Throwback Thursday: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. ★★★ I first read The Hunger Games sometime in middle school. I remember liking it, but I never felt the need to go back and reread. Eventually I got rid of my copy. Flash forward to this year, when I become a course tutor for a first year seminar on gender and leadership…

Review of Extraction by BR Sanders

Extraction by B.R. Sanders.  ★★★ Extraction is a loose sequel to B.R. Sanders earlier fantasy novel, Resistance. When I say “loose,” I mean it. You don’t need to have read Resistance first, since Extraction mostly focuses on new characters. It’s also set in the same world as B.R. Sanders’ most popular work, Ariah. Rethnali is a young (and newly appointed) captain of a…

10 Science Fiction Books by Authors of Color

If there’s a canon of science fiction, it’s pretty overwhelmingly white. But those aren’t the only stories told, and white men aren’t the only people telling the stories. So as part of Sci-Fi Month, I’ve decided to put some focus on science fiction stories written by people of color.

Babylon’s Ashes Read Along Part Three

Welcome back to the Babylon’s Ashes read along! This week is covering chapters twenty-eight through forty-one, and the questions are provided by Allie of Tethyan Books. If you want to go join in, check over on the Goodreads group. To see my previous posts in the series, check the tag. Beware of spoilers from this point forward.

Review of Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Autonomous by Annalee Newitz. ★★★ Unfortunately, Autonomous did not live up to my hopes. This vision of the future is a corporate dystopia that’s sometimes a bit too eerily close to our lives today. After the creation of self aware AI’s, laws changed to allow them to be legally indentured until they’d worked off the price of their creation….

Review of Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey

Nemesis Games by James S.A. Corey. ★★★★1/2 Nemesis Games is hands down my favorite Expanse book yet. If you’re not familiar with this space opera series, head over to my review of the first book, Leviathan Wakes. With the opening of the Gate in Cibola Burn, humanity has begun to stream out of the solar system, to the stars beyond….

Review of Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter

Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter. ★★★1/2 For the last century, companies have been creating and exploiting gems — genetically modified people. Gems have recently been granted freedom from the corporations, but questions as to their legal status and place in society still have to be answered. The European Union is holding a conference to determine how the law…

Review of Tremontaine: “My Life for Your Life” by Tessa Gratton

Tremontaine: “My Life for Your Life” by Tessa Gratton. Season three, episode 6. Break out the party hats! Rafe say’s he’s done with Florian! Now let’s just hope he sticks to it and doesn’t get swayed by Florian’s pretty face again. I think it’s fairly likely Rafe will kept to his “no more Florian” vow. For…

Review of Artemis by Andy Weir

Artemis by Andy Weir. ★★★1/2 Confession: I didn’t finish The Martian. Look, I blame it on the audio book, okay? I might have done better if I’d read it as text. Anyway, the good news is that I got more enjoyment out of Andy Weir’s second novel, Artemis. Sure, it’s not without its flaws, but after a somewhat slow…

November 2017 SFF Short Fiction Part I

Hello everyone! While it is Sci-Fi Month, some of my short fiction reading for today ended up being fantasy. That being said, I have several excellent science fiction stories to share as well.