is a forgettable antagonist The Planet is a lackluster setting Plot:  The…

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Robots in Fiction and Folklore

Robots are machines, especially those programmable by computers, capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically. Robots also consist of androids/synthetics (humanoid robots that are designed to look and act like a human), cyborgs (cybernetic organism is a being with both organic and biomechatronic body parts. ), and AI (self-aware machines that have human-level intelligence). This post will focus on different examples including those in literature, film, television, comics, animation, and video games. List of Robot Powers and Abilities in Fiction In Film: Top 10 Robots in Film Another Top 10 Robots in Film…

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