Book Review: A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine

Book Review: A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine   Science Fiction: A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine Hugo Award Winner   Science fiction writers come to the genre from a variety of backgrounds. Often they are science based, but perhaps more often they are not. Storytellers can learn their craft from many different teachers, and […]

Book Review: The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz

Book Review: The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz   Science Fiction: The Future of Another Timeline, Annalee Newitz   What do you get when you put a distinguished science writer, a brilliant historian, a futurist, a feminist and queer advocate, and a sci fi novelist (and probably some other credentials I’ve overlooked) into the […]

Book Review: In the Event of Contact, Ethel Rohan

Book Review: In the Event of Contact, Ethel Rohan   Short Story Collection: In the Event of Contact, Ethel Rohan   The short story is an underappreciated art form. When done well, it carries the emotional impact of a boxer’s sweeping left hook. Novels and even novellas take time to develop. Their impact builds and […]

Blog Tour: Maltese Steel, Stuart Field

Book Review: Maltese Steel, John Steel Book 5, Stuart Field Thriller: Maltese Steel, John Steel Book 5, Stuart Field Blog Tour May 28, 2021   John Steel gets a phone call that none of us would want to receive. His goddaughter, a young woman in her twenties, has died in Malta. The police investigation is leaning […]

Blog Tour: The Assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl

Book Review: The Assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett Book Review: The Assistant, Kjell Ola Dahl, translated by Don Bartlett Blog Tour May 28, 2021   Set in Norway between the World Wars, The Assistant is a gripping and complex story that is part detective novel, part spy thriller, part historical fiction, and […]