Review of Bookburners: “O’er the Deep Blue Sea” by Margaret Dunlap

Bookburners: “O’er the Deep Blue Sea” by Margaret Dunlap. Season Four: Episode 6. I’ve realized that I haven’t spent a whole lot of time talking about Grace/Sal and queer representation in Bookburners. Today’s episode has a lot of Grace and Sal’s relationship, and I have thoughts to share! But before I get into it, here’s the…

Review of Bookburners: “Hell Gate Bridge” by Brian Francis Slattery

Bookburners: “Hell Gate Bridge” by Brian Francis Slattery. Season four, episode 5. So much happened in this episode. Like, way more than I expected! I was all like, “Oh yes, this is where the episode will end and this plot thread will be picked up next episode.” And then more happened! So this episode was…

Review of Bookburners: “Man About Town” by Andrea Phillips

Bookburners: “Man About Town” by Andrea Phillips. Season four, episode 4. So… what now? The big plot arc of the last few weeks has been resolved, and Team Three doesn’t have any pressing goals. I mean, besides the general, “save the world” thing, which it’s hard to come up with a concrete plan for. Oh,…

Review of Born to the Blade Season One

Born to the Blade by Michael R. Underwood, Marie Brennan, Malka Older, Cassandra Khaw. ★★★★ Born to the Blade is a political fantasy way up high in the sky, where humanity lives on floating islands and casts magic by inscribing signals with swords. Born to the Blade is also a serial story produced by Serial Box, which specializes…

Review of Bookburners: “Alexander Norse” by Margaret Dunlap

Bookburners: “Alexander Norse” by Margaret Dunlap. Season four: episode 3. In the newest episode of Bookburners, the murder investigation continues. Welcome back to my weekly Bookburners reviews! If you’re not familiar with Bookburners, it’s an urban fantasy serial story written by an amazing team of authors. Also, since I’m not several seasons in, this is not the place to…

Review of Bookburners: “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” by Mur Lafferty

Bookburners: “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” by Mur Lafferty. Season four: episode 2. This week’s Bookburners‘ episode picks up where the last one left off… quit reading now if you don’t want spoilers! I believe that a good sequel should expand the story — both the relationships between characters as well as the world itself. That goes as…

Review of Bookburners: “Body Problems” by Max Gladstone

Bookburners: “Body Problems” by Max Gladstone. Season Four: Episode 1. Bookburners is back, and I couldn’t be more thrilled! The end of Season Three left me with so many questions, as well as making some plot choices I adore and have always wanted to see happen in a fantasy. Actually, I’m going to start talking about it. So…

Serial Box Updates! Tremontaine! Bookburners!

Remember how I reviewed each episode of season three Tremontaine and Bookburners? Well, they’ve now been bundled together into omnibuses! Head over to the Serial Box site for more information. Seasons one of Tremontaine, Bookburners, and ReMade are also going to be on sale through April 5th. I’m not that familiar with ReMade (though I know it’s young adult science fiction),…

Review of Tremontaine: “A City’s Favor”

Tremontaine: “A City’s Favor” by Racheline Maltese, Tessa Gratton, Joel Derfner, Karen Lord, Ellen Kushner, and Paul Witcover. Season three, episode 13. Welcome to the final episode of Tremontaine, season three. It’s been one heck of a ride, and I’m going to miss these weekly posts. Before I get too weepy about the end of the…

Review of Tremontaine: “Surrounded” by Joel Derfner

Tremontaine: “Surrounded” by Joel Derner. Season three, episode 12. “Surrounded” may very well be my favorite episode of season three. Unless episode thirteen pulls out some really spectacular moves, that is. The action of “Surrounded” centers around an attack on Rafe’s school.  The university students who’ve been graffiti his walls and breaking his windows have…