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 […]

Blog Tour: Trinity, Patrick Morgan with David Kidger

Book Review: Trinity, Of Cauldron Born Book 1, Patrick Morgan with David Kidger   Science Fiction: Trinity, Of Cauldron Born Book 1, Patrick Morgan with David Kidger Blog Tour May 21, 2021   Root and Hex are mysterious machines, discovered abandoned many years before by a long-forgotten people. They sit in a basement where they communicate with […]

Blog Tour: Screams from the Void, Anne Tibbets

Book Review: Screams from the Void, Anne Tibbets   Science Fiction: Screams from the Void, Anne Tibbets Blog Tour May 21, 2021   Where to start? The “Demeter” has been in space for nearly two years, gathering plant samples from distant planets to study on Earth. Ensign Reina for one is happy they are nearly done. Her […]