Dark Futures

coverDark Futures

T2: The New John Connor Chronicles #1

Russell Blackford

3 of 5 Stars

 

I enjoyed this, as I enjoy almost all Terminator related novels. However, since it is taking place pretty much at the same time as T2: Infiltrator, I couldn’t help but compare the two.

T2 is pretty linear and straightline, NJCC deals with 2 different universes, going at different speeds. In this trilogy, the author goes with the theory that time can’t be changed and any changes are simply a new universe splitting off. Not much techno-babble, just some straight forward exposition.

I had a really hard time keeping track of where and when I was reading about. And Enhanced Humans?, Skynet just needed to wait and we would have become it. There was no need for Judgement Day in that universe.

This is a darker outlook with Sarah giving in to despair several times. They realize that no matter what they do, Judgement Day is going to happen and Skynet is going to exist, Period. A Historical, albeit Future, Imperative that cannot be denied.

I am looking forward to the next 2 books, just not as much as I was for the T2 series…

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2 thoughts on “Dark Futures

  1. HCNewton says:

    “They realize that no matter what they do, Judgement Day is going to happen and Skynet is going to exist, Period. A Historical, albeit Future, Imperative that cannot be denied.” Ahh, a fixed point. If Time Lords can’t change those, it makes sense that even the Connors can’t.

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    • Bookstooge says:

      Ah, you must get an email every time I post.
      I’m going through my old reviews, starting in 2012 and cleaning things up. I’m also adding posts when a book is missing. Blood, this is a going to be a LOT of work.

      Well, up until Terminator Genesys, I would have said that the Terminator franchise had a much better grasp and working out of the whole time thing. But that movie just threw everything out the window, with no plans on how to land 😦

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