This year I read nearly all of the Hugo nominees for best novel and best novella, because my husband and I get to vote for the winners. Voting closes at the end of this month and the results will be announced at WorldCon at… Continue Reading “Reading the Hugo Nominees: Time to Vote!”
This year my husband signed up to vote in the Hugo Awards, and together we’re reading as many of the nominees as possible. Voting runs from May 11 to July 31, and the awards are announced in August at WorldCon in Dublin. As described… Continue Reading “Reading the Hugo Nominees”
I love David Mitchell – I love how every book by him is more of an experience than just a read. This book felt like a whirlwind, or a roller coaster. It’s told in nine slightly-interlocking chapters. At first the chapters feel very distinct… Continue Reading “Review: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell”
I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while now, because I love the science fiction/detective genre, which combines two of my favorite kinds of stories. After Atlas is about a detective, Carlos Moreno, who is actually an indentured servant to the government. … Continue Reading “Review of After Atlas by Emma Newman”
Binti: The Night Masquerade by Nnedi Okorafor I enjoyed this last Binti story just as much as the previous two. Okorafor has created a fascinating world with an interesting clash of cultures and species. Binti herself, as in the previous two stories, is the point… Continue Reading “Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: Binti, Paper Girls, and A Wrinkle in Time”
I had mixed feelings about this book, although I can tell you that I read long into the night to finish it up (most books, even very good ones, put me to sleep pretty quickly). Crosstalk is a near-future book written by science fiction… Continue Reading “Review of Crosstalk by Connie Willis”
Last month I read the final book in two trilogies, and I began a new one (that is really an old one). I’ll start with the new one. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler Octavia Butler is such a fantastic writer. She wrote… Continue Reading “Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and V.E. Schwab”
It seems like I just made my fall TBR list, and here we are, mid-October with the year fading fast. I began October thinking “maybe I’ll just read whatever I want for the rest of the year.” Which is a nice idea, only I’ve… Continue Reading “Reading the Rest of the Year”
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