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Charles Kerchner has commented on (12) products.

Timescape by Gregory Benford

Charles Kerchner, November 14, 2014

If you like scientifically accurate (the non-fiction portions) sci-fi books with lots of character development, inside look to the scientific process, and lives of researcher, this is the book for you. It has a great plot - environmental disaster in the future is being trying to be adverted by a highly unlike small budget time messaging to the past project. Though it is long winded in areas, the pace of the book builds up into a wonderful and rewarding climax.
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
The Rosie Project

Charles Kerchner, October 21, 2014

A good fun read about a geneticist with aspergers who wants to find a wife. He uses some really unorthodox methods - wife project questionnaires - to find the perfect mate. He helps a young radical woman find her biologic father. They have many adventures and along the way he finds the "you don't always get what you want, you get what you need." Good characters, especially if you know or are aspergers. A bit weak at the very end.
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Uglies (Uglies Trilogy) by Scott Westerfeld
Uglies (Uglies Trilogy)

Charles Kerchner, October 21, 2014

Excellent YA book. Good marks for the fact that the world Westerfield designs is very believable, isn't overly depressing and doesn't have kids killing or being killed. Cool tech like solar powered hoverboards, super efficient water purifiers, nano-glue, super pranks, etc. Easily identifiable to any teenager who wrestles with their own self image, doubts, and coming of age. Can't wait to read the next one.
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Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy) by Mira Grant
Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy)

Charles Kerchner, October 21, 2014

I enjoyed it much better than I thought I would. A good mixture of zombies and post-apocalyptic with new-age news bloggers. The story didn't have any big surprises which was disappointing. The, I'm just trying to get the truth out, got old especially there was no acknowledgement until the very end that it was the truth as they saw it. Also it seemed the characters were much younger than 24 and tried too hard to justify that blogging and internet news was the only right one (but I agree that traditional news has huge faults).
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Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
Agent to the Stars

Charles Kerchner, October 30, 2013

Did I like this book? To quote scene 24 - "Yes". (of course, I could have memorized the incorrect part). The humor in this novel is pretty good. The story was different but not as much science fiction as I would have liked. I felt the characters were too similar to one another. My first time reading Scalzi - I will definitely look at more of his books.
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