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Review: Archangel by Sharon Shinn (Samaria series #1)

Archangel by Sharon Shinn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is the first of a series of books set in the same world. Each one has a standalone romance, yet the larger arc, spanning the series, is more of a quest that takes centuries and many heroes to complete. 1,326 more words

Book Review

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

This summer I’ve been reading a lot of great science fiction and fantasy.  This batch is all science fiction, although I’m finding the distinction is somewhat blurred in a lot of what I read.   941 more words

New To Me Author

Walter Tevis: The Man Who Fell To Earth

Tevis, Walter (1962, 2015), The Man Who Fell To Earth, Gollancz
ISBN 978-1-473-21311-1

Greene, Graham (1936, 2009), A Gun For Sale, Vintage
ISBN 978-0-099-28614-1

I read Walter Tevis’ SF novel on a hot summer afternoon in preparation for a paper that I will not, as it turns out, present at a conference (travel expenses to Salzburg didn’t work out, regretfully).

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

Here are three more science fiction and fantasy mini-reviews, brought to you by the 20 Books of Summer Challenge.  Since it’s pretty difficult to review books that are part of series, I’m keeping these short.   774 more words


Gwyneth Jones: Proof of Concept

Jones, Gwyneth (2017), Proof of Concept, Tor
ISBN 978-0-7653-9144-5

So I am biased, I suppose. I love science fiction, and I love every Gwyneth Jones book I have ever read. 1,430 more words

Literature (British)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Mini-Reviews

To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

I’ve been wanting to read something by Connie Willis for a while now.  In April I went to an exhibit of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in Seattle at the Museum of Pop Culture, and Willis was one of the female authors featured.  634 more words

New To Me Author

A Club That Will Have Me As a Member

I’ve put on a good act that I don’t care much about external validation for my work. That’s really more of an aspirational sentiment than anything else. 518 more words

Musings And Ponderation