Book Series Review: The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells

Book Series Review: The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells       Science Fiction Series: The Murderbot Diaries, Martha Wells Winner of Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Awards   Sometimes all a bot wants to do is watch its videos. You know, kick back, have some “me” time, alone, away from all humans, and just watch hour […]

Book Review: Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse

Book Review: Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse Science Fiction: Storm of Locusts, Rebecca Roanhorse It is not often that I anticipate a new book as eagerly as I awaited Storm of Locusts, and Rebecca Roanhorse does not disappoint. In this sequel to Trail of Lightning, Maggie (known to some as a “Monsterslayer” and to others […]

Book Review: Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee

Book Review: Zeroboxer, Fonda Lee Carr “The Raptor” Luka is a young and rising star in the violent sport of “zeroboxing,” a zero gravity form of cage fighting popular on Earth, Luna, and Mars. Luka is everything a marketer could want. Blessed with good looks, character, personality, a rags-to-riches life story, incredible talent and a […]

Book Review: Ball Lightning, Liu Cixin

Book Review: Ball Lightning, Liu Cixin (translated by Joel Martinsen) Science Fiction: Ball Lightning, Liu Cixin (translated by Joel Martinsen) The day Chen turned fourteen his life changed forever. As his family celebrated, a storm struck the family’s house. A ball of lightning came in, destroying his t-shirt but leaving him uninjured and his other […]

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: Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Mira Grant

Book Review: Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Mira Grant Science Fiction: Kingdom of Needle and Bone, Mira Grant Morris Disease was named after the first victim, little Lisa Morris, age 8. A variant of measles, Morris Disease is highly contagious, often fatal, and has the additional terrible feature of resetting the body’s immune system. Anyone […]

Book Review: The Fated Sky, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal

Book Review: The Fated Sky, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal Science Fiction: The Fated Sky, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal In this sequel to The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal continues the story of Elma York, the “Lady Astronaut.” The Fated Sky tells how York came to be assigned to the first mission […]

Book Review: The Calculating Stars, Mary Robinette Kowal

Book Review: The Calculating Stars, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal Science Fiction: The Calculating Stars, A Lady Astronaut Novel, Mary Robinette Kowal Shortly after reading this novel, I tweeted, “I am in love with the main character and the author. Luckily my wife is the understanding type.” The Calculating Stars is an achingly beautiful story, […]

Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, Becky Chambers

Book Review: Record of a Spaceborn Few, 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 The Long Way to […]