Book Review: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse Fantasy: Trail of Lightning, Rebecca Roanhorse Southwest tribes are known for their traditional weaving skills. I have no idea whether Rebecca Roanhorse can whip out a rug or a blanket on a loom, but when it comes to weaving together Navajo folklore, dystopian sci fi, and kickass adventure, her creation belongs […]

Book Review: A Book Without Dragons, Olivia Berrier

Book Review: A Book Without Dragons, Olivia Berrier Science Fiction: A Book Without Dragons, Olivia Berrier The year is 2054, and the world is falling apart. All technology has become dependent upon the “Unitime” satellites. Clocks, GPS, cell phones, the Internet, even the thermometers in smart coffee cups rely on the Unitime satellites for their accuracy and coordination. […]

Book Review: There There, Tommy Orange

Book Review: There There, Tommy Orange Fiction: Book Review: There There, Tommy Orange   I have never read anything like There There before, and I am not the same person I was before reading it. There There is breathtaking. Shattering. Compelling. Devastating. Tommy Orange rips into American life with a ferocity built through centuries of oppression. I am […]

Book Review: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier

Book Review: Storm Shelter, Persephone Smith series, J.L. Delozier Mystery & Thriller: Storm Shelter, J.L. Delozier Storm Shelter is a prequel novel to J.L. Delozier’s debut thriller, Type and Cross. Protagonist Persephone “Seph” Smith is a psychologist with the V.A. She also gets deployed during emergencies to crisis areas. A pending hurricane sends her from her home […]

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood

Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood Book Series Review: MaddAddam Trilogy, Margaret Atwood MaddAddam Trilogy: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam   What can be said about Margaret Atwood that has not already been said? Winner of the Booker Prize, perennial finalist for the Nobel Prize for Literature, author of poetry, fiction, non-fiction. […]

Book Review: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi SciFi Mystery: The Dispatcher, John Scalzi   Part fantasy, part science fiction, part mystery, and all Scalzi. The Dispatcher is set in a near future when the rules of death have changed. People no longer die violently. For reasons no one understands, with no warning or preparation, violent death just stopped. […]

Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi

Book Review: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi Science Fiction: Metatropolis, Edited by John Scalzi   Imagine a future where cities are built on the remnants of the cities we know. Portland/Seattle/Vancouver have merged to become “Cascadia.” These meta cities transcend national boundaries and have cultures, alliances, and citizenships of their own, sometimes coming at the expense of […]