2017 Reading Overview and Statistics

I read 167 books this year, which is about thirty less than last year. I’m not sure if there’s a reason for the decline, although I suspect that 167 is about normal for me and that 2016 was just a strangely high number of books read. Anyway, this post will be some statistics about my…

Favorite 2017 SFF Releases

While 2017 hasn’t been a great year in a lot of ways (oh so many ways), it has been a pretty good year for books. Especially science fiction and fantasy. As always, it’s incredibly hard to narrow it down to a list of favorites, but I’m giving it a go. All of these books are…

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.

10 Science Fiction Books with Queer Leads

Hello everyone! As part of Sci-Fi Month, I’ve decided to write a list of some of my favorite science fiction books with queer protagonists. These books contain protagonists who are bi, lesbian, ace, intersex, trans, or other LGBTQIAP+ identities and span subgenres from military science fiction to techno-thrillers to superheroes.

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.

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…

SFF Releases in the First Half of October 2017

October is a month chock full of splendid science fiction and fantasy releases. I cannot emphasis enough how many incredible books are being released. The quantity and quality are such that I’m breaking the month up to go over releases. I’ll have some catching up to do come November!

August and September 2017 SFF Releases

New books! I’m about at the end of the 2017 summer releases, so it’s time for a new list of upcoming science fiction and fantasy books. Here are some of the stories I’m excited about.

What TBR Pile Books Should I Take to College?

Hello everyone! It’s getting to be the time of year when I pack up my things and move back to Agnes Scott for the school year. Every year, this brings the question: which books will I take with me? I’ve found that in prior years, I’ve tended to bring too many books. Since I am…

10 Space Stories Written by Women

I was originally going to make this a list of female authored space operas, but then I started going down the rabbit hole of asking, “What books qualify as space operas?” Someday in the future, I may do a list that’s more specifically space operas, not just books set in space. First I’ll probably need…

Rainbow Reads: SFF Books for Pride Month

Despite the fact that I have a page on this blog dedicated to SFF books with LGBTQIAP+ protagonists, I figured it might be helpful to make a shorter list of queer SFF books for pride month. If you’re looking for a more expansive list or a particular identity, I direct you to the aforementioned page….