Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I admit, I picked up this book because I heard there was a Cat / Alien Blood story in it that I had not read. Cat is one of my favourite characters, a love from my youth. I first encountered Cat […]Read more "Book Review: Phoenix in the Ashes by Joan D. Vinge"
A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’m always up for a good Weird Western, always up for interesting LGBTQ characters, and always up for excellent Canadian science fiction and fantasy. This book fit the bill perfectly! Ed Morrow is a Pinkerton who has been assigned to infiltrate the […]Read more "Book Review: A Book of Tongues by Gemma Files"
The Little Goblin Girl: Book One of the Goblin Girl Series by Illy Hymen My rating: 4 of 5 stars Imagine you’re playing World of Warcraft, except that every one of the quests has a sexual element to it. Imagine that someone decided to write this into a novel, but they set it in a […]Read more "Book Review: The Little Goblin Girl by Illy Hymen"
VALIS by Philip K. Dick My rating: 2 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. I gotta tell ya, I’ve read enough PKD on the SF Masterworks imprint list by now (holy sh*t, FOURTEEN PKD books on this list and NOT ONE Lois McMaster Bujold?! Are you people out of your […]Read more "Book Review: VALIS by Philip K. Dick"
Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore My rating: 4 of 5 stars Read for the Science Fiction Masterworks Book Club. One might be deterred by a book with a Confederate shield on the front of it, and rightfully so. But don’t let it dissuade you; this isn’t what it looks like. This is a well-written […]Read more "Book Review: Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore"
The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like Final Fantasy meets Dungeons & Dragons! An action-packed sci-fantasy adventure that fans of the genre will love! Victoria delivers a lively story that feels like a video game, with plenty of heart and humour along the way. The characters are interesting, the […]Read more "Book Review: The Withered King by Ricardo Victoria"
Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoy this series. When Weber and Eric Flint get together, they are better than the sum of their parts. Victor Cachat and Anton Zilwicki are best appreciated as a superspy buddy comedy, something like Lethal Weapon with spies in space. This […]Read more "Book Review: Cauldron of Ghosts by David Weber & Eric Flint"