Monday, May 14, 2018

CONTRIBUTOR PROFILE: Adri

This week we are also welcoming Adri to the flock! Adri is a fantastic writer who has been running her own review blog, Adri's Book Review, since 2017. If you haven't read her work before, then prepare yourself for some serious awesomeness! 


NAME: ​Adri Joy / Arifel​

SECRET UNDISCLOSED LOCATION: A bioluminescent coral palace 40 metres under the sea

NERD SPECIALIZATION(S): Fantasy, Sci fi, feminist SFF.

MY PET PEEVES IN NERD-DOM ARE: Overly convoluted love triangles, stories without diverse representation.

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES, ALIENS OR ROBOTS: Aliens​!

RIGHT NOW I'M READINGRaising the Stones by Sheri S. ​Tepper in paperback; Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb and Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng on e-reader; An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon on audio (I'm polybiblious!)

...AND A COUPLE BOOKS I RECENTLY FINISHED ARE: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, the Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear, Prime Meridian by Sylvia Moreno Garcia​.

NEXT TWO ON QUEUE AREObsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff​, Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold.

MY FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND SUPER-VILLAIN ARE: Dreadnought from April Daniel's Nemesis series​ for superhero, Fire Lord Ozai for supervillain.

IF I WERE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN, MY POWER WOULD BEAvatar: The Last Airbender-style​ control of the classical elements.

THE BEST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: I don't watch many comic films, but Guardians of the Galaxy​ was amazing.

THE WORST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: Probably one of the 90% I haven't seen...

I JUST WATCHED ​Thor: Ragnarok AND IT WAS AWESOME

(...and made sense even if you haven't watched the first two, or Avengers 2, or the one where Benedict Cumberbatch is a wizard with a terrible American accent.)

I JUST WATCHEDBlade Runner 2049 AND IT WAS TERRIBLE. Well, not exactly terrible - visually stunning but super shallow.

EVERYONE SHOULD SEE The Expanse Season 3 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE,​ because it's not coming out until later in the year in the UK, and I desperately want them to get higher ratings and avoid cancellation.

BEST SCIENCE/SPECULATIVE FICTION SHOW OF THE PAST 10 YEARSSteven Universe​.

WORSE ENDING--LOST OR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: *whispers* I haven't seen all of Battlestar ​Galactica! The Lost ending was objectively terrible though.

THE OFFICE--BRITISH OR AMERICAN VERSION: I haven't seen either, but I appreciate the American Office's contribution to the world of reaction GIFs.

GAME OF THRONES--LIKE OR DISLIKE DEVIATIONS FROM THE BOOKS: I'm generally in favour of good adaptations, but repeatedly turning consensual sex into rape destroyed my trust in that show's judgement.

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