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18 Jul 2017 14:21 #55310 by lfan
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Chromosome S is a book that is definitely on-topic with us. Most of the commonplace tropes, but they are all tropes we like!

www.amazon.com/Chromosome-S-Solomon-Rey-..._encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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18 Jul 2017 15:17 #55312 by TwiceOnThursdays
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lfan wrote: Chromosome S is a book that is definitely on-topic with us. Most of the commonplace tropes, but they are all tropes we like!

www.amazon.com/Chromosome-S-Solomon-Rey-..._encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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I'll buy that for a dollar!
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18 Jul 2017 16:04 #55314 by Sarge395
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18 Jul 2017 16:52 #55318 by Markiehoe
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Are the protagonists only 13?

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18 Jul 2017 19:40 #55320 by lfan
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Markiehoe wrote: Are the protagonists only 13?


Sadly, no.....I guess I should have stated that clearly up front.

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18 Jul 2017 19:47 #55321 by Markiehoe
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So it's a kid's book?

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24 Oct 2017 00:11 #56705 by Sarge395
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I have read about 75% of The Girl Who Would Be King. It is fantastic. Slow build and some great imagery and dialog. Good vs evil. And she is very evil. Some issues with the lack of public awareness after several incidents. No photos, stories, reporters, cops like crazy... And there are physics issues but that was easily overlooked. Anyone else read it? $4 on Kindle.
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25 Oct 2017 02:12 #56716 by flynn0609
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www.umanitoba.ca/cm/cmarchive/vol16no4/morethanweird.html

theres actually a pic of the lift also if anyone can find this book

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08 Nov 2017 05:21 #56930 by jay_manus
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Anybody read Rebel Seoul?

I just ran across a review of it in of all places, the New York Times Review of Books. This quote caught my eye: "...a project to produce genetically engineered super-soldiers. Of course they're teenage girls. Of course [the main character] is smitten with one, who can rip the arm off a God Machine [giant robot fighting machine] without any effort."

There's a reference in the review to it being Young Adult fiction, though it's not labeled as such on Amazon.
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31 Jan 2018 00:24 #58372 by jay_manus
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Just read Chromosome S. The protagonists are indeed only 13 years old, which means they haven’t hit puberty, if you know what I mean. But the action isn’t bad if you can get past the sophomoric writing.

A sequel set 3 or 4 years in the future could make a good story indeed. Some fan fiction, anyone?
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31 Jan 2018 06:11 #58373 by willow
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What is weird is the review comments on Amazon about the book. Some cryptic review talking about the writer revealing personal information about people without their permission. Another comment claiming the writer is a criminal. Could not find any information online about the author, however.

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31 Jan 2018 06:35 #58374 by jumperprime
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willow wrote: What is weird is the review comments on Amazon about the book. Some cryptic review talking about the writer revealing personal information about people without their permission. Another comment claiming the writer is a criminal. Could not find any information online about the author, however.


Huh? What would those accusations have to do with the book? Sounds like those were written by a troll to me

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31 Jan 2018 08:22 #58375 by Woodclaw
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willow wrote: What is weird is the review comments on Amazon about the book. Some cryptic review talking about the writer revealing personal information about people without their permission. Another comment claiming the writer is a criminal. Could not find any information online about the author, however.


Huh? What would those accusations have to do with the book? Sounds like those were written by a troll to me


The two negative reviews (out of 7) Willow is refering to are from two account names "A Concerned Customer" and "Amazon User", both have exactly one comment at their active and 3 votes. My suspect is that someone with a personal problem with the author created these two fake accounts to add negative reviews.

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06 Feb 2018 01:26 #58473 by Jabbrwock
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Villains Don't Date Heroes

This one is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from the title. A female version of Dr. Doom or Lex Luthor encounters essentially Supergirl, and gets distracted from beating her new arch-enemy by falling in love with her.

I can't say it's a timeless classic, but it's definitely a fun read. It made me happy that I have Kindle Unlimited, which makes trying iffy ebooks much less of a risk.
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06 Feb 2018 08:48 #58481 by Woodclaw
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Jabbrwock wrote: Villains Don't Date Heroes

This one is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from the title. A female version of Dr. Doom or Lex Luthor encounters essentially Supergirl, and gets distracted from beating her new arch-enemy by falling in love with her.

I can't say it's a timeless classic, but it's definitely a fun read. It made me happy that I have Kindle Unlimited, which makes trying iffy ebooks much less of a risk.


This one sound pretty fun.

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17 Feb 2018 20:20 #58608 by willow
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It was definitely a fun read, and there is a sequel called "Villains Don't Save Heroes." Another book that you might want to check out is "Born a Queen" by Benjamin Medrano. The main character is about eight to ten times stronger and faster than a normal human. While use of her strength are far and few between, she has an interesting power called a "captivation field" that has some interesting results. Overall, a fun afternoon read.
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17 Feb 2018 20:39 #58609 by Jabbrwock
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I can agree with your recommendation of Born a Queen. It's another good read, and I actually purchased it instead of just Kindle Unlimited, because Benjamin Medrano has proven himself to me as an author. He has a sequel coming out later this year called Down with the Queen.

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17 Feb 2018 22:51 #58612 by TwiceOnThursdays
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I give a thumbs up to Villians don't date heroes and Villians Don't Save Heroes. (there is a third book coming in a few months).

They were light and fun, with some nods to people like us. There is plenty of talk about the physics denying powers of a Kryptonian-like Heroine. The main character, the villain Night Terror, talks a lot about standard comic book tropes (inertia, momentum, saving a falling character, etc).

There is even a light paragraph that channels the comments Shadar made about how Supergirl's costume should be. (no cape, very light, not too much fabric so it's easy to wear under other clothes, etc). There are lots of talks about how much a Kryptonian-ish character can eat, drink, how smooth her skin is, how great her hair is (etc), with the wonder of how much of that is due to her powers. (And the heroine's naivety of what it's like to live without them.)

I found all these to be enjoyable. I also love reading things from people whose morals are a bit askew from normal, but are essentially good people. And the first books relay of her encounters with a being who is just _impossible_ are fun, mixed with her difficulty in concentrating as she's distracted by her opponent's beauty.

I can't say I found the first book surprising in its plot -- but it's not really the point. It's fun to read even if I guessed what was going on.

All in all, really fun. Night Terror does revist some rants a _few_ too many times in the book., but I took most of that as she's not really used to talking to people and she's narrating the story.

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