Sep 02

House Immortal – Devon Monk

About the Book One hundred years ago, eleven powerful ruling Houses consolidated all of the world’s resources and authority into their own grasping hands. Only one power wasn’t placed under the command of a single House: the control over the immortal galvanized…. Matilda Case isn’t like most folk. In fact, she’s unique in the world, …

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Aug 29

On Diversity and Inclusion

Special Needs in Strange Worlds on SF Signal has done some pretty amazing things for me. First, SF Signal has a huge number of readers, so moving my efforts over there has done incredible things for getting the cause of disability, and its importance in the genre so much more limelight than I ever could …

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Aug 29

Fool’s Asssassin – Robin Hobb

About the Book ‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ GEORGE R.R. MARTIN Tom Badgerlock has been living peaceably in the manor house at Withywoods with his beloved wife Molly these many years, the estate a reward to his family for loyal service to the crown. But behind the facade of respectable middle-age lies a …

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Aug 28

Recommended Reading: Social SciFi

I love social science fiction. It’s absolutely addicting. Social SciFi are those books that play with aspects of life as we know it – social classes, sexuality, the relationship between humans and evolving technology. Social SciFi makes you think. They are the books that, when you’re done reading them, you look at the world around …

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Aug 27

The Mirror Empire – Kameron Hurley

About the Book On the eve of a recurring catastrophic event known to extinguish nations and reshape continents, a troubled orphan evades death and slavery to uncover her own bloody past… while a world goes to war with itself. In the frozen kingdom of Saiduan, invaders from another realm are decimating whole cities, leaving behind …

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Aug 25

Unborn – Amber Lynn Natusch

About the Book Born into mystery. Shackled to darkness… Khara has spent centuries discovering everything about the Underworld―except her place in it. But when she’s ripped from her home, solving the riddle of her origins becomes more important than ever. With evil stalking her through the dark alleys of Detroit, she finds salvation from an …

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Aug 21

While We Run – Karen Healey

About the Book Abdi Taalib thought he was moving to Australia for a music scholarship. But after meeting the beautiful and brazen Tegan Oglietti, his world was turned upside down. Tegan’s no ordinary girl – she died in 2027, only to be frozen and brought back to life in Abdi’s time, 100 years later. Now, …

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Aug 19

News – The Non-Bookish Kind

I have a pretty severe joint disorder which has caused me no end of misery (because it hurts and it is very inconvenient) most of my life. That’s why I’ve had most of my surgeries – to fix the things (joints) that don’t work due to this disorder. I have severely limited mobility, and my …

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Aug 18

Blindsight – Peter Watts

About the Book It’s been two months since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since – until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who to send to meet the alien, when …

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Aug 15

Books I’m Eyeing

Another week has passed. More books have been read  (Currently I am really devouring Blindsight by Peter Watts. Wow, this one is seriously blowing my mindhole.). There isn’t much in the way of updates to report. It’s been slow over here, and that depresses me. Oh well. The SF Signal podcast where I was lucky enough …

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