Sunday, January 22, 2017


TimeRiders is a sci-fi novel series for young adults.It follows the premise that in the near future time travel will become reality(2044 to be exact),created by the enigmatic billionaire scientist Roald Waldstein,who created the TimeRiders agency with Dr Joseph Oliviera and Dr Griggs,in order to prevent time travellers from a modern age trying to alter history from the strip-mined,ecologically ruined planet called Earth.The three main protagonists are : Liam O'Connor who was recruited to the agency in 1912,after following him nearly being in the disaster of the Titanic,Madeleine 'Maddy' Carter recruited in 2010 in a plane crash and finally Saleena 'Sal' Vikram who was saved from a fire in a building in 2026.The books follow the characters going through time to prevent time travel from destroying history.I think it is a good book and the author should continue on.I like the protagonists and the antagonists.It is a very well written book.I give it 5 star.The plot is very nice in the sense that the characters that all amazingly well written.The science behind the novels is pretty solid and make it worth reading for any science fiction enthusiast and like H.G Wells,Alex Scarrow write amazing novels,good plot,strong scientific backing,and above all presents alternate histories in an amazing and immersive way.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

CRISPR Gene Editing

We now stand on a threshold of new science and technology with a new technology called CRISPR.
CRISPR is basically the genes of viruses that is taken by bacteria when it survives a bacteriophage attack and it stores it in its own DNA.This can be used to combine essentially any combination of  genes in an organism`.

My thoughts about Harry Potter:The Cursed Child

The plot is that of Albus Severus Potter. He fails to meet expectations set by
his peers, such as going to Slytherin instead of Gryffindor as all Potters have.
Albus is resentful about his father, Harry, as people compare him with his famous father
This make him insecure and socially awkward. He don't have any friends. He resorts to
befriending Scorpius Malfoy, who is the son of Draco, who is Harry Potter's arch enemy
during school days.
Albus steals an illegal time turner and attempts to save Cedric Diggory, Harry's friend who
died in book 4 of the Harry Potter series. This results in many new catastrophic timelines.
This leads to the rise of Voldemort, the main villain in Harry Potter series.
Albus manages to save the world through an alternate timeline accidently
created in an attempt to save Cedric Diggory. Albus eventually reforms and finally becomes a hero.
This forms the whole book.

Although a fine literary work in and of itself , it fails to meet the expectations set by
the masterpieces that were the previous 7 books of the Harry Potter franchise as it is not J.K.Rowling's original style of writing and it is not the masterpiece I was expecting.
In short this is a good book but not as good as the Harry Potter novels.