Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Book Review: Colonyside, by Michael Mammay

For awhile now, I’ve been reading more ebooks than paper ones. It’s something I never would have thought of years ago, but honestly the convenience offered by library apps like Libby and Overdrive make it wonderfully easy to snag an ebook or audiobook to read at my convenience. A phone takes up even less space …

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Book Review: Machine, by Elizabeth Bear

Elizabeth Bear is an author I’ve been … tangentially aware of for awhile, as I keep on seeing her name get bandied about. It helps that she’s really prolific, having written dozens of novels over the years. Also apparently she married Scott Lynch back in 2016, so good for them? In any case, I didn’t …

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Book Review: Hard Reboot, by Django Wexler

There are countless books about spaceships, or time machines, or dragons, or any other fantastical means of transportation. But there are a scarce few books (at least that I’m aware of) about giant robots. And even most of the ones I have stumbled across have been tie-ins to established media properties like Robotech, Gundam, Battletech, …

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Book Review: Starsight, by Brandon Sanderson

So! After reading N.K. Jemisin’s The City We Became, I was in the mood for something a bit … lighter. And hey look, it’s Brandon Sanderson! That guy’s usually good for some punchy adventure, right? The funny thing is, I actually started reading Starsight nearly a year ago, but general pandemic malaise kept me from …

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Book Review: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars, by Christopher Paolini

So! As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting as many reviews as I used to in my prime. Part of this is due to the expected apocalyptic pandemic malaise, and also part of it has been the fact that I’ve been trying to get through To Sleep in a Sea of Stars for …

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Book Review: Grounded! by Chris Claremont

Man, it’s been awhile since I read something with a spaceship on the cover. So, I went rummaging around in my to-read pile, and found a good ol’ dollar-bin paperback. One by famed X-men writer Chris Claremont, no less! Grounded! is actually a sequel to Claremont’s previous novel, First Flight. I’ve got vague memories of …

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Book Review: Gideon the Ninth, by Tamsyn Muir

So I’m kind of getting into the swing of reading for pleasure on a regular basis again. Yay? In any case, I’d heard a lot of buzz about Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth, including Nebula & Hugo nominations. And, more importantly, I had a bunch of friends who enjoyed the book, so I figured I’d …

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Book Review: Behind the Throne, by K.B. Wagers

And now, we’re back to pulpy sci-fi books with spaceships on the cover! Or, well, women with laser guns on the cover. Close enough. Don’t let that well-designed cover fool you, however. K.B. Wagers’ Behind the Throne is as pulpy an adventure as anything by Baen— and I mean that in the best possible sense. …

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Book Review: Finder, by Suzanne Palmer

Happy Holidays! To all, like, dozen of you reading this blog. And even then I may be a little generous. Still! It’s nearing the end of the year, which means it’s time to get caught up on book reviews I’ve fallen a little behind on. See, I actually read Finder before I read that Witcher …

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Book Review: Grand Central Arena, by Ryk E. Spoor

And for this week’s book review, it’s time for a trip to the Baen Free Library! It’s like the e-book equivalent of the dollar paperback bin. Only, uh, free, I guess. Because sometimes you’re just in the mood for punchy sci-fi with a terrible cover. Ryk E. Spoor’s Grand Central Arena is, of course, the …

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