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Company Town by Madeline Ashby

If you’re looking for a science fiction/dystopian/mystery/thriller with a strong female lead, I recommend Company Town.  I can’t say this is a perfect book.  It mashed a few too many concepts together for my taste. 548 more words

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The Beautiful Bureaucrat by Helen Phillips

This will be a short review since I’ve already let too much time go by between reading the book and writing the review.  And also, it’s a short book. 403 more words

Highly Recommended

Book Discussion: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey {Spoilers}


 I finished The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey earlier in the week, and I must say that this was one of the most amazing young adult science fiction books that I have ever read. 1,050 more words


Review: The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains.

After the 2nd, only the lucky escape.

And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive.

After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. 771 more words

Five Stars

Review: Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1) by James S. A. Corey

Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. 899 more words

Five Stars

Genre Reviews and Commercial Reviewers

I normally just pay for one review from Indie Reader, who are the indie version of a Kirkus or Publishers Weekly-style institutional reviewer. These institutional reviews are typically paid for by the publisher, but because their reputation as unbiased reviewers is what keeps the review companies in business, they are valued as neutral reviewers, though there are hints of bias — one could speculate they shade their reviews to avoid crossing the Big 5 publishers, and so will tend to go easy on “big books” that a publisher intends to push hard. 733 more words


All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

I really liked this novel by Anders (novelist and editor of i09) because it mixes science fiction and fantasy, engaging the two in a sort of debate: which is more powerful, magic or science, and can they peacefully co-exist? 272 more words

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