Posts Tagged ‘Zombies’

13143326I am not as crazy a zombie fan as seems to be the fad these days, but I did like the idea of a REAL zombie apocalypse story. Tankbread, by Paul Mannering seemed to fall into that category, and being in the under $2 camp, I was all over it…

First person POV is lazy. That’s my opinion, and often I won’t get past the first couple of pages if I see this, though I have been getting better at giving books a try over this snub. I’ll allow the argument that it tends to work in the YA section, but beyond that, not so much. That arrogantly being stated, I did like this book. Gritty and no-nonsense, the main character is easy to like, the story well paced, with some great action sequences that made the book real for me. The ending was a bit rushed, though I’m beginning to think there’s some weird issue I have with endings, as I’m finding this a common occurrence in the indie novels I’ve been reading. (I’d love to hear other comments about that). (more…)

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Cynthi, in 1982, holding her new Tauntaun

Cynthi Marie, called Cindy by most, didn’t realize, until she didn’t care anymore, that science fiction was for the weirdos. Weaned on Star Wars and Star Trek, she found an even greater love between the pages of Dune and Terry Brooks type epics. Asimov gave her a love of smart fiction, finding herself a fan of techno-thrillers, usually disappointed that there isn’t more techno with the thriller.

With the recent fail of Lucas and the Star Wars franchise, Cynthi has gone back to revisit other loved movies, looking at them with new eyes. Alien and Aliens remain at the top, as well as the Terminator franchise. Predator, more specifically the novels with Machiko Noguchi, have become newly re-found favorites as well. Newly able to watch Fringe, thanks to the wondrous Amazon Prime, has filled the void of television shows to love since Joss Whedon moved to film. (more…)

Part 2 of Chris, Kahn, and Nickie talking what they would do to survive a zombie apocalypse. Listen to Part 1 on episode 209 first!

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All Things Geek

Episode 210 – Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Part 2

This weeks big topic is surviving the how we would survive the possible Zombie Apocalypse. Chris, Kahn, and Nickie talk about their choices on surviving the undead.

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All Things Geek

Episode 209 – Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Part 1

In the spirit of Halloween, Pre-Dating Speed Dating will be hosting a Zombie Speed Dating event on October 30th. Men and women, ages 21-39, are invited to participate in the event, which will be held at Amber Restaurant & Lounge, 2214 1st Ave, Seattle, WA at 7 p.m.

All participants are encouraged to get zombified for the event. However, make-up artists will be on hand to assist individuals with the corpsification process. Those who would like to utilize the make-up artists abilities must arrive at least one hour prior to  the function.

To register for the event, please visit pre-dating.com/sea. Cost of attendance is $25, but enter the promo code “brains2012″ and receive a $5 discount.

For additional information, please contact Nicholas Wrycha at firefox14523@yahoo.com.

This week Chris, Kahn, Nicki, and Ford discuss geek news, this week in comics as well as what are our favorite horror movies for the Halloween season, Kahn talks about Resident Evil 5 and Looper, and we have announcement about some more changes to the show.

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Episode 204 – Horror and Halloween

The Undead Situation by Eloise J Knapp is very similar to the 1949 classic post-apocalyptic novel in that our main character is almost unaffected by the downfall of society. Cyrus V. Sinclair (the V stands for a Variety of Awesome) has been capable of surviving on his own long before the zombie apocalypse, and does just as well after the dead start to rise. He is so stagnant in his life that it takes a while in the book before you even realize this is a male character. This is before Gabe falls into his life while trying to escape from an oncoming horde, and naturally this throws a huge wrench in Cyrus’ bachelor life style. Despite being polar opposites, they decide to venture out together and see if they can find Frank, Cyrus’ only friend and a fellow survivalist who lives in a cabin somewhere in the wild lands of Washington. (more…)