I have to tell you, I suffer from FOMO. Yes, I know, but thank goodness it’s not contagious.
In Wired by Douglas E. Richards, Kira Miller is a brilliant genetic engineer who discovers how to temporarily enhance brain functioning a thousand-fold. An unfortunate side-effect happens to be ruthless megalomania and a complete disregard for human emotions.
Now that the holidays are behind us and we’re staring down a long cold road, I thought I’d begin making some suggestions for reading on long wintry nights.
Initial installment: some books dealing with the existence of Evil in the world.
Need to lose some weight? According to the January issue of Reader's Digest, watching horror movies is a good way to do it.
Watching a scary movie causes your adrenaline to surge, burning nearly as many calories as a brisk walk. Apparently just watching Stanley Kubrick's The Shining can burn up to 184 calories!
In the (near?) future, Olympic officials get tired of having to test Olympic athletes not only for drugs, but for genetic enhancements. So they decide to bring back the Gladiator competition, where genetic manipulation of contestants is not only allowed, it is encouraged! After all, the contestants must fight to the death. The only caveat is that No Human DNA can be used.
If your memory is as bad as mine, this review of the top sporting events of 2012 might help.
Here is Amazon's list of the Top SF/Fantasy of 2012:
Each year a number of organizations and associations honor mystery writers for their outstanding work. Below are the major awards, presented in 2012 for works published in 2011. The winning titles are listed, along with their location at WPPL (MYS or FIC). For a complete list of awards, nominees, and winners, visit http://stopyourekillingme.com/.
The title alone made me want to pick this book up and read it. And the blurb on the cover that called it "Like the X-files written by Tom Clancy" didn't hurt either.