I wasn't sure what to expect from Ling Ma's debut novel, SEVERANCE, but the only true label I can ascribe to it, is that it is first and foremost a millennial novel. Ma is the first author to so thoroughly nail the working ethos, apathy, and thirst for belonging that encapsulates millennials. Set in the … Continue reading Review: Severance
I've had my eye on this magazine for a while and luckily, Editor-in-Chief Ben Richards was nice enough to send me a copy for review! This was a fun issue and as someone going cold into Red Sun's purview, I was quite pleased with what I ended up finding. Before getting to the stories, I want … Continue reading Review: Red Sun Magazine #4
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng has to go in as my favorite book of 2019 so far. Wow. This was also my first audiobook of the year and by the end, I was so pleased to have made this the first one, although I wince at following this one up. Jennifer Lim narrated this … Continue reading Review: Little Fires Everywhere
So, I'm going to do something different here and review an audio drama that was recommended to me. Steal the Stars is written by Mac Rogers, and the novelization is written by Nat Cassidy(who also plays a supporting role in the audio drama). And I just have to say that it is phenomenal. I'll admit, I haven't listened to … Continue reading Review: Steal The Stars
It isn't too often that one finds a novel that has such a genuinely unique world built around it, but Barsk: The Elephant's Graveyard by Lawrence M. Schoen is one such work.
There are few books in science fiction that could be considered a love letter to it, but Arkwright by Allen Steele hits the nail on the head. The book surrounds Nathan Arkwright, a seminal sci fi writer, and his legacy of wishing to send humanity into the stars to colonize them. Driven by the belief that humanity will eventually … Continue reading Review: Arkwright
Subversion is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of N.K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season. The subversion of themes, the subversion of genre, and the subversion of even narrative. Everything Jemisin chooses to do with what one would consider a traditional fantasy, she turns it on its’ head. It won the Hugo for … Continue reading Review: The Fifth Season
The Guru is a read that takes you by surprise. A work of contemporary fiction and debut novel by Sean Hicks, we follow David Ratcliff as he wallows in his quite mediocre life. It is only by a perfect storm of events does his luck change for the better and he finds his fate intertwined … Continue reading Review: The Guru