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About char

I'm Canadian, which according to movies and TV means I'm part of the group that's almost always wiped out during the apocalypse. I’ve watched too much Star Trek and Stargate over the years and spend too much time at my computer. Now, I'm waiting for the arrival of (and human enslavement by) the Borg or the Goa'uld. That is, if my computer doesn’t swallow me first. When I'm not at ICoS, you can find me on Twitter @ApocalypseMama or on my blog at apocalypsemama.com. Of course, you can always email me at Char(at)incaseofsurvival(dot)com.

Book review: Last God Standing by Michael Boatman

Last God Standing Author: Michael Boatman Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Angry Robot Release date: March 2014 (US/Canada/ebook); April 2014 (UK) Blurb: Creator. Supreme being. Stand-up comic…?! When God decides to quit and join the human race to see what all the fuss is about, all Hell breaks loose. Sensing his abdication, the other defunct gods of… Read More »

Review: The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey

The Book of the Crowman Series: The Black Dawn Author: Joseph D’Lacey Publisher: Angry Robot Genre: Fantasy Release date: March 2014 Blurb: It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying. It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world.… Read More »

Review: Black Feathers by Joseph D’Lacey

Black Feathers Series: The Black Dawn Author: Joseph D’Lacey Publisher: Angry Robot Genre: Fantasy Release date: April 2013 Blurb: It is the Black Dawn, a time of environmental apocalypse, the earth wracked and dying. It is the Bright Day, a time long generations hence, when a peace has descended across the world. In each era,… Read More »

Review: Astral Tide

Astral Tide Author: Anna Silver Genre: YA/Dystopian Publisher: Anna Silver Release Date: February 25, 2012 Blurb: London and her friends are fugitives in a reprocessed world where anything New is illegal. But as Otherborn, they’re different. They can dream and create, which hasn’t gone unnoticed. After fleeing Capital City with an assassin on their heels,… Read More »

Review: The Woken Gods

The Woken Gods Author: Gwenda Bond Publisher: Strange Chemistry/Angry Robot Genre: YA Release Date: September 2013 Formats: Paperback and Ebook Blurb: Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke around the world. This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school. Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., home to the embassies of divine… Read More »

Post-apocalypse new parenthood, revisited

A really, really long time ago, I wrote about having a baby and being a new parent in the post-apocalypse (and by extension, the apocalypse). In those posts, I had all sorts of fun tips about how to survive with a baby and all that during the fun post-apocalyptic period before things settle down into… Read More »

Recap: Under the Dome Episode 13

Le disclaimer: This post contains spoilers about episode 13, the season finale, of Under the Dome (titled “Curtains”). Do NOT read this post if you have not yet seen the episode and plan to. First of all, HALLELUJAH this show is DONE. Time to celebrate! Second of all, what the holy hell WAS that?! To… Read More »

Recap: Under the Dome Episode 12

Le disclaimer: This post contains spoilers about episode 12 of Under the Dome (titled “Exigent Circumstances”). Do not read this post if you have not yet seen the episode and plan to. Also, apologies for getting this post up so late. I had a hard time watching this without wanting to throw things at my… Read More »

Review: Crux by Ramez Naam

Crux  Book 2 in the Nexus series Author: Ramez Naam Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Angry Robot Release Date: August 27, 2013 (US/Canada), September 5, 2013 (UK) Formats: Paperback and E-book Blurb: Six months have passed since the release of Nexus 5. The world is a different, more dangerous place. In the USA, the freedom fighters… Read More »

Recap: Under the Dome Episode 10

Regular disclaimer: This recap contains spoilers about episode 10 of Under the Dome, titled “Let the Games Begin.” Do not read this post if you have not yet seen the episode and plan to. Okay, well, the good news is, there are only three episodes left. The bad news is…WTF. What was THAT about? The introduction… Read More »

Recap: Under the Dome Episode 9

My apologies for not getting this up earlier. I haven’t been feeling well these past few days so I’m unfortunately behind on many things. Regular disclaimer: This recap contains spoilers about episode 9 of Under the Dome, titled “The Fourth Hand.” Do not read this post if you have not yet seen the episode and plan… Read More »

Recap: Under the Dome Episode 8

As usual: This post contains spoilers about episode 8 of Under the Dome (titled “Thicker than Water”). Do not read this post if you haven’t yet seen the episode and plan to. Wow. Okay. This show has managed to raise the bar on WTF. Granted, it hasn’t hit Sharknado levels (yet), but…wow. The episode opens with Junior going… Read More »

Review: The Incrementalists

The Incrementalists Authors: Steven Brust and Skyler White Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Tor Books Release Date: September 24, 2013 Formats: Hardcover and E-book Blurb: The Incrementalists—a secret society of two hundred people with an unbroken lineage reaching back forty thousand years. They cheat death, share lives and memories, and communicate with one another across nations,… Read More »