Stuff They Don't Want You To Know- A Book Review
There is a photo gallery of the book's illustrations at the end. In the hope of full transparency, I would like to say that I have not been hired or asked to write this review by anyone at Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know, iHeart radio, or Flatiron Books. However, I have been a fan of the podcast for years now. I have previously mentioned the show in my article, My Top Five Podcasts. Additionally, I have gotten to know the hosts Ben Bowlin and Noel Brown through social media. I came about my copy of the Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know by entering the giveaway they had for pre-publication copies. With that said, I will aim to leave as much of my bias at the door. But please keep in mind that bias is inherent to the human experience, especially when we are talking about something we enjoy. A good example of this is if you regularly eat at Applebee’s, you’re more likely to recommend their new menu item to a friend. With that said, let’s talk about the book.
Depths of a Machine Soul
"Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of spaces, or so they say. " Great Scott! What a cliché, Ridley thought as he read the opening line of the latest submission laid on his desk. But then again, clichés were clichés for a reason, and that reason was that they worked. They were comforting to the reader, and if a story didn't conform to the worn-out clichés of fiction, then it would probably be rejected by publishers on the grounds of non-conformism.
Five Hard Sci-fi Elements Overlooked in Lightyear
*****SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED THE MOVIE***** First, I want to say that Lightyear is a great family movie with fun and entertainment for all ages. But rather than do the typical movie review, I want to focus on some of the details that stood out to me, as both great details and things one would not expect from a more family.