Book Review: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal

Book Review: The Calculating Stars, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal Science Fiction: The Calculating Stars, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal Shortly after reading this novel, I tweeted, “I am in love with the main character and the author. Luckily my wife is the understanding type.” The Calculating Stars is an achingly beautiful story, […]

Book Review: Sparrow Hill Road, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: Sparrow Hill Road, Book 1 Ghost Roads Series, Seanan McGuire Fantasy Short Story Collection: Sparrow Hill Road, Book 1 Ghost Roads Series, Seanan McGuire Rose Marshall wants to avoid being killed. Again. She was killed once already, in 1952, run off of Sparrow Hill Road in Michigan, and since has wandered the roads as a “hitcher,” a […]

Book Review: Midnight Riot, Ben Aaronovitch

Book Review: Midnight Riot, Rivers of London Book 1, Ben Aaronovitch Urban Fantasy: Midnight Riot, Rivers of London Book 1, Ben Aaronovitch Sometimes we get asked, “How do you pick the books to read/review?” A lot of times it is from other readers and reviewers. Often it is books nominated for different awards. If we like one […]

Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers

Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, Wayfarers Book 3, Becky Chambers When a fictional world is well crafted, returning to it becomes an absolute delight. Becky Chambers’ Record of a Spaceborn Few is her third foray into the world she created originally in The Long Way to […]

Book Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers

Book Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers Book Review: The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Wayfarers Book 1, Becky Chambers The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is a fun but thoughtful journey with the crew of the Wayfarer, a ship that bores wormholes through space to allow ships […]

Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers

Book Review: A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers Science Fiction Series: A Closed and Common Orbit Wayfarers Book 2, Becky Chambers   Most people do not get to choose their own names. Gamers and artists and writers may opt for names of their own, but they are generally the exceptions. It’s fun to think, though, that […]

Book Review: Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College, Roger L. Williams

Book Review: Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College, Roger L. Williams Nonfiction:Evan Pugh’s Penn State: America’s Model Agricultural College, Roger L. Williams   Evan Pugh never went to college as an undergraduate, but earned a doctorate in chemistry. He never served in political office, but was a force behind the passing of the land-grant bill […]

Book Review: Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente

Book Review: Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente Science Fiction: Space Opera, Catherynne M. Valente If Doug Adams and Keith Laumer and David Bowie and James Joyce somehow shared a night of passion with a word processor that produced a science fiction cum Eurovision tribute novel featuring the absurdity and satire and fun and glam and extraordinaryrunonsentencesandportmanteaus of […]

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Rachel Chu & Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan

Recipe & Review: Teatime with Rachel Chu & Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan      Book Series Review: Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians China Rich Girlfriend Rich People Problems August 2018 welcomed the first major Hollywood film set in modern times staring a predominately Asian cast since Amy Tan’s […]