Category: Sci-Fi

Book Review – Branden Chowen on Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Title: Dark Matter Author: Blake Crouch Published: 2016 Publisher: Broadway Books — Jason is an average guy living in Chicago with his wife, Daniela and son, Charlie. He is a professor at a local University, and she is an artist. They have made the choice of parenthood over their careers, and both wonder, every once…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle

Title: Planet of the Apes Author: Pierre Boulle Published: 1963 Publisher: Vanguard Press Audiobook Narrator: Greg Wise — The world of Planet of the Apes is one of my favorite media franchises of all-time. I don’t remember when I first saw the film, but it left a mark on me because the premise behind it…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Published: August 16, 2011 Publisher: Random House Audiobook Narrator: Wil Wheaton — The hype is real, and it is earned. I really wasn’t sure what to expect with Ready Player One. When the novel came out, it garnered a lot of buzz, and the general consensus, as I…


Book Review – Branden Chowen on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017)

Title: Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone (2017) Editors: Rich Handley, Jim Beard Publisher: Titan Books MSRP: $14.95 — I’m a huge Planet of the Apes fan, and was looking forward to this short story collection for quite a while. So long, in fact, that I completely forgot about its release. On…