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
DARK RUN by Mike Brooks is an awesome book! Semi-hard science fiction cast into the future after the great human diaspora into the stars. We find Captain Ichabod Drift with his crew looking to leave their past behind, but become wrapped up in a smuggling run that will change their lives forever. Old regrets and … Continue reading Reveiw: Dark Run
I don't often read YA, and it's even less that I am moved by a YA novel, so when I finished We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan, I was taken aback. I will say that this book is fantastic. Written in free form verse, we follow Nicu, a Romanian immigrant, transplanted in London and Jess, … Continue reading Review: We Come Apart
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