Tag Archives: SF

Voting in the Hugos 2020

Weirdly, the first year I actually vote in the Hugos, I haven’t actually read all the novels. Pandemic has had a weird effect on my reading habits. But still, I read all the short fiction and nearly all the graphic … Continue reading

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate – Becky Chambers

I’m voting in the Hugos this year – very exciting stuff. As such, I’d intended to wait until I voted (and had read all I was going to read, which I admit, I’m leaving a bit up to the wire) … Continue reading

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Fire with Fire – Charles E. Gannon

And so, inauspiciously, I begin the Nebula novel nominee read. The slate for this year is as follows: A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine (already read) Gideon the Ninth – Tamsyn Muir (already read) Gods of Jade and Shadow – Silvia Moreno-Garcia … Continue reading

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A Memory Called Empire – Arkady Martine (reread)

This is a post for people who’ve already read the book, without question. But it’s also not really a post for anyone at all, except myself. If you’re interested in my more general thoughts, I posted about it when I … Continue reading

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Exhalation – Ted Chiang

I adored Stories of Your Life and Others. And it wasn’t just because Story of Your Life is both brilliant and perfectly designed to appeal to me (although that is true). I felt a connection or a sympathy or a fascination for several … Continue reading

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The Mythic Dream – edited by Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe

It’s been aaages since I read a short story collection, but what better way to draw me back than a bunch of authors I think are great writing their takes on myths? I mean, how better were you going to … Continue reading

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Reread: The Player of Games – Iain M. Banks

This is a quick one, because my opinion basically hasn’t changed on rereading it, please pardon the… somewhat clunkier prose of the me of three years ago. I reread it for book club, but honestly, it was quite nice to … Continue reading

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This is How You Lose the Time War – Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Sometimes, I’m willing to admit, I can be wrong. I have seen Max Gladstone’s books around the place, seen the covers and the blurbs, and concluded “that’s not for me”. And so, when I saw this, when I saw people … Continue reading

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Dawn – Octavia Butler

This was… a lot shorter than I expected. Are all three of the Lilith’s Brood books put together the length of a full novel? Maybe I should have read them all in one go. Who knows. Anyway… I was less … Continue reading

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Rosewater – Tade Thompson

I managed to get in on this one juuuuuust before he won the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Couple of days maybe. But a very long time after a lot of people I know had been talking about it. So not … Continue reading

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