Category Archives: Book Review

Love in the Time of Starships: The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised (Joseph Bruchac, Olivia A. Cole)

Joseph Bruchac. Killer of Enemies Olivia A. Cole. Panther in the Hive How I discovered these books Bruchac’s book showed up in the Amazon suggestions and caught my eye with its painterly cover, which does everything right in terms of … Continue reading

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Writer Interview: Love, Research, and One Romance Writer’s Journey (E. E. Ottoman)

This is the first in a series of interviews with writers in SF/F and related genres. I’m still finding my way as an interviewer, but just as in my Love in the Time of Starships reviews, I bring my full … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Postcolonial Fluff and MORE Queer Steampunk! (Zen Cho, E. E. Ottoman)

E. E. Ottoman. A Matter of Disagreement Zen Cho. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo How I met these authors I don’t remember by what chain of linky-linky I found Zen Cho’s work, but I’ve been reading her stories since … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Foxhole Romance, Raygun Shenanigans, and the N-Ring Circus (Veronica Scott, Kris Rusch, Lois McMaster Bujold)

Veronica Scott. Wreck of the Nebula Dream Kris Rusch (writing as Kris DeLake). Assassins in Love Lois McMaster Bujold. A Civil Campaign For better for worse, or: nothing is more romantic than a shipwreck A long time ago in a … Continue reading

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Love in the Time of Starships: Reading as Writer & Fan (Ann Leckie, Imperial Radch series)

Ann Leckie. Ancillary Justice and Ancillary Sword (Imperial Radch) Other works mentioned: Laila Lalami. The Moor’s Account Salman Rushdie. The Enchantress of Florence Reading as a writer, I: the totally original idea (not) I definitely came to the Imperial Radch … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: some notes in place of a manifesto

As various scandals have erupted in the SF/F and romance reviewing world over the last months, I’ve been (re) thinking what I believe about reviews. In particular, I’ve been noticing that I read a lot of books, and I talk … Continue reading

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