I’ve never one-clicked a book faster than when I found out about Robots vs Fairies. The only thing better than an anthology of stories trying to prove that either fairies or robots are the rightful masters of humanity is such an anthology that happens to feature work by some of your favorite authors and others you’ve had your eye on. I expected a delightful romp, and this book did not disappoint. It kicks things right off with an entertaining intro by editors Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe. The first story, Build Me a Wonderland by Seanan McGuire, is sure to […]
Tag: Science fiction
Alien/Katherine “Kitty” Katt series for DAW Books, the Necropolis Enforcement Files series, and the Martian Alliance Chronicles series. Alien in the House, Book 7 in her long-running Alien series, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award as the Best Futuristic Romance of 2013. Book 14, Alien Nation, won the Preditors and Editors Reader’s Choice Award for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novel of 2016. Alien Education releases May 2, 2017, and DAW Books has just contracted through Book 20 in the Alien series.Gini Koch lives in Phoenix, Arizona and writes the bestselling fast, fresh and funny For full details […]
Here we go with another novella. You might ask me why I keep reading them when they’re not my favorite format, but the truth is that they’re so popular right now and so many authors are exploring such interesting ideas with them that I can’t help myself. Much like last week’s Prime Meridian, this week’s book fit pretty well into the novella format. The Tea Master and the Detective, unbeknownst to me prior to doing some research for this review, is set in a world that author Aliette de Bodard has worked in before. As such, it feels pretty well-established […]
Author: Michael Poeltl Genre: Science Fiction Publisher: Createspace, Indie Pages: 477 pages Release Date: January 31, 2018 My Rating: ♥♥♥ Blurb: When is it considered murder to turn off your computer? A.I. Insurrection is a near-future science fiction tale investigating global utopia and the struggle to maintain an unrealistic hold over everything and everyone. Meanwhile A.I. struggles to discover their new-found awareness, a secret coup threatens to overthrow the peaceful government, and a separate threat arises from the Shadow net, taking direction from a mysterious avatar. In an impossible three-sided war, enemies become uneasy allies as each faction of humanity and humanity’s creation […]
In general, I’m not a big fan of novellas. I like a long story that I can really sink my teeth into.
A backwards glance at the best books read in 2017. What were your top picks this year?
If you’ve ever secretly entertained a plan that involved going on a crime spree in order to pay off your student debts, you might enjoy Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns. Our two heroines in this story are recently-graduated engineers. Adda is a software engineer and Iridian is a mechanical engineer. They’re also lovers, and they just want to spend their lives together. The problem is that the economy is a wreck so despite their education and marketable skills, there’s not a lot of hope for legitimate work that would pay a living wage. So of course they hijack a space […]