Book Review: Orleans, Sherri L. Smith

Book Review: Orleans, Sherri L. Smith Science Fiction: Orleans, Sherri L. Smith Hurricanes Katrina and Rita were only the beginning. Sea levels rose, hurricanes came with increasing force and frequency, and by the mid-2020s New Orleans and most of the south had been abandoned. Then came the plague, Delta Fever, which forced the remainder of the United […]

Book Review: No One Is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts

Book Review: No One Is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts   Fiction: No One Is Coming to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts Ava wants a child. Desperately. Achingly. Approaching her late 30s, married for many years to Henry, all she can think about is how much she wants to become a mother. Sylvia, Ava’s mother, […]

Book Review: Unnatural Selection, Katrina van Grouw

Book Review: Unnatural Selection, Katrina van Grouw Nonfiction Science: Unnatural Selection, Katrina van Grouw   Unnatural Selection is a beautiful book. Oversized, coffee-table style, Unnatural Selection’s first impression grabs you. Katrina van Grouw has illustrated the text with her own line drawings, and she is an impressive artist. Her degree is in art, she has experience as a curator […]

Book Review: Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth, Chris Stringer

Book Review: Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth, Chris Stringer Nonfiction Science: Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth, Chris Stringer   Chris Stringer’s book Lone Survivors (outside the USA this book is titled The Origin of Our Species) takes a long look at the theories behind […]

Book Review: The Brightest Fell, Seanan McGuire

Book Review: The Brightest Fell, October Daye series #11, Seanan McGuire Urban Fantasy: The Brightest Fell: October Daye series #11, Seanan McGuire October Daye is part human and part fae. A “changeling,” she constantly lives with one foot in the mortal world and one foot in the fae kingdoms. After years of trying to balance between these worlds, she finally […]

Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans

Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans   Book Series Review: Faye Longchamp Series: Artifacts, and Findings, Mary Anna Evans   Artifacts is a solid debut novel from Mary Anna Evans. Originally published in 2003, this introduction of the character Faye Longchamp won some awards and began a series that continues still.   Faye […]