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Review: The Mad Scientist’s Daughter

mad scientists daughterThe Mad Scientist’s Daughter
by Cassandra Rose Clarke

Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot
ISBN-10: 0857662651
ISBN-13: 978-0857662651

The book is available now and you can purchase it through Amazon
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter

(Barry’s score 2 1/2 stars out of 5)

A favorite line in a romantic breakup is, “It’s not you it’s me.”

While The Mad Scientist’s Daughter has fine reviews, I came away disliking the main character and the story. I was given a review copy from Netgalley for my honest review back in December of last year and I’ve only just now finished it. Pushing through the last part of the book was like a punishment for a sin that I didn’t commit.

Basically, it is a story of  love with a non-human creation. That sort of tragic story has been kicked around in sci-fi and horror for decades (Frankenstein, Bicentennial Man, Data Star Trek, etc).  However, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter doesn’t deliver on the sci-fi. If it only has a sci-fi facade, is it sci-fi?

Dr. Daniel Novak brings home Finn, a robot, as a companion and tutor for his daughter Cat. At first, it was a cute story, but the pace slowed and turned into a steaming pile of lit. As Cat matured she reminded me of a woman that I had once known, and let’s just say that both Cat and my ex developed into an unlikeable character.

Let’s face it, romance stories are not my cup of tea. Having said that, I have occasionally  enjoyed some of them. Sadly, The Mad Scientist’s Daughter was not one of those books. On second thought — it’s you — not me. I give it a disappointing 2 1/2 stars out of 5.

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The Alien Abduction Files

AAFCoverAn interesting new title from New Page Books, “The Alien Abduction Files: The Most Startling Cases of Human-Alien Contact Ever Reported.” should land in your favorite bookstore about May 20, 2013. If you don’t have a favorite local bookstore, you can always pick up a copy at Amazon. The Alien Abduction Files: The Most Startling Cases of Human Alien Contact Ever Reported

Why would two women separated by thousands of miles share a common thread involving alien abduction? Both cases are supported by multiple witnesses and have substantial evidence. Both women experienced missing time while driving with a companion, and were later taken from their homes. Both have been unwilling participants in ongoing experimental procedures that appear to follow family genetic lines. Both witnesses have given detailed descriptions of the crafts’ interiors and technology, medical procedures, messages from the visitors, and the types of ETs they have encountered, including their society’s hierarchical structure. Even more startling, both have independently described finding themselves on identical huge craft, within the same timeframe.

The Alien Abduction Files finally reveals:

  • The little-known details of alien experimental procedures

  • The theoretical science that can explain alien technology

  • The messages conveyed by the ETs to abduction experiencers

  • The vulnerabilities and benefits of living life as an abduction experiencer

  • The evidence that these phenomena are real

 
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