Category Archives: Book Review

Love in the Time of Starships: The Other Half of the Sky (Athena Andreadis & Kay Holt, eds.)

Athena Andreadis and Kay Holt, eds. The Other Half of the Sky. Source of review copy: e-book from my personal collection. After the last segment in this review series, I’ve been thinking a lot about world-building and storytelling as hospitality. … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: not-SF #ownstories stuff we need in SF (Dana Lone Hill. Pointing with Lips)

Dana Lone Hill. Pointing with Lips: a Week in the Life of a Rez Chick. Blue Hand Books, 2014. Source of review copy: e-book from my personal collection. Short version: This book is not science fiction, but read it because … Continue reading

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Poetry Review: A Supernatural Song of Ourselves (Bryan Thao Worra’s Demonstra)

Bryan Thao Worra. Demonstra. Innsmouth Free Press Note: I’ve followed Bryan Thao Worra on Twitter (and vice versa) for a while now. This July, I met him in person at CONvergence 2015. When I told him I’d be happy to … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: One Ordinary Day, with Werewolves

Joyce Chng writing as J Damask. Heart of Fire. Fox Spirit Books. Jo Thomas. 25 Ways to Kill a Werewolf. Fox Spirit Books. (intro;  excerpt) Disclosure: These books both come from my personal library, and coincidentally come from the same … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: A Matter of Scale, or Intimate Epics (Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Margrét Helgadóttir)

Margrét Helgadóttir. The Stars Seem So Far Away Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Signal to Noise Note: I purchased my own copy of Signal to Noise, and received a review copy of The Stars Seem So Far Away from the publisher, Fox Spirit … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Humor, Horror, and the Mystery of It All (Polenth Blake’s ‘Sunstruck’, Leckie’s ‘Ancillary Sword’)

This week’s review was delayed because I had far too much to say. I’ve fallen decisively in love with both of the novels I am reviewing, so the technical challenge was to steer between two extremes:  “inarticulate flail and squee … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Quiet Ones to Watch Out For, or the New Hard SF (Polenth Blake, Yoon Ha Lee)

Polenth Blake. Rainbow Lights Yoon Ha Lee. Conservation of Shadows Additional stories: Polenth Blake’s bibliography, on-line fiction by Yoon Ha Lee. The usual disclaimer: books above come from my personal collection, funded by the readaholic who is writing the review. … Continue reading

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