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A Fire Upon the Deep Book Review

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge Book Review

A Fire Upon the Deep is the first book in the Zones of Thought series, a triumphant science-fiction masterpiece that forever marked Vernor Vinger as a leader in space operas. It’s an older book that was pushed upon me by several fellow lovers of science fiction and now that I’ve read it, I feel like…

The Book of Strange New Things

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber Book Review

The Book of Strange New Things is a microscopic look at two people, a husband and wife, who separately bear witness to the end of the world and the birth of another. With interstellar distance between them, faith and devotion are pushed to the limits. In this science-fiction novel, humanity is cast as the main…

Ancillary Sword Book Review

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie Book Review

Ancillary Sword is the second book in the Imperial Radch series, an intergalactic saga featuring an imperialist, AI-controlled empire and a genderless society by way of words. The human and ancillary citizens aren’t biologically genderless, but do not use male identifiers. Everyone is “she”, “her”, “sister”, and “mother” as customary in the controlling Radch empire….

Cherry Pickers and Liquid Gambit Book Review

Cherry Pickers & Liquid Gambit by Bonnie Milani Book Review

Bonnie Milani is one of my favorite indie authors. She is the author of Home World, a science fiction novel that absolutely blew me away and solidified Milani as one of my favorite authors to watch. Cherry Pickers & Liquid Gambit are two short stories, one rising from the species who inhabited the universe in…

Unravel Me Book Review

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi Book Review

Unravel Me is the second in Mafi’s Shatter Me series, a young adult dystopia filled with science fiction, paranormal powers, and bittersweet romance. This review will contain spoilers for the first book in the series in case you have this one still on your to-read list. Harper Collins | Kindle Edition | 2013 | 480…

City of Mirrors Book Review

The City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin Book Review

The City of Mirrors concludes The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin, an epic saga on the struggle for mankind, humanity, and a fight against extinction. In the futuristic landscape of a barren world, the remaining survivors of a pandemic that unleashed lab-engineered vampires into North America fight to stay alive by killing the source. The main story line…

Golden Son Book Review

Golden Son by Pierce Brown Book Review

Darrow the Helldiver is back in Golden Son, the second book in the Red Rising series by Pierce Brown. You might have heard of this series; it was popular before it even became published with reviewers actually begging for advance review copies. I was lucky enough to get a copy of Red Rising before it hit…

Horde by Ann Aguirre

Horde by Ann Aguirre Book Review

Horde is the finale in the Razorland series by Ann Aguirre, a young adult, post-apocalyptic trilogy featuring zombie-like creatures and battered towns of survivors which dot the eastern seaboard of the former United States. It also features a very strong Katniss-like female protagonist, but unlike Katniss – she lives to fight. Enclave (Razorland #1) Book Review Outpost…

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