Category Archives: Science Fiction

Posts relating to books explicitly or obviously science fiction.

The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book. I’m not going to discuss the  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. Maybe some amount less fuss about what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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Spoonbenders – Daryl Gregory

And back to the Nebulas. I wasn’t super enthralled by the premise of this one either, I have to say. It just didn’t really grab me… and partly because it felt so fundamentally and unassailably American. I probably wouldn’t Get … Continue reading

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Autonomous – Annalee Newitz

And so, the Nebulas begin! Shame the first one I read was terrible. I mean, I was kind of expecting it? I decided to start with the ones I didn’t expect to be keen on this year (to avoid last year’s … Continue reading

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Star Trek Discovery (Spoilers)

Yes, I know, it’s not a book. But I’ve (finally) finished watching it and I have Thoughts. These Thoughts will contain spoilers.  But tbh I am already late to the party on this, so if you care and you’re still … Continue reading

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The Left Hand of Darkness – Ursula K. Le Guin

It’s no surprise that I’m reading a le Guin book, so soon after her passing. As it happens, it’s a book for book club, but this has been on my list to read for a good long while, and I … Continue reading

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Provenance – Ann Leckie

I’m both comforted and disappointed by the new Leckie book. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it. It was decent, readable, well-balanced and clever political space opera. I can get behind that. But the Ancillary series is such a … Continue reading

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Sex Criminal Volume 3: Three the Hard Way – Matt Fraction, Chip Zdarsky

Ehhhhhh. I mean, I liked volumes 1 and 2. I did. And part of that was that the premise was funny and clever, and part of that was the characters and storyline. But now… the cleverness of the premise has … Continue reading

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