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Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain Emperor Mollusk Intergalactic Menace Destroyer Of Worlds Conqueror Of Other Worlds Mad Genius Ex Warlord Of Earth Not Bad For A Guy Without A Spine But What S A Villain To Do After He S Done EverythingWith No New Ambitions, He S Happy To Pitch In And Solve The Energy Crisis Or Repel Aliens Invaders Should The Need Arise, But If He Had His Way, He D Prefer To Be Left Alone To Explore The Boundaries Of Dangerous Science Just As A Hobby, Of Course Retirement Isn T Easy Though If The Boredom Doesn T Get Him, There S Always The Venusians Or The Saturnites Or The Mercurials Or Well, You Get The Idea If That Wasn T Bad Enough, There S Also The Assassins Of A Legendary Death Cult And An Up And Coming Megalomaniac As Brilliant As He Is Bodiless Who Have Marked Emperor For Their Own Nefarious PurposesBut Mollusk Isn T About To Let The Earth Slip Out Of His Own Tentacles And Into The Less Capable Clutches Of Another So It S Time To Dust Off The Old Death Ray And Come Out Of Retirement Except This Time, He S Not Out To Rule The World He S Out To Save It From The Peril Of The Sinister Brain


10 thoughts on “Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain

  1. says:

    Totally satisfying I was just saying to myself I need something hilariously funny SF filled with an extra heaping dose of a tentacled monster crazy mad scientist genius in a tricked out exo suit Hell, I needed a huge dose of quick fire funny SF tropes skewering all the old Flash Gordon and 30 s adventures, and I needed it all from the PoV of the mastermind villain I didn t even know that I needed this so much But I did And it filled my soul right after it removed my brain and added a Totally satisfying I was just saying to myself I need something hilariously funny SF filled with an extra heaping dose of a tentacled monster crazy mad scientist genius in a tricked out exo suit Hell, I needed a huge dose of quick fire funny SF tropes skewering all the old Flash Gordon and 30 s adventures, and I needed it all from the PoV of the mastermind villain I didn t even know that I needed this so much But I did And it filled my soul right after it removed my brain and added a few modifications to it before returning it safely in my meat suit.I mean, what else can you expect Ennui after successfully conquering earth Screw that Earth is too much trouble I mean, sure, I ve grown a bit fond of them after the years and my younger clone wants a shot at them, but no, they re MINE And that s just how it starts What we actually get is a rip roaring adventure of Emperor Mollusk of Earth finding him in the unenviable position of having to become a gasp hero and save the terrans from The Sinister Brain That happened to come from the future knowing everything that the Emperor would do and spoiling his every move Ennui Hell, no time for that No one is smarter than the Emperor Mollusk But don t worry if you would prefer not to stay on earth Every planet has their race of Alien Monstrosities and death rays and galactic empires, and can t they Just Stay Out of his problems No, no, of course not Enemies become friends, and smart adventure abounds Totally popcorn Totally delightful I read this with a grin plastered across my face the entire time jiggledance I think, perhaps, that A Lee Martinez might be one of the smartest, most delightful B Movie humorists out there Just a pure entertainer


  2. says:

    It s been a stressful month and I ve had a challenging time finishing the serious books malingering on my shelf I recently picked up my Kindle after charging it I really prefer paper and discovered this little gem hidden near the end of my title list, one of those bargain purchases I was saving for a rainy day Or snowy day Whichever I think we re going to have both tomorrow thunderstorms and eventual snow At any rate, I rather enjoy A Lee Martinez books, but I recognize they work best It s been a stressful month and I ve had a challenging time finishing the serious books malingering on my shelf I recently picked up my Kindle after charging it I really prefer paper and discovered this little gem hidden near the end of my title list, one of those bargain purchases I was saving for a rainy day Or snowy day Whichever I think we re going to have both tomorrow thunderstorms and eventual snow At any rate, I rather enjoy A Lee Martinez books, but I recognize they work best for a certain kind of mood, the mood that wants fun, clever, and even silly, with feel good endings Emperor Mollusk perfectly fit my mood, and to my surprised, proved almost impossible to put down Think every sci fi horror pulpy trope of the 1960s They re here, and they re hysterical But what s even better is that Martinez takes this beyond parody by exploring evil, ethics and science through very human inhuman characters.Poor former Emperor Mollusk He s been exiled from his native watery planet of Neptune, Saturnites hate him, and the Venusians had had it in for me since I d tried to conquer their planet after falling short on Neptune I hadn t really come close to subjugating Venus Only claimed a couple of continents for a few weeks No reason they shouldn t have been over that by now Luckily, he conquered Earth Terra, so he still has somewhere to live But even an Emperor of a world can get a little dull after you ve solved a few of humanity s larger problems But enough about me Let s talk about this fabulous book and include some funny quotes And while I know A Lee Martinez is the farthest thing from a badly behaving author, Gr remains a badly behaving corporation So I continue my full and undeletable review at


  3. says:

    But, history is written by the winners Especially winners with access to global mind control devices This line toward the beginning of the book is just one of the many lines from Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain that had me chuckling to myself Emperor Mollusk is a Neptunan who has done it all when it comes to defeating and subjugating races, ruling in tyranny and oppression, and downright being evil Neptunans are the most intelligent of the solar system, at least according to them But, history is written by the winners Especially winners with access to global mind control devices This line toward the beginning of the book is just one of the many lines from Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain that had me chuckling to myself Emperor Mollusk is a Neptunan who has done it all when it comes to defeating and subjugating races, ruling in tyranny and oppression, and downright being evil Neptunans are the most intelligent of the solar system, at least according to them and that s really all that matters right , but kind of all look the same, in fact they can barely tell each other apart, let alone who their clones are, and they are mollusks think octopus for those like me who didn t love biology classes.Of course it gets boring after a while being the mad genius and having everyone around you worship the ground you allow your mechanical suit to walk on That is until someone tries to assassinate you I guess that s not all true because one of the things I found hilarious was how Emperor Mollusk keeps walking into dangerous situations because he actually thinks there s no way for anyone to outsmart him Then there are the different societies based on which planet they are from Minor spoiler warning for this sentence Those from essentially Earth are highly litigious of course and there s a great scene where they save the day and in going to help one of the wounded, a law suit is threatened This was a really fun book and my first by the author, I will definitely be going back to A Lee Martinez in the future There are some authors who can just go from one line to the next and keep you not only amused but chucking from time to time A few I can think of are Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams and I m in awe of their talent Martinez may not be quite to their level, but he s right up there Here s another where Mollusk is attacked by a group of Venusians who are a highly honor bound society who won t give up no matter how difficult the task or how much they are injured The female did give me a kick Considering she could barely breath that s probably worth a commendation or something Bravery in the face of foolish short sightedness or something I assume there s such an award on Venus though it probably has a less accurate name I think these lines were even better because of the great job Scott Aiello does in this audiobook He s got Mollusk s sharp, but oblivious character down pat One of the signs of a great narrator is when you stop noticing he s even there and that s Aiello all the way.Emperor Mollusk is a hilarious character, this book kept reminding me of the movie Megamind with Will Farrell and I m sure you can guess why if you ve seen it highly recommended btw Again, this will not be my last Martinez book, I m looking forward to jumping into the rest.4 out of 5 Stars highly recommended


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    Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain is silly, charming and fairly amusing It s an easy, light hearted read that I enjoyed a bitthan the other Martinez book that I ve read Helen and Troy s Epic Road QuestThe premise is an entertaining one Our anti hero Emperor Mollusk is an evil genius from Neptune who conquered the Earth with ease In fact, it was so easy and his rule was so undisputed that he became bored He retired as ruler but craves challenges so instead ofconquering wh Emperor Mollusk versus The Sinister Brain is silly, charming and fairly amusing It s an easy, light hearted read that I enjoyed a bitthan the other Martinez book that I ve read Helen and Troy s Epic Road QuestThe premise is an entertaining one Our anti hero Emperor Mollusk is an evil genius from Neptune who conquered the Earth with ease In fact, it was so easy and his rule was so undisputed that he became bored He retired as ruler but craves challenges so instead ofconquering which is messy , he turns to exploring diverse mad scientific pursuits just for shits and giggles As well as occasionally defending the Earth from other invaders because he feels a sense of responsibility for the world he once conquered And well view spoiler he s really not such a bad squid at heart hide spoiler In EMVTSB, Mollusk teams up with his former foe, a lizard warrior from Venus, and his pet, an unkillable giant centipede, to fight another evil genius who has some extra extra evil plans in motion Can this Sinister Brain be stopped Well, duh, what do you think EMVTSB has a few laughs and is a bit of modest fun Shrugs


  5. says:

    A delightful bit of pulp fun Such a pleasure to read after slogging through a few urban fantasies that took themselves too seriously and cerebral SF that, IMO, was just tedious Just a word of warning up front The title should give readers a clue of how truly over the top this novel is, but in case it hasn t Giant jelly monsters, transdimensional catpeople, Venusian warriors, giant insects, invasions from Saturn and mysterious death cults Those are just a few of the things readers will run A delightful bit of pulp fun Such a pleasure to read after slogging through a few urban fantasies that took themselves too seriously and cerebral SF that, IMO, was just tedious Just a word of warning up front The title should give readers a clue of how truly over the top this novel is, but in case it hasn t Giant jelly monsters, transdimensional catpeople, Venusian warriors, giant insects, invasions from Saturn and mysterious death cults Those are just a few of the things readers will run into in this story Emperor Mollusk is a villain who has achieved his goal of world dominationand has become bored with it all But retiring isn t really an option when assassins are targeting you and bringing your own evil creations into play against you Now Mollusk must defeat his enemies and win the dayThis was a romp I enjoyed it far too much to consider putting it down and read it straight through I will admit the plotting got a littletwisty at the end Though that usually happens when time travel is involved If your a fan of B movie SF and pulp fiction about monsters and mad scientists, this will probably be worth your time to read, especially if you need a break from all things serious Seems like I may have to look up the author s other works and read them


  6. says:

    This book was kind of cute, kind of funny, kind of clever It had a lot of good comic booky, pulpy gags and settings It had battle mechs controlled by disembodied brains, lizard people from Venus, a lost world type island with ridiculous dinosaurs, the lost city of Atlantis, etc, etc. You get the idea.It moved along at a fast enough clip, but it wasn t a page turner really Because it was a farce, and all of the characters were cartoonish, and because you never got the sense that the villain h This book was kind of cute, kind of funny, kind of clever It had a lot of good comic booky, pulpy gags and settings It had battle mechs controlled by disembodied brains, lizard people from Venus, a lost world type island with ridiculous dinosaurs, the lost city of Atlantis, etc, etc. You get the idea.It moved along at a fast enough clip, but it wasn t a page turner really Because it was a farce, and all of the characters were cartoonish, and because you never got the sense that the villain hero would ultimately do anything but triumph, there was little, if any, real suspense or emotional investment to keep you compulsively flipping the pages.I can certainly respect this writer for the quality of the writing and for what he was trying to do here, but it was pretty clear that he wasn t doing it for me I m just not the target audience.Why did I pick this up, if this isn t my cup of tea Well, I ve heard a lot of good things about this author and he dedicates the book in part to Victor von Doom I do love Doctor Doom


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    Intelligence is neutral Application is everythingI see the universe as a grand mystery, I replied One that you can exploit as you see fit, she said I prefer to think of it as experimentation for the greater good She spit out a harsh laugh Define the greater good, Mollusk I can t That s one of the mysteries I m working on I projected an equation on a viewscreen on the wall I thought I had a passable proof for a few hours Then I found I dropped a seven, and the results becamIntelligence is neutral Application is everythingI see the universe as a grand mystery, I replied One that you can exploit as you see fit, she said I prefer to think of it as experimentation for the greater good She spit out a harsh laugh Define the greater good, Mollusk I can t That s one of the mysteries I m working on I projected an equation on a viewscreen on the wall I thought I had a passable proof for a few hours Then I found I dropped a seven, and the results became meaningless But I m optimistic enough in my own brilliance to think I can still crack the problem You can t honestly view morality as an experimental process Why should it be any different than anything else At least I m honest enough to admit that I haven t found the answer yet instead of arbitrarily declaring X is dishonorable while Y is notRTC_


  8. says:

    ha ha ha I think the ending went on a little too long, but I loved the story A guy you can love to hate and a cast of characters that had me grinning from ear to ear as they were introduced The narration is not to be missed and five stars to Scott Aiello.


  9. says:

    Pretty seriously over the top, but worked for me Martinez basically used every world domination superhero comic book cliche he could think of, and maybe even invented a couple of new ones You know you re in good hands when, on the first page, the Emperor remarks that he could have programmed his ship s autoguns for louder explosions, but that would have cheapened the experience.OK, on to my notes You never know with humor, and this is my first Lee Martinez I hope he has some others as good Pretty seriously over the top, but worked for me Martinez basically used every world domination superhero comic book cliche he could think of, and maybe even invented a couple of new ones You know you re in good hands when, on the first page, the Emperor remarks that he could have programmed his ship s autoguns for louder explosions, but that would have cheapened the experience.OK, on to my notes You never know with humor, and this is my first Lee Martinez I hope he has some others as good I d place Emperor Mollusk as the book Ready Player One was trying to be, if wossisname could write characters I cared about and or a believably absurd plotline Martinez effort has the other one beat all hollow, IMO Very cool book.I think the way to try it, if your public library doesn t have a copy, would be the Kindle sample If the first couple of chapters don t grab you, go read something else Mind, there are some pretty minor sags along the way, but Martinez comes back strong at the wrapup 4.4 stars.Carol s is the long review you want to read


  10. says:

    I think I have a new crush and it s on a mollusk Yes, you read that correctly This book is a mix of humor, science fiction, space saga, alien invsasion, and deliciousness that I savored as the pages clicked by Emperor Mollusk is a narcissistic, obsessive, compulsive, dry hud, slimy, squishy, straight talking mollusk that doesn t beat around the bush He Is Amazing His other companions are loveable as well, just not in an encompassingly awesome way as Mollusk In some ways I wanted t I think I have a new crush and it s on a mollusk Yes, you read that correctly This book is a mix of humor, science fiction, space saga, alien invsasion, and deliciousness that I savored as the pages clicked by Emperor Mollusk is a narcissistic, obsessive, compulsive, dry hud, slimy, squishy, straight talking mollusk that doesn t beat around the bush He Is Amazing His other companions are loveable as well, just not in an encompassingly awesome way as Mollusk In some ways I wanted them to get together, but realized this would be impossible Love does not conquer all and that s ok This is a coming of age story of sorts It is a fun, quick read that will at times challenge your views on things but in an inconsequential way At times I felt the story was rushed or that I d read this storyline somewhere before however this does not take away from the experience Overall this is a highly enjoyable read and I have a new crush Read this book


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