Geek Speak 125: Cake On Screen

Hello!

It is Geek Speak-aversary! We are three years old! To celebrate Lauren, Alex, and Jo invited some very special guests to join us for this episode, Diarmuid and El. Together they chat trivia games, RPs, latest movies and so much more!

This week we ramble about:

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  • Watch Cookies & Booze Resident Evil 7: Biohazard  playthrough on BRBTV on YouTube
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  1. stingo

    I recently finished reading Artemis and liked it. It is very clearly cut from the same cloth as The Martian. Weir uses the same schtick in both – explaining the science behind the creation and resolution of the problems encountered in the book. I have put my goodreads review here for any interested in reading it.

     

    [spoiler]A fine sophomore effort from Weir. Jazz Bashara is a porter in the lunar city Artemis. This position allows her to smuggle in specialty goods for those who can pay. She is approached with an assignment that will pay handsomely but is hugely risky. The book then unfolds from there.

    One of the things that I was concerned about was whether Jazz would turn out to be a female version of Mark Watney, the protagonist of Weir’s monster hit The Martian. The answer is yes and no – I consider them two sides of the same coin. They share the attitude and technical know-how to get themselves out of tight situations, but Jazz is portrayed as more of a brilliant slacker and Watney, a science nerd. Jazz however has the advantage of being around other humans so her relationships are more defined, especially that with her deeply religious father, Ammar.

    Science and the explanation thereof for details of problems and their resolution form the core of both narratives, so I imagine if one, like me, enjoyed The Martian, Artemis would not be a difficult sell. I look forward to Weir’s next book.[/spoiler]

  2. Alex

    stingo said
    I recently finished reading Artemis and liked it. It is very clearly cut from the same cloth as The Martian. Weir uses the same schtick in both – explaining the science behind the creation and resolution of the problems encountered in the book. I have put my goodreads review here for any interested in reading it.

    I started it but then Uni got in a way hmmm Will definitely return to it at some point and let you know what I think

  3. StealthyJoe

    Great show as always, getting back into listening to the podcast. I would like to recommend a time waster called the templin institute of you like to hear about fictional places but done in a different way then other YouTube channels. 

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