Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey

Favorite Story “Naomi Nagata” by Georgia Lee (illustrated by Huang Danlan): This isn’t Naomi’s “origin story,” which is covered very well in the books themselves. Instead, it shows us the first introduction between Naomi and Amos prior to the events of the books/television show. I loved the growth shown by both characters even in suchContinue reading “Review: The Expanse: Origins edited by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Hither, Page (Page & Sommers #1) by Cat Sebastian

This short novel was perfect for a summer night escape. It included so many things that I love in a story, such as mysterious small-town murder, morally gray characters, and good representations of mental illness (in this case, post-traumatic stress disorder). On their own, Page and Sommers were both characters that I loved getting toContinue reading “Review: Hither, Page (Page & Sommers #1) by Cat Sebastian”

Review: Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente

As someone who adores epic space opera tales written by female authors, I was excited for this book. I’d never read anything by Valente before, and this seemed like a great introduction to her work. It absolutely was a fantastic primer on her delightful and illustrative writing style, but this was not the intricate politicalContinue reading “Review: Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente”

Book Spotlight & Review: Rights of Use (Black Book Project #1) by Shannon Eichorn

Today, I’m happy to help celebrate the birthday of a book I’ve been looking forward to for literally years, ever since the author and I met at a a convention and found kindred souls in our shared delight over Stargate, NASA, writing, and speculative fiction. Rights of Use brings me back to my teenage years, whenContinue reading “Book Spotlight & Review: Rights of Use (Black Book Project #1) by Shannon Eichorn”

Review: Bookburners (Season 1) created by Max Gladstone

Also written by Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery I first learned about Bookburners and the modern concept of the serial novel through a blog post at Speculative Chic. I was intrigued by both the format and the story premise, so downloaded the first season on my Kindle. It languished for a while,Continue reading “Review: Bookburners (Season 1) created by Max Gladstone”