Category Archives: Science fiction

One Day All This Will Be Yours by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Read January 2023 Recommended for  ★    ★   ★    ★    1/2 All you need to understand is that this was published March 2021, which means it was written end of 2020. Yes, that 2020. You know, the one … Continue reading

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Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes

Read December 2022 Recommended for fans of light horror ★    ★    ★    1/2 I am a horror pansy. Not my genre. But I am a sucker for chicks-in-space, and after I read more than a few reviews … Continue reading

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Rules of Redemption by T.A. White

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of Ilona Andrews ★    ★    1/2 Short version: what seems like a space-faring buddy flick turns into a court-intrigue romance novel with a deathly Mary Sue. It feels a great deal like … Continue reading

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Hunt the Stars by Jessie Mihalik

Read December 2022 Recommended for fans of Ilona Andrews ★    ★    ★   ★   Fun and well-done example of the genre. There’s not a lot of substance to it, but honestly, it met the goal for sheer entertainment. What … Continue reading

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Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty

Finished September 2022 Recommended for fans ★   1/2  Super-cool premise, super-soft execution. Good memories of Lafferty’s Six Wakes led me to requesting Station Eternity. Sadly, time seems to have increased ambition without accompanying skill. Six Wakes was a fun, locked-room–of … Continue reading

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Artifact Space by Miles Cameron

Read July 2022 Recommended for fans of space flight ★   ★   ★   ★ Hey, guess what? It turns out I can still read overly long books and enjoy them! I mean, it’s not that amazing–I did read Doors of Eden, … Continue reading

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A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Read August 2022 Recommended for Pollyannas of all genders ★   ★   ★   ★ I want to live in Becky Chamber’s world. I’m not dragging on them, really, I’m not. But the world in Psalm is genial, and comforting and almost–may … Continue reading

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The Outskirter’s Secret by Rosemary Kirstein

Read May 2022 Recommended  ★   ★   ★   ★    It only took me two months to finish, which probably counts as some kind of personal record for category of Book-I-Actually-Liked-Even-Though. The ‘even-though’ was the kicker, clearly. Kirstein writes an interesting … Continue reading

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You Sexy Thing by Cat Rambo

Read March 2022 Recommended, I guess ★   ★    1/2 First of all, let me do the completely expected and take a moment out of my day and note how Goodreads has completely failed to live up to its function … Continue reading

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Thin Air by Richard Morgan. Not very thin at all.

Read February 2022 Recommended for Morgan fans ★   ★  ★  ★  Brutal and twisty.  Three weeks later, I’m left thinking I liked it, but in the way one likes junk food or quick and dirty sex (which no doubt comes … Continue reading

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