Be creative

I've started Jeff VanderMeer's new book, Borne, and it is very interesting so far. Although it is YET ANOTHER post apocalyptic story, he is being refreshingly creative with it. The very first thing we encounter in this destroyed world is not a zombie or a mutant person covered in boils, or a band of scavengers …

The waterless flood

I liked Oryx and Crake so much I got the sequel, The Year of the Flood--although I've heard several people say it can stand alone and doesn't need any knowledge of Oryx and Crake in order to read it. So far this is true. The story follows several characters who are a part of the …

Another end

I've started reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, and it's another end of the world story. However, it is very well written so I'm not too annoyed, and I'm sure I'll check out more of her books afterward. Maybe there are so many stories about apocalypse because things always seem to be in decline lately. …

AI to End the Human Race?

You may have read one or more articles today about dire warnings from scientists about AI. This is because Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others have signed an open letter detailing their concerns about the advancement of artificial intelligence technology. If you read the letter, you will see that it is much¬†along the lines of …