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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Year Zero by Rob Reid


Nick Carter--not that Nick Carter--has 48 hours to save the world. Aliens owe Earth all the money in the universe because they've been stealing our music...And rather than go universally broke on music pirating fines, they want to help us self-destruct.

This book was funny, but you probably won't find the meaning to life inside of it, if that's what you're looking for. It does make a few cold jabs at the digital generation; media piracy is at an all time high because everybody's doing it, simply because everybody else is doing it.

And if you like lots of science in your science fiction, this probably isn't the book for you either. There's plenty of gadgets, intergalactic travel, aliens, and fantastic alien planets, but very little logic as to how any of this is possible. This is the kind of science fiction you weren't meant to think about. The emphasis is on the humor and the adventure... both of which were enjoyable, but the adventure was more impressive than the humor. Some of the jokes were hysterical, while others took too long to get to the punchline.

Over all, I thought it was a fun read, but it definitely takes the science out of science fiction.

Rating 3/5
Review originally posted on:
Dec 5, 12

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