Review of STAR WARS: AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S END

STAR WARS: AFTERMATH: EMPIRE’S END Chuck Wendig Del Rey Released 2/21/17 I have made no bones about being a huge Star Wars nerd. From a young age, I have devoured anything and everything that I could find in the Star Wars universe, and this was back when there were just three movies. I read all the books and particularly loved the Timothy Zahn trilogy, which I still revisit from time to time today. When Disney bought the rights to Star Wars, all these books that I had loved became “legends,” essentially, that they were good stories, but no longer part of the true Star Wars timeline, so that they could go in their own direction. While I...

The Chuck Wendig Interview

Dan & Kate: STAR WARS: AFTERMATH: LIFE DEBT came out July 12, 2015, and INVASIVE is due out a little over a month later on August 16th. Both works are rooted in science fiction, with INVASIVE being that much closer to science fact. Tell us how you go about switching brain gears from the pop-culture phenomenon that takes place in a galaxy far, far away, to the world of INVASIVE – which may be closer than we realize? Chuck Wendig: As it turns out, the brain has something called a ‘narrative clock.’ It’s similar to all the other little clocks we have ticking in our heads – biological clock, our sleep clock, and so forth. The narrative...

INVASIVE By Chuck Wendig Reviewed

INVASIVE Chuck Wendig Harper Voyager August 16, 2016 What will spell the world’s doom? Will the future be evolution? Or ruination? Chuck Wendig’s INVASIVE is set in the same world that he had previously established in ZER0ES. A world that has been shaken to its foundation by a barely defeated encounter with a man-made evil artificial intelligence. But mankind faced that challenge and won. Now mankind faces its next challenge. A challenge that, once again, has been created by science. The first threat was a cyber intelligence that gained self-awareness. This time, it’s genetically modified insects that spell the world’s...

Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

Zer0es Chuck Wendig August 18, 2015 Harper Voyager It feels like every day there is another headline about hackers breaking into some database: Target, the IRS, and Ashley Madison, to name a few. Technology has become so intertwined with our everyday lives, that eventually we will all be affected by one of these hacks. The news usually covers the victims of the data breaches, but rarely is a word spoken or written about the people behind the computers that are taking your precious banking information. Enter Chuck Wendig’s latest novel, ZER0ES. This techno-thriller goes behind the computer monitor and gives us the human faces to the computer...

THE CORMORANT by Chuck Wendig

Publisher Angry Robot Release Date December 31st, 2013 Miriam Black. Just saying her name makes you smile. “Miriam Black.” See? It totally works. Chuck Wendig introduced readers to Ms. Black a few years back in the explosive BLACKBIRDS and then the follow-up MOCKINGBIRD. But it’s here within the pages of THE CORMORANT that Wendig takes the charmingly abrasive, fantastically foulmouthed Miriam and grows her as a character. You always want to cheer for her, but now you can see her grow as a person. She’s been trying to make money as a street psychic (her homemade sign reads WILL PSYCHIC FOR FOOD) but that’s about as profitable of an...