Book: Diverse Energies
Author: Tobias S. Buckell
Rating: one star (out of four)
Release date: Oct. 1, 2012
Publisher: Tu Books
I read the first couple of stories and then gave up on finishing this anthology. The initial stories I read left a bad taste in my mouth and while I had initially planned on finishing the book, I just never made it back.
First story: I did not like at all. It was horrific and sad. It also was a little too graphic for my taste. It had too much of war and was frankly, a depressing. I guess it was too close to home and the ending was a letdown. Not the kind of story I want to spend my time reading.
Second story: almost as creepy as the first, and this one was very violent as well. I wasn't sure why there needed to be so much blood and gore. That was pretty much the entire story and it was pretty horrific. Not something I'd ever want to see on the big screen. I don't want to think about robots attacking humans out of spite. Very creepy.