Category: Science Fiction

Boosting Black Voices: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Boosting Black Voices: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Greetings Bookworms, Remember a while back when I did a listicle promoting Black rom-coms? I’ve had this list of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy authors percolating in the back of my brain since then. Actually, I’ve had the skeleton of this post written since then, but you know, LIFE. I was spurred to finally get this post out in the internet because I’ve had a couple of occasions recently where I’ve… Read more »

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Nightmarish Mermaid Novellas

Nightmarish Mermaid Novellas

Howdy Howdy Bookworms! How’s about that title? Those are words I wouldn’t have expected to put together, but here we are. I spent a chunk of last week listening to some nightmarish mermaid novellas. It was wild and I’m going to tell you all about it. Prepare yourselves, Ariel stans: this is going to get ugly. The Deep by Rivers Solomon had been on my radar for a while. I… Read more »

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The Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler

The Xenogenesis Trilogy by Octavia Butler

Howdy Bookworms, Can we talk about how brilliant Octavia Butler is for a minute? I refuse to discuss her in the past tense, despite her having shuffled off this mortal coil a little over a decade ago. I have read quite a chunk of her body of work at this point, and I am blown away every time. She never leans on a formula; every topic from time travel to dystopian… Read more »

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The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Rusting Earth, Bookworms! I’ve told you before that I rely on my bookish friends on Twitter for oodles of recommendations, but I cannot thank Shaina enough for raving about NK Jemisin. I devoured The Fifth Season (with my ears) and waited on tenterhooks for a few weeks before the sequel, The Obelisk Gate was released. Obviously, I gobbled that book down as well, but I was only semi-lucky in the timing of… Read more »

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Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Fledgling by Octavia Butler

Greetings Bookworms! I know I whine from time to time about how often I get bitten by mosquitoes because it is very unpleasant to be itchy. It’s not just mosquitoes, though. I’m really, really delicious to all blood-sucking insects (they ALL make me itch, the jerks.) This has led to my hard and fast belief that vampires cannot possibly exist because I would have perished long, long ago. Until, that… Read more »

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Thursday, 1:17 pm by Michael Landweber

Thursday, 1:17 pm by Michael Landweber

Greetings Bookworms! Have you ever had one of those moments where time just seems to freeze? Poetic types are wont to attribute the sensation to meeting their one true love, but in my world, this feeling typically precedes disaster. Still, the whole “time freezing” thing is usually a short-lived moment, things don’t just stay frozen. Unless you’re the main character in Michael Landweber’s new novel, Thursday, 1:17 p.m. *I received a complimentary copy of this book through the publisher… Read more »

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Armada by Ernest Cline

Armada by Ernest Cline

Hello Bookworms! Remember when Ready Player One (review) got me hooked on audio books? It was an AWESOME book and Wil Wheaton as narrator SLAYED. I’ve been waiting on baited breath for Ernest Cline’s followup novel and keeping my fingers and toes crossed that Wil Wheaton would be narrating again. I can’t tell you how excited I was to find out that Armada was being released WITH Wil Wheaton narrating… Read more »

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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Howdy Howdy, Bookworms! I’ve been on a bit of a sci/fi kick lately, haven’t I? I hope you’re not sick of it yet, because a few weeks ago I saw that Ray Bradbury’s classic The Martian Chronicles was available on audio through my library. Since I’d just listened to The Martian (review) and Packing for Mars (review), I thought it would be fun to compare their depictions of Mars. Ooooh the entertainment!… Read more »

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