Tag: science fiction

Review: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

I wasn’t sure I’d like this book at first.  I don’t love science fiction that focuses too much on technology at the expense of character development, and this book features a high-tech robot as a main character. I read it because I needed a… Continue Reading “Review: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz”

50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women

Recently, BookRiot posted this list of 50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women. https://bookriot.com/2019/07/25/fantasy-books-by-women/.  Like most readers, I love a good list, and I’ve read a lot of the books on this list.  If you’re a fantasy reader and you’re looking for a few good books,… Continue Reading “50 Must-Read Fantasy Books by Women”

Reading the Hugo Nominees: Time to Vote!

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!”

Reading the Hugo Nominees

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”

Review: Ghostwritten by David Mitchell

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”

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: All Systems Red, Ms. Marvel, and Labyrinth Lost

Instead of reading the series I’m already into, I started three more series last month.  All worth checking out, but at the top of my list goes this novella: All Systems Red by Martha Wells The first novella in the Murderbot series, it’s won… Continue Reading “Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: All Systems Red, Ms. Marvel, and Labyrinth Lost”

Review of After Atlas by Emma Newman

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”

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: Binti, Paper Girls, and A Wrinkle in Time

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”

Review of Crosstalk by Connie Willis

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”

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews: Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and V.E. Schwab

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”

Reading the Rest of the Year

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”

The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price

Last month I wrote about Daniel Price and an article he wrote in Literary Hub about developing strong, non-sexist female characters and how he responded to criticism of his novel The Flight of the Silvers.  After he solicited additional input from one of his… Continue Reading “The Song of the Orphans by Daniel Price”

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