Review of Tiamat’s Wrath by James S.A. Corey

Tiamat’s Wrath by James S.A. Corey. ★★★★★ Tiamat’s Wrath destroyed me. How the heck am I supposed to review it? And without spoilers??? It’s a nigh impossible task, but I’ll give it my best go. Before diving into the nitty-gritty, I need to note that Tiamat’s Wrath is book eight in a nine book series. YOU MUST READ THE…

Review of A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine. ★★★★ A Memory Called Empire is sure to be one of the standout sci-fi debuts of 2019, and I can totally see where the comparisons to Ancillary Justice are coming from. Ambassador Mahit Dzmare’s small station wants to maintain its independence from the ever-ravenous Teixcalaanli Empire, which is constantly conquering and expanding…

Review of Mutiny at Vesta by R.E. Stearns

Mutiny at Vesta by R.E. Stearns. ★★★1/2 Mutiny at Vesta is the sequel to Barbary Station, a sci-fi novel where badass lesbian space pirates fight a rogue AI. While you could theoretically read Mutiny at Vesta without having read Barbary Station first, I still suggest picking up Barbary Station. Also, there’s legit no way I can avoid spoilers for Barbary Station in this review. You have…

Review of Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport

Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport. ★★★★ I really loved this book! It was just so much fun. My biggest problem is that so few people have read it! So go out and get yourself a copy immediately. Oichi’s parents are rebels. At an early age, they provide her with illegal, implanted technology that lets her access all…

Review of Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee. ★★★★ What am I going to do with my life now that this series is over? I suppose I’m left with no choice but to read everything else Yoon Ha Lee ever writes. Revenant Gun is the third and final book in Lee’s  military space opera, The Machineries of Empire trilogy. I…

Review of The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard

The Tea Master and the Detective by Aliette de Bodard. ★★★1/2 Are you interested reading a gender-bent version of Sherlock Holmes? Where Watson is also a sentient spaceship? Then I suggest you get yourself a copy of The Tea Master and the Detective, a novella by Aliette de Bodard. The Shadow’s Child has lost most of her family and…

Review of Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey

Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey. ★★★★ Are you reading the Expanse series? Yes? Good. No? Well, maybe you should reconsider. Seven books in, and the Expanse is still going strong. A lot of times series start to loose their way or collapse under their own weight. But the Expanse clearly has an end goal in mind,…

Review of The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt

The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt. ★★★★ It feels like forever since I’ve had so much fun with a book! Callie and the rest of the crew of The White Raven exist far out on the edge of the solar system, doing salvage runs and acting as the closest thing to a police force. Then on a routine salvage…

Throwback Thursday: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. ★★★ Scalzi’s books can be hit or miss for me, but at least I always find them to be fairly entertaining. On his 75th birthday, John Perry visits his wife’s grave. Then, he signs up to join the Colonial Defense Force, the military branch that protects all of human space from…