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Bimbos & Zombies (Jay Omega, #1-2) Contents Bimbos Of The Death Sun Zombies Of The Gene Pool

  • Hardcover
  • 310 pages
  • Bimbos & Zombies (Jay Omega, #1-2)
  • Sharyn McCrumb
  • English
  • 11 August 2017
  • 1568655800

About the Author: Sharyn McCrumb

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10 thoughts on “Bimbos & Zombies (Jay Omega, #1-2)

  1. says:

    I just re read the first book in this compilation, Bimbos of The Death Sun, and read the sequel, Zombies of the Gene Pool for the first time.I loved the first book just as much this time as I did on first reading it many years ago As well as giving us a fun comedic mystery novel, Sharyn McCrumb presents us with interesting, well developed characters who are sometimes outrageous but at the same time completely believable human beings who seem like they could exist in the real world She also giv I just re read the first book in this compilation, Bimbos of The Death Sun, and read the sequel, Zombies of the Gene Pool for the first time.I loved the first book just as much this time as I did on first reading it many years ago As well as giving us a fun comedic mystery novel, Sharyn McCrumb presents us with interesting, well developed characters who are sometimes outrageous but at the same time completely believable human beings who seem like they could exist in the real world She also gives us a great glimpse inside the world of Sci Fi fandom and conventions.The second book I found slower paced and a bit less engaging but still a good read It provides a similar insight into the world of science fiction authors and aspiring authors The characters and the setting are just as well developed as the first book but I found the plot did not move along as well, that it was to a greater extent a character study Personally I enjoy books most which have strong plots and although I must also have characters that are well developed in order to enjoy a book, plot comes first.Both books also give a fascinating glimpse back, to some extent inadvertently, into the computer and internet world of 1988 1992, reminding those of us who were involved in it then of things which are to a large extent forgotten today and are probably unknown to most people under 30 The world of 12 pound portable computers, audio coupled modems and pre World Wide Web online bulletin boards bring back fond memories although I am fine doing without the 12 pound portables

  2. says:

    Two not very involving mysteries that seem to serve primarily as opportunities for Ms McCrumb to shower her derision upon the worlds of s f fandom and academia If you ve got an axe to grind against one or the other, you may enjoy thesethan I did Full disclosure I gave up about a quarter of the way into the second novella Life is too short to waste on uninteresting books.

  3. says:

    These are absolutely funny and edgy It is obvious that she has been to the SF consthan once The books are a bit snarky, but really true to how conventions operate I am an SF geek and I saw some of myself in the books, but I laughed my head off.

  4. says:

    Murder mysteries set against a backdrop of Science Fiction fandom The mysteries themselves were pretty minimal, the book wasabout the characters and fandom Bimbos solution was pretty obvious but Zombies did throw a curveball of sorts Had some amusing lines within and overall I enjoyed it.

  5. says:

    snort giggle guffaw I am generally not into mysteries This is a science fiction mystery twofer The first story is about a murder at a science fiction convention There are the standard characters kindly authors, eager fans, beleaguered powers that be running the con, Big Name Fans, at least one obnoxious author guest, and mundanes trapped in the mix The second story is about a murder at a science fiction writers reunion The writers had lived and written together when young, now their snort giggle guffaw I am generally not into mysteries This is a science fiction mystery twofer The first story is about a murder at a science fiction convention There are the standard characters kindly authors, eager fans, beleaguered powers that be running the con, Big Name Fans, at least one obnoxious author guest, and mundanes trapped in the mix The second story is about a murder at a science fiction writers reunion The writers had lived and written together when young, now their lives have taken different turns, but they all came together oncefor a reunion of sorts Then one of them dies in a manner that is found to be murder.The protagonists are an engineering professor who wrote a science fiction novel, and his significant other, a professor of literature at his university who teaches science fiction and edited the aforementioned novel

  6. says:

    Bimbos Of The Death Sun I thought Bimbos Of The Death Sun was an amusing but okay book It s a really amusing look at one particular fandom, and the characters really felt like real people I could definitely people like them, and they were really believable I can definitely appreciate this particular fandom and how much a fan they are of their particular thing HoweverI ve never been to a sci fi fantasy convention or comic convention or any other sort of fan convention, and I feel like I c Bimbos Of The Death Sun I thought Bimbos Of The Death Sun was an amusing but okay book It s a really amusing look at one particular fandom, and the characters really felt like real people I could definitely people like them, and they were really believable I can definitely appreciate this particular fandom and how much a fan they are of their particular thing HoweverI ve never been to a sci fi fantasy convention or comic convention or any other sort of fan convention, and I feel like I could have related to it a little bitif I had some convention going experiences I also think that I would have appreciated it a littleif I were a convention person I definitely appreciate the fan experience, but not as much as I could have Still, it was an entertaining read.Zommbies Of The Gene Pool Zombies Of The Gene Pool is also an entertaining but okay read It s an amusing look at a different side of fandom and authors as fans of the genre they re a part of Like Bimbos Of The Death Sun, I can see the events of the book happening and I felt like everyone could very easily be a real person I think I liked it a little bitthan Bimbos Of The Death Sun, but not by much Something about it was slightlyrelateable than Bimbos, and it was a little bit easier to get into than Bimbos, but there is something about Zombies that isn t as entertaining or amusing as Bimbos Overall Overall, Bimbos Zombies was amusing but okay The mystery that gets introduced in each book seemed to pop up late and is solved relatively quickly My rating for each book individually would be 2 stars, since they were both okay For the collection since that s what this is , I d give it 2 stars

  7. says:

    When I first saw the book I was excited by the title Unfortunately it is misleading, it s not a book about bimbos and zombies , it s two stories, one of which involves the word bimbos and another which sort of involves zombies I enjoyed the first story, though it very clearly shows its age written in the 80s It also has a familiar albeit very negative presentation of conventions.There was at least one horribly blatant red herring and some characters which didn t actually add to the When I first saw the book I was excited by the title Unfortunately it is misleading, it s not a book about bimbos and zombies , it s two stories, one of which involves the word bimbos and another which sort of involves zombies I enjoyed the first story, though it very clearly shows its age written in the 80s It also has a familiar albeit very negative presentation of conventions.There was at least one horribly blatant red herring and some characters which didn t actually add to the story Plus there were some places that could use a bitediting, overall I enjoyed it though it wasn t anything steller.The second story took me much longer to finish, I still enjoyed it but it was nowhere near as good I hated the ending and found various parts to be confusing.I have no intention of reading anything else by this author in the future, but at least I enjoyed this book

  8. says:

    I was highly entertained by _Bimbos of the Death Sun,_ a novel surprisingly enough set in a science fiction convention I recognized a lot of the subgroups of sci fi geek portrayed there including myself The story moved along at a good pace, the characterizations were well done, and the mystery at the center of it actually _was_ a mystery, not just some excuse to talk about the con at length _Zombies,_ however, was another thing entirely In my opinion, Sharyn was entirely too shrill in he I was highly entertained by _Bimbos of the Death Sun,_ a novel surprisingly enough set in a science fiction convention I recognized a lot of the subgroups of sci fi geek portrayed there including myself The story moved along at a good pace, the characterizations were well done, and the mystery at the center of it actually _was_ a mystery, not just some excuse to talk about the con at length _Zombies,_ however, was another thing entirely In my opinion, Sharyn was entirely too shrill in her condemnation of sci fi fans in general, and con attendees in particular It seriously interfered with the storytelling, and again, just my opinion there wasn t really enough story to tell It may have made her feel better to vent all that spleen and I suspect she stopped attending cons after she wrote the book , but it really wasn t any kind of a good read

  9. says:

    Unfortunately, I have this as an omnibus, so I ve chosen to rate the omni First off, Bimbos is one of my favorite books, always good for a read, and started my love of Sharyn McCrumb s works If it was just Bimbos, I d give it a much better rating, definitely a 4, possibly a 5 Smoothly written, humorous, with just the right number of inside jokes, Bimbos of the Death Sun is a must read for anyone who attends Sci Fi Fantasy Gaming conventions Zombies of the Gene Pool, however, is the reason my Unfortunately, I have this as an omnibus, so I ve chosen to rate the omni First off, Bimbos is one of my favorite books, always good for a read, and started my love of Sharyn McCrumb s works If it was just Bimbos, I d give it a much better rating, definitely a 4, possibly a 5 Smoothly written, humorous, with just the right number of inside jokes, Bimbos of the Death Sun is a must read for anyone who attends Sci Fi Fantasy Gaming conventions Zombies of the Gene Pool, however, is the reason my review comes in at a mediocre 3 stars Somehow, it lacks all of the magic of the first part and just kind of plods along at its own Eeyore like pace

  10. says:

    Two light, simple mystery stories about an engineering professor who happens to write a sci fi book and is embarrassed by this fact Bimbos takes place at a sci fi Convention and since i had just recently read another light mystery book that took place at a sci fi con Kiwi Con by Lilian Jackson Braun , i wasn t as interested in Bimbos as i might have been unfortunate, but luck of the draw Zombies is another simple story that does have a few twists some very predictable one or two inte Two light, simple mystery stories about an engineering professor who happens to write a sci fi book and is embarrassed by this fact Bimbos takes place at a sci fi Convention and since i had just recently read another light mystery book that took place at a sci fi con Kiwi Con by Lilian Jackson Braun , i wasn t as interested in Bimbos as i might have been unfortunate, but luck of the draw Zombies is another simple story that does have a few twists some very predictable one or two interesting ones though I liked Zombies better

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