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Driving the Deep by Suzanne Palmer

Read June 2020 Recommended for fans of submarines, space adventures!  ★     ★    ★     ★    1/2 Interesting that it has been sci-fi books in the past few years to really pull me out of my slump. Driving the Deep was … Continue reading

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Hugo 2019 Novelette Nominations

“If at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again” by Zen Cho Best Novelette nomination and Winner https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-try-try-again-by-zen-cho/ Sweet. A touch uneven but a solid heart. Chinese dragons, karma, transformation, all rolled in to a modernized version of a traditional … Continue reading

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Earthrise By M.C.A. Hogarth

Read March 2020 Recommended for fans of light sci-fi  ★     ★    ★ Taken for what it is, Earthrise is perfectly enjoyable. The captain of a ragtag ship with a mysterious benefactor has a favor called in–a rescue of … Continue reading

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The Last Human by Zack Jordan

Read March 2020 Recommended for fans of mindbending sci-fi  ★     ★    ★   The Last Human is an intriguing sci-fi debut that has a serious case of over-reach. When I began it, I knew nothing except the blurb and … Continue reading

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Sea Change by Nancy Kress

Read February 2020 Recommended for fans hope  ★     ★   1/2 Surprisingly, for all my years in sci-fi, I’ve never read Nancy Kress. I think it has often been a subject/person (me) mismatch, so when Tachyon Publications had a review … Continue reading

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Semiosis by Sue Burke. Or, Don’t Believe the Hype

Read February 2020 Recommended for ?  ★     ★     I need a good solid hate read in my life, or at least I need to find a book that doesn’t leave me with this much ambivalence. A buddy read … Continue reading

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Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Read January 2020 Recommended for genre mash-up  ★     ★     ★    1/2 A difficult book to rate.  A difficult book to rate.  Following a young person desperate to get off her residential planet, it has the distinctive voice … Continue reading

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House of Suns by Alastair Reynolds

Read January 2020 Recommended for Reynolds fans  ★     ★     Surprisingly uninteresting. (Un)profound thoughts on genre: every genre has its icons, and Reynolds seems to be one of science fiction’s favorites, with at least sixteen books and many, many, … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 70

  Read November 2019 Recommended for fantasy/sci-fi fans ★   ★    ★    Here’s what happened: “Welcome to the Medical Clinic…” is awesome enough that I thought I should stop reading it for free and decided to buy it’s … Continue reading

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Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather

Read November 2019 Recommended for fans of Chambers ★   ★    ★   ★  There’s something incredibly campy sounding about nuns in space. But this is less meme and more character study in the most unique space faring vehicle yet … Continue reading

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