Scientist nuns in space. A slug spaceship on heat. Sinister diseases. Sisters of the Vast Black is a little slice of sci-fi weirdness that I really enjoyed.Read More Sisters of the Vast Black by Lina Rather
These stunning US and UK editions of Elizabeth Lim’s Asian-inspired YA novel Spin the Dawn have been stalking me on social media for a while now. When I noticed the book was still available on Netgalley, I requested a copy as motivation to jump into the series and see what all the fuss is about.Read More Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim
Dickinson’s worldbuilding is uniquely abstract, full of pseudoscience and steampunk anachronisms, invented philosophical frameworks, and reimagined gender roles.Read More The Tyrant by Seth Dickinson
Goodreads | Amazon | Bookshop.org (UK) | Hive | Book Depository | Waterstones Publisher: Orbit Books Publish Date: 11 May 2021 Page Count: 401 pages With his novellas and short stories, P. Djèlí Clark has become a big name in fantasy, most recently with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy retelling of the Ku Klux Klan’s […]Read More A Master of Djinn by P. Djèlí Clark
– What Happened – What happened?? I discovered Magic the Gathering: Arena on iPhone, that’s what happened. I’ve lost lost entire days of my life to that game, and I’m shocked to find out that it’s suddenly almost May. I’ve always wanted to play MTG but never met anyone else who played, so I’ve had […]Read More What’s up, May?
The Sword in the Street is a low fantasy, slice-of-life story set in a city where all workers require patron sponsorshipRead More The Sword in the Street by C. M. Caplan
Being compared to A Game of Thrones might be a rite of passage for new release fantasy books, but I was somewhat surprised to see J. S. Dewes’ *sci-fi* debut receive the same treatment.Read More The Last Watch by J. S. Dewes
– What Happened – Well, for once it didn’t feel like the weeks flew by! March seemed to go on and on, and perhaps it did since I got some decent reading done and checked off all of my monthly goals: read an ARC, a self-published book, a book off my shelf, and read a […]Read More What’s up, April?
If you follow my blog you’ll know by now I’m a big fan of Dan Fitzgerald’s The Maer Cycle, so reading the final instalment in his trilogy was bittersweet.Read More The Place Below by Dan Fitzgerald
The Unbroken reflects the stunningly illustrated Tommy Arnold cover as a story about gritty characters determined to make their mark on the world.Read More The Unbroken by C. L. Clark