Nemesis Game Read Along Part Three

Finally, part three of the Nemesis Games read along is upon us! I’m so so excited to be able to dive back into this book. This week covers chapters twenty-six to thirty-eight and is hosted by Tethyan Books. Head over to the Goodreads group to see the other posts or join in yourself, and check the tag for all my prior…

Review of The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang

The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang. ★★★★1/2 TW: suicide ideation I loved this little novella. It’s got awesome things like giant raptors and flying nagas, but the real reason I love this story is the deep emotional heart of the protagonist overcoming her grief and choosing to live after the death of her daughter. I…

Throwback Thursday: The Gilda Stories by Jewelle L. Gomez

The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez. ★★★ Trigger warning: sexual assault  This collection of black lesbian vampire stories is more focused on the idea of immortality than vampire lore. The Girl was born a slave in the American South. She escapes and is on the run when a slave catcher finds her and tries to rape her;…

Tremontaine: “The Siege of Riverside” by Tessa Gratton

Tremontaine: “The Siege of Riverside” by Tessa Gratton. Season three, episode 2. If last episode focused mainly on the hill, episode two brings the center of attention back to Riverside. The city watch has retreated, leaving destruction in their wake, but they’re not gone for good. Instead, they’ve barricaded all the bridges into Riverside and…

Review of Weaver’s Lament by Emma Newman

Weaver’s Lament by Emma Newman. ★★★★ Weaver’s Lament is the second installment in a series of novellas set in a fantastical alternate history, where magic meets Victorian England. If your not familiar with the series, the first book is Brother’s Ruin. I would suggest reading the series in order. When Charlotte receives a letter from her brother Ben begging…

SFF Releases in Late 2017

Hello everyone! There’s been an amazing line up of science fiction and fantasy releases this fall, and it’s about time for another list. This will be the last book release round up until I start writing about 2018 books.

Nemesis Game Read Along Part Two

Nemesis Games is definitely shaping up to be my favorite Expanse book yet. And it’s hitting me right in the emotions! Before I dive in, let’s get the housekeeping out of the way. To join in or see everyone else’s posts, head over to the Goodreads group. To see my prior posts in The Expanse read along,…

Review of City of Betrayal by Claudie Arseneault

City of Betrayal by Claudie Arseneault. ★★★1/2 City of Betrayal is the sequel to City of Strife, a second-world political fantasy with an all queer cast. I recommend reading the series in order, as City of Betrayal picks up directly where the first book left off. Also, I’m not going to be able to avoid spoilers for the first book in…

Favorite Free SFF Short Story Venues

Not too long ago, I got asked for a list of venues for free science fiction and fantasy short stories. Most of what I read comes from recommendations on twitter or blogs that I then bookmark into my browser to read later. I don’t tend to read any issue in its entirety, instead jumping around…

Throwback Thursday: The Riven Shield by Michelle West

The Riven Shield by Michelle West. ★★★ Trigger warning: rape I have returned to Michelle West’s Sun Sword series! This epic fantasy series starts with The Broken Crown and contains plenty of well written female characters. It’s also got what I think of as an older fantasy book style, with fairly dense prose, tons of characters, and battles between…

Review of Tremontaine: “Ambition” by Ellen Kushner

Tremontaine: “Ambition” by Ellen Kushner. Season three: Episode 1. Tremontaine season three is live, and I’m going to be reviewing it episode by episode! If you’re not familiar with Tremontaine, it’s a fabulous queer fantasy of manners serial story set in Ellen Kushner’s Riverside. Picture political, sword fights, and a primarily LGBTQ cast. I do think it’s a…