Thursday, June 29, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: The Serpent Sea (Books of the Rakshura #2) by Martha Wells



Long Review after the Jump (Very Minor Spoilers for The Cloud Moons):


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold


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Sunday, June 25, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Radiate by C.A. Higgins


I've previously reviewed Lightless and Supernova on my twitter account, and have been pretty excited for Radiate, which is the concluding novel in the trilogy.  A spoilery review will be after the jump, but for those who haven't read the first two novels, I gave them an 8 and an 8.5 respectively. The Novels are very ambitious, dealing with scientific concepts such as entropy, scientific forces, and AIs.

The Novels also deal with concepts of revolution against a dystopian government, how far one should go in pursuit of freedom, and how far should loved ones of revolutionaries be willing to go in support of those revolutionary ideals to support those loved ones.  It's a tricky balance for the story to strike, and the first two novels had issues at times balancing the SciFi themes with the other themes.  Radiate is no different in that respect

Long Review continues with Spoilers After the Jump:

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: A Tyranny of Queens by Foz Meadows (Manifest Worlds #2)


Long Review (with SPOILERS for An Accident of Stars) after the Jump:  Do not read the rest of this review if you have not read an Accident of Stars.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows


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Sunday, June 18, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Fields of Fire (Frontlines #5) by Marko Kloos



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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Reviewing the Hugo Award Nominees: Best Short Story Category

Reviewing the Hugo Award Nominees: Best Short Story

The Short Story Nominees are pretty incredible this year.  I thought only three of the Novelettes were pretty good (although I ranked the other two legitimate nominees above "no award") but only two were strong Hugo contenders, and really neither of them were "Must Reads".  Best Short Story has Three Must Reads, and the other two legitimate contenders are well worth their nominations.  Since these are by definition very short stories, reviews will be brief.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn



Long Review after the Jump

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: The City Stained Red by Sam Sykes


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Skullsworn by Brian Staveley





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Sunday, June 11, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Boss Fight (20-Sided Sorceress Books 5 Through 7) by Annie Bellet


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Friday, June 9, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: The October Daye Series (All Ten Books!) by Seanan McGuire


Long Review After the Jump

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: Revenger by Alastair Reynolds


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Monday, June 5, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

SciFi/Fantasy Book Review: The Cloud Roads by Martha Wells


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