The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I picked this up for “market research,” really. What sorts of stories are considered to be “the best” for audiences over the past couple of years? This is a really excellent collection from some of the best […]Read more "Book Review: The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017, edited by Charles Yu"
Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett My rating: 5 of 5 stars I am one of the authors in this book (Diane Morrison) so I’ll be approaching it from that perspective. I just want to say it was quite the honour to have been included in this lovely book with so […]Read more "Book Review: Cities of Dust, Planes of Light by Samantha L. Barrett, Sarah Daly, Jamie Lackey, Diane Morrison & Cat Rambo"
Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars Every now and then you accidentally discover a gem of a book. The way this was marketed, I would not have read it. It was pitched to the general fiction and literary markets, and we found it on a sale table at our local Coles […]Read more "Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller"
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"
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"
Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars Eager for all things Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire, I asked for this book for a Yuletide gift. My kids got it for me for Mother’s Day. They’re good kids (adult kids, now; older than I’d like […]Read more "Book Review: Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin @GRRMSpeaking"
Mission of Honor by David Weber My rating: 4 of 5 stars Honor! I’ve missed you! Since I’m trying to read the Honorverse books in chronological order from On Basilisk Station, it’s been some time since I’ve seen much of Honor Harrington. The development of the overarching macroplot that is the focus of the current […]Read more "Book Review: Mission of Honor by David Weber @DavidWeberBooks"