Waiting on Wednesdays: Exhalation

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme where I post about an upcoming book that excites me. It’s currently hosted by the blog Wishful Endings.

Author Interview: Hal Schrieve on Out of Salem

Hal Schrieve’s Out of Salem is one of my favorite debuts of 2019. If you love queer fantasy, this is a book you need to read! It comes out on March 26th. Until then, I’m thrilled to bring you this interview with Hal Schrieve where I talk with hir about the inspiration behind Out of Salem, writing a…

Review of The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson

The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson. ★★★★ TW: sexual assault (in a flashback) How do I even describe this book? Let’s start with the basics. The Rosewater Insurrection is the sequel to Tade Thompson’s astounding “aliens invade Nigeria” novel, Rosewater. If you haven’t read Rosewater, you need to get on that ASAP! And I would highly recommend reading Rosewater before you read The…

February 2019 Monthly Recap

Hello everyone! How’s your February going? Mine’s going fairly well, even if I never got around to making a post for aromantic awareness week. I felt like I had two options — write a list post (which I’ve already done) or write some sort of personal essay (which would be a lot of emotional work)….

Philosophy and Science Fiction: The Murderbot Diaries

Hello everyone! I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this, but I’m in a class on the philosophy of science fiction. And I wrote my first assignment on Martha Wells’ The Murderbot Diaries! I thought it might be of interest, so I decided to share it here.

Review of Feed by Mira Grant

Feed by Mira Grant. ★★★★ I’ve generally found Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant’s books to be hit or miss but oh WOW was Feed a hit. Twenty years after a zombie apocalypse swept the world, zombies are the new normal. Life has moved on. Sure, most people don’t go out in public anymore, but there’s a (dangerous) career path for journalists…

Breaking the Bubble: Non-SFF Reading in February

I’ve been trying to read some books outside of science fiction and fantasy to get a feel for other genres. I don’t want to spend the time it would take to write full reviews for these books, so I decided to make a roundup series of mini-reviews I’m calling “Breaking the Bubble.” This month includes…

Review of Transcendent: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction

Transcendent: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction edited by K.M. Szpara. ★★★1/2 This inaugural anthology collects the best transgender science fiction and fantasy short stories of 2015. I’ve been wanting to pick it up ever since I saw the author line-up; there’s a ton of great trans authors working in science fiction and fantasy, and this…

SFF New Releases in Spring 2019

Are you ready for a new list of upcoming science fiction and fantasy books to be excited about? I sure am! The titles here are only a hint at the riches in store for March, April, and May. Thankfully, I have Waiting on Wednesday posts to pick up the slack. I’m also trying something a…