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Book Reviews: Atomic Lobster + We Think Therefore We Are

Atomic Lobster by Tim Dorsey

The 10th novel in the Serge A. Storms series. Serge is a vigilante serial killer, who like 'Dexter' only kills bad people. He does however like to kill people in a manner even the 'Saw' movies would find OTT. Anyway Serge and his sidekick Coleman end up on Lobster Lane where they come face to face with a family they encountered in the earlier novel 'Triggerfish Twist'.

Anyway this a typical Serge adventure with mad cap comedy and a chaotic plot involving real estate, parties, smugglers, angry pensioners and a cruise from hell. If you liked the previous Sege books, you'll love this.

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We Think Therefore We Are edited by Peter Crowther

An anthology collection about the nature of artificial intelligence. This was a very good collection.

The tip top stories are:

Tempest 43
In a bleak future, two people visit a weather satellite to find out why a hurricane was let wreak havoc. There they encounter an exiled man, his 'daughter' and an AI with bad intentions. This was very good and sad.

The Highway Code
A huge robot super truck lives for its work and the principles of the Highway Code. But there comes a day when the Highway Code must be broken. This was good.

Salvage Rites
A long lost missionary spaceship returns only for the salvagers to regret they found it. This was a deeply creepy story and somewhat reminiscent of the movie 'Event Horizon'.

The Kamikaze Code
A nicely freaky story about what might be lurking on your PC. This was okay.

Seeds
A tale of a man, a woman and an AI. There were three people in their relationship. This was okay.

Lost Places of the Earth
A tour through a future map room. This was good.

Three Princesses
In a bleak future, there are still Disney Princesses. They're just, different. This was very good.

That Laugh
A man has to interview someone or something. Nicely freaky. This was okay.

Alles in Ordung
A reporter gets a phone call from a man who has seen something bizarre going on at a farm. This was very creepy with a nice ending. This was very good.
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