Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper, S.A. Chakraborty

Book Review: The Kingdom of Copper, The Daevebad Trilogy, Book 2, S. A. Chakraborty Fantasy: The Kingdom of Copper, The Daevebad Trilogy, Book 2, S.A. Chakraborty   S.A. Chakraborty’s debut novel, The City of Brass, was one of the most highly honored fantasy novels of 2017. Her 2019 sequel, The Kingdom of Copper, continues the […]

Book Review: The Mortal Word, Genevieve Cogman

Book Review: The Mortal Word, The Invisible Library Book 5, Genevieve Cogman Fantasy Series: The Mortal Word, The Invisible Library Book 5, Genevieve Cogman   The Invisible Library has become one of my favorite series, and a new book by Genevieve Cogman is a delight I look forward to enjoying as often as it comes. […]

Book Review: Semiosis, Sue Burke

Book Review: Semiosis, Sue Burke Science Fiction: Semiosis, Sue Burke Semiosis is a beautifully written, deeply thoughtful book tracking several generations of humans colonizing a new planet. Sue Burke has created a richly imagined world full of intriguing characters trying to figure out how to live together with each other and with the dominant sentient […]

Book Review: Heads of the Colored People, Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Book Review: Heads of the Colored People, Nafissa Thompson-Spires Story Collection: Heads of the Colored People, Nafissa Thompson-Spires Heads of the Colored People is a powerful collection of short stories exploring concepts of identity, class, race, body-image, and love among African Americans. Sometimes funny, sometimes gut-wrenching, always provocative, Nafissa Thompson-Spires uses powerful and piercing language […]

Book Review: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor

Book Review: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor Fantasy: Akata Witch, Nnedi Okorafor   “My name is Sunny Nwazue and I confuse people.”   That may be one of the best lines I’ll ever read introducing a character. Sunny is many things. An American girl growing up in Nigeria, the daughter of two Igbo parents. An albino. And as […]