Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers

Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, Wayfarers Book 3, 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 […]

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, Wayfarers Book 2, 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 […]

Book Review: The Caledonian Gambit, Dan Moren

Book Review: The Caledonian Gambit, Dan Moren Science Fiction: The Caledonian Gambit, Dan Moren   The Imperium was spreading inexorably through the galaxy. Earth was among the many systems under the thumb of Illyricum. Now, an unbeatable invasion force headed for Sabea. Eli Brody, one small part of that invasion force, was among the first through the […]

Book Review: The Consuming Fire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Consuming Fire, The Interdependency Book 2, John Scalzi Science Fiction: Consuming Fire, John Scalzi Emperox Grayland II is in deep. Most believe she is in over her head. She is the unexpected, unprepared ruler of the Interdependency, a series of worlds held together by their mutual need for each other and their connection […]

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: Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn

Book Review: Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn Science Fiction: Heroine Complex, Sarah Kuhn Heroine Complex is funny, smart, and snarky. Any book that starts with the protagonist dodging an attack by a demonically-possessed cupcake with teeth stands out from the crowd. There are certain tropes familiar to fantasy-genre fans. Flying killer pastries? Not so much.   Sarah Kuhn […]

Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi

Book Review: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi Science Fiction: The Collapsing Empire, John Scalzi *2018 LOCUS AWARD WINNER OF BEST SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL* *2018 HUGO AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL*   “The Interdependency,” a galactic empire spanning dozens of far-flung human settlements, has stood for a thousand years. The descendants of Earth long ago discovered how to access […]

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi

Book Review: Head On, John Scalzi Science Fiction/Mystery: Head On, John Scalzi Fans of John Scalzi’s previous novel Lock In will be delighted with this 2017 sequel. Head On features the return of FBI agent Chris Shane, his partner Leslie Vann, and the world of the “Hadens,” people who have survived a usually fatal illness only […]

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. […]