Category Archives: Science fiction

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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The Steerswoman by Rosemary Kirstein

Read February 2022 Recommended for fans of the scientific method ★   ★  ★  1/2 This is one of those books that I wish I had found when it was published in 1989, or even in the following decades. I would … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Forsaken Stars by Lina Rather

Read January 2022 Recommended for fans of the Sisters ★   ★  ★  1/2 I was going to say something about how this mostly feels like a thoughtful character study, with a little bit of plot thrown in, until I was … Continue reading

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Provenance by Ann Leckie

Read December, 2021 Recommended for people who don’t want to commit to the trilogy ★   ★     1/2   Note to self: Probably you should write a review right after you finish reading, no matter how uninspired you may find … Continue reading

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Far From the Light of Heaven by Tade Thompson

Read December, 2021 Recommended for ? ★   ★    If there is any hook guaranteed to make me sit up and pay attention these days, it’s the futuristic mystery-in-space. After the peaks and valleys of the Rosewater series, I wasn’t … Continue reading

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