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'The Flowers of Vashnoi' Book Review

Mount Readmore Book Review, 2018 74/200

The Flowers of Vashoi by Lois McMaster Bujold

eBook Edition

Finished on 5/18/2018


Description:Still new to her duties as Lady Vorkosigan, Ekaterin is working together with expatriate scientist Enrique Borgos on a radical scheme to recover the lands of the Vashnoi exclusion zone, lingering radioactive legacy of the Cetagandan invasion of the planet Barrayar. 371 more words


Recommendation: Children of Time

The Fermi Paradox is the observation that if intelligent life is pervasive in the universe, it should have arrived on Earth ages ago, but there is no evidence it ever did.  1,228 more words

Science Fiction

Top Ten Reasons To Join The Hexarchate

Yoon Ha Lee’s Machineries of Empire is hands-down my favourite space opera of recent years. The third book, Revenant Gun, was published this week, bringing the series to a close (or does it? 1,452 more words


Book Review: The Illuminae Files (pt. II)

Title: The Illuminae Files (trilogy); Illuminae (Book 1), Gemina (Book 2), and Obsidio (Book 3)

Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Genre: science fiction, military space opera, epistolary… 2,113 more words

Amie Kaufman

A new project for patreon

I do love that view. So, I started a new project today that will be available to patrons only on Patreon.  It will continue my love for the mech world. 38 more words

Jolie Mason

Book Review: The Illuminae Files (pt. I)

Hi there! This is my first attempt at blogging about books I’ve read for leisure. I was inspired greatly by the bookstagram and booktube communities in Instagram and YouTube, respectively, and while I enjoy seeing content from both platforms, I feel like there’s something else I want to see from book bloggers that’s currently not present in the content trend today. 1,638 more words

Amie Kaufman

2018 Reading Challenge - April

Book 10 – Misery by Stephen King

Holy shit.

I feel like most folks must be aware of this because they’ve seen the movie. I’ve got vague memories of it, but as a 14-year-old in 1990 when it came out, I know I didn’t watch it closely or pay much attention to it other than cringing every time I saw Kathy Bates with a sledge hammer. 835 more words