Farpoint 2020 Schedule

This weekend I’ll be back in Baltimore for Farpoint 27! Check out my schedule below. Come see me be exceedingly nerdy about some of my favorite things! Will I see you there? Friday 5 PM: Fanfic Confessions (panel) Professional authors who still write fanfic or participate in fanfic-like habits such as PBEMs will talk aboutContinue reading “Farpoint 2020 Schedule”

Review: Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) by James S.A. Corey

This novella is a beautiful vignette about early life on Laconia. It doesn’t answer many greater questions about the ecosystem of this world due to the limited point-of-view of the main character. But it answers quieter questions about how Duerte came to power and how he imposed his views on the burgeoning society. On theContinue reading “Review: Strange Dogs (The Expanse #6.5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: The Vital Abyss (The Expanse #5.5) by James S.A. Corey

This novella in the midst of the epic saga of The Expanse fills in some interesting blanks. It explains the missing years of a relevant character’s life and how he eventually ends up where Our Heroes encounter him again. It also shows the evolution of the character and his history on Earth, accomplishing some interestingContinue reading “Review: The Vital Abyss (The Expanse #5.5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Gods of Risk (The Expanse #2.1) by James S.A. Corey

This novella brings us back to the series roots of interstellar events occurring as a backdrop to regular people’s normal lives. But this normal person is the gifted sixteen-year-old nephew of Bobbie Draper, so how normal is he? Certainly normal enough for some health doses of adolescent angst while he gets mixed up in theContinue reading “Review: Gods of Risk (The Expanse #2.1) by James S.A. Corey”

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: The Churn (The Expanse #3.5) by James S.A. Corey

Despite it’s placement in the series order recommended by Goodreads, I’m glad that I read “The Churn” after book 8, Tiamat’s Wrath. Names are important in this book, and Amos hasn’t always been known as Amos Burton. In a way, this novella is as much about Earth as it is about Baltimore, and as much aboutContinue reading “Review: The Churn (The Expanse #3.5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: “The Butcher of Anderson Station” (Expanse #0.5) by James S.A. Corey

I’m on a mission to read all the short fiction installments in The Expanse series before season 4 of the television show premieres in December 2019. This story was a good place to start, especially if you’re a fan of both the books and television version of this series. It does a lovely job ofContinue reading “Review: “The Butcher of Anderson Station” (Expanse #0.5) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) James S.A. Corey

After the rise of the Laconian Empire in the previous book, the crew of the Rocinante is spread across the universe once again. Naomi and Bobbie are both fighting an underground war in the ways they do best. These women continue to be my heroes and I adore them. This book especially shows the powerContinue reading “Review: Tiamat’s Wrath (The Expanse #8) James S.A. Corey”

Review: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S.A. Corey

I put off reading this installment of the series for longer than I should have, because my husband mentioned in an offhand comment that a lot of time had passed since the previous book. I didn’t want to read about new characters and new situations. Instead, what I got was a Rocinante crew who are closerContinue reading “Review: Persepolis Rising (The Expanse #7) by James S.A. Corey”

Review: Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) by James S.A. Corey

We’ve reached the point in this series where it’s okay for the authors to throw a bunch of points of view at the reader. By now, the world-building is solid and the political landscape is pretty clear. The downside to this is that the only POVs I really want are Holden, Naomi, and the othersContinue reading “Review: Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse #6) by James S.A. Corey”