Book Review: The Caledonian Gambit, Dan Moren

Book Review: The Caledonian Gambit, Dan Moren Science Fiction: The Caledonian Gambit, Dan Moren   The Imperium was spreading inexorably through the galaxy. Earth was among the many systems under the thumb of Illyricum. Now, an unbeatable invasion force headed for Sabea. Eli Brody, one small part of that invasion force, was among the first through the […]

Book Review: Whereas, Layli Long Soldier

Book Review: Whereas, Layli Long Soldier Poetry Collection: Whereas, Layli Long Soldier   Whereas some words typically only appear in official government proclamations. Whereas the US Government issued an official apology to the Native American peoples. Whereas this happened quietly in 2010, without fanfare or participation by any tribal leaders. Whereas this apology carries no weight of […]

Book Review: Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan

Book Review: Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan Short Story Collection: Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan I’m not sure I have ever used the word “luscious” to describe a book before. I probably would not use it often. I will use it here. Shaun Tan’s Tales from the Inner City is luscious. Beautifully illustrated, […]

Book Review: Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, Adam Frank

Book Review: Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, Adam Frank   Nonfiction: Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, Adam Frank   Light of the Stars could possibly be described as “speculative science.” I don’t know whether that’s a legitimate literary category, but it […]

The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi The Interdependency, Book 2 Fiction: Consuming Fire, John Scalzi Emperox Grayland II is in deep. Most believe she is in over her head. She is the unexpected, unprepared ruler of the Interdependency, a series of worlds held together by their mutual need for each other and their connection through […]

Book Review: Heroine’s Journey, Sarah Kuhn

Book Review: Heroine’s Journey, Sarah Kuhn Book Review: Heroine’s Journey, Sarah Kuhn Book 3 of the Heroine Complex series   Bea Tanaka is not just the little sister of superheroine Evie Tanaka. She has super powers of her own: the ability to project emotions onto others and the ability to channel intense anger into a “sonic scream” […]

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng Fiction: Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng I went into Little Fires Everywhere blind. I had read no reviews. I had seen no summaries. I knew it was highly regarded: book of the year according to several sources, NY Times bestseller. Nothing, though, could have prepared me for just how good […]