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The Keepers By Rick Friar

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How Reading Reviews Enables The Butterfly Effect

  • Sep 20, 2012
It's amazing the amount of people that spend the time to sit and review movies, books, comics, anything.  And here I find myself doing the same the thing.  I decided to alter my own life by going to a few different Sci-Fi communities and read the reviews and then purchase the book and/or see the movie.  I wanted to see if I listened to others opinions and read or watched something that I normally would not go out of my way to do, would have a profound impact on my life.  Sort of a Butterfly Effect 2.0.  Did exposing myself to these new sci-fi arenas have any effect on me?  Read this Review and Find out.

Review #1 The Keepers by Rick Friar:  
There was a review first posted here about a series called "The Keepers".  The guy reviewing it "Shredder203"  (I assume it was a guy) talked a mass hype.  Stating that it was as good as Star Wars if not better.  I decided to take it for a test spin, because to me, nothing can beat Star Wars.  (At least episodes 4-6).  

Did I like it?  YES!  Surprisingly so.  One thing I love was the grittyness of the novel.  That classic super post apocolyptic space future vibe was strong throughout the entire book.  And when I did a little more research, I found out that the author actually specked out his 'Animalian' vehicles from supreme robots that are being built now.  It was really interesting to check out his website and see these 'primitive' versions of the robots he describes in his books.  It's a big book, but I was able to finish it quickly and recommend it to virtually anyone that likes the classic sci-fi novel that digs a little deeper into amazing technology and future politics.  

The Butterfly Effect:  While reading the Keepers I was sitting on the bus headed to my friend's place.  An amazingly cute girl laughed at me and asked me what I was reading.  I told her my plan to read and experience life.  We have gone on 3 dates so far and now she is reading The Keepers and we have some epic conversations.  So I think the Butterfly is in full Effect.

Review #2  2001: A Space Odyssey - Movie:
I know that I must seem like the worst sci-fi geek ever, because I never had the chance to sit down and fully watch 2001.  After reading review of it on SciFiScape, they mentioned a list of a zillion movies that have the HAL theme.  So I needed to finally watch it.

Did I like it?  YES.  I know that in this day and age it is a little slow, but you have to realize that this movie really stands the test of time.  Kubrik was a masterful genius and the first scene with the black monolith is 100% amazing.  If you have not seen this movie yet, because you are young, but you love sci-fi, it is a must!

The Butterfly Effect:  After watching this movie I have been stuck for two days in a philosophical point of view.  Nothing crazy to report yet.

I guess that is it.  More to come! Watch 2001 Odyssey and read "The Keepers"!

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September 21, 2012
Good detailed review!
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review by . September 05, 2012
posted in SF Signal
"The Keepers" by Rick Friar took my by surprise.  A BIG surprise.   When I first saw these books at Barnes and Noble, I saw 3 thick books stacked next to each other and the way I devour a book, I'm always looking for something long and engaging, but what really grabbed me were the illustrations of new and novel machines I never had seen.  It was almost as if I was taken back to the first time I saw some of the X-fighters and the Death Star.  They tickled the youthful …
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I read a ton of sci-fi. I big fan of the Walking Dead. Both show and graphic novels. Nominated for an Emmy for interactive Media and always looking for the coolest new story to be told.
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The Keepers: WW3 is published by Infinite Conception Phaze is a futuristic speculative fiction novel by author Richard Friar, published in 2008. The story is told from the 3rd person narrative and chronicles the tide of events leading to the superpowers of 2039 into the Third World War and the catastrophe that ensues.  The book quotes itself by saying, "It is fiction only in that it has yet to happen."

==Plot summary==
It is the year 2039. Global conflict, environmental destruction, and corporate greed have driven the world to the brink of disaster. The lack of decisive change to bring Earth and humankind back into balance has created the most radical and terrifying movement and mightiest foe ever of all time: the dreaded Apex Empire. The charismatic and oppressive leader of the Apex aspires to crush the governments of the world using  new technological war-machines inspired by the natural and efficient forms of the animal kingdom based off the science of biomimicry.

==Technology and Animalians==
Biomimicry plays a huge role in "The Keepers". The Animalian Machines is what the series is best known for. Each machine is represented with rich, technological background and each machine is based off a biollogical creature.  The Kolibiri is a one manned flying hovercraft, based on the wings of a hummingbird to keep it in perpetual motion.  The Hornet is much like the Kolibri, however based on the wings of a Hornet.  The ...
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