elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy (222-07-26-2016)

1) This was a quirky, yet surprisingly fun read. Dexter Wu, the genius at MIT created a gentle robot he ironically calls HAL. And Dexter falls into a plot that seems it's equal parts Men in Black, Minority Report, Alice in Wonderland, and standard Rom-Com. There were many twists and turns that made this story predicable and not predictable at the same time. This lends itself to a sequel (as all good movies seem to spawn); and I hope it is just a funny and quirky as the original.

2) Had me hooked with the first line… I will read this book again and see what else this author has to offer.

3) An impressive debut. With a writing style reminiscent of Douglas Adams, I was highly entertained and drawn forward by Kennedy's story.

To Terminator, With Love by Wes Kennedy
Bisexual Sci-fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Less Than Three Press (March 25, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1620047470
ISBN-13: 978-1620047477
Amazon: To Terminator, With Love
Amazon Kindle: To Terminator, With Love

Dexter Wu's life is hectic, but he's managing--mostly. He's on the verge of finishing grad school, and that means putting the final touches on his number one project: HAL, a social robot and children's storytelling companion. But his best friend is leaving the country for good, his birthday's coming up, he's swamped with studying for finals, and he hasn't slept in days.

He's also going to destroy the world.

At least, his robot is, according to the possibly untrustworthy Agency, an organization whose mission is to protect the world at all costs. After his birthday party turns into a fight for his life, Dexter's simple life of fast food and Netflix binges is replaced by a glitchy oracle, the world's douchiest secret agents, and an ever-increasing chain of conspiracies.With the help of Andre, a mysterious and disenchanted young agent turned rogue, Dexter sets out to plead his case to the Director in an effort to get his life back to what counts as normal--but he should know by now nothing is ever so easy.

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