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Book Review: Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente

In case you've wondering who this Tizzy guy is, although his title of Destroyer of Worlds and Eater of the Innocent should really suffice.

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Book Review: Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente

A trio of amateur heroines battle an evil, lawsuit-happy science-fiction cult in the first novel in the Neitherlands series.

Book Review: Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente

Book Review: Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente April 10, 2018 Review rating 3/5 Sometimes less is more. This teaching is often useful with books, as many authors are prone to overwriting and delivering far more information on their stories than any reader could ever find necessary. Sadly, this is a pitfall that Space Opera falls square […]

Book Review: Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries #2), by Martha Wells

Book Review: Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries #2), by Martha Wells

Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries #2) by Martha Wells May 8, 2018 Review rating 4/5 Murderbot is back for seconds. Now, I wish I could say this book is better than All Systems Red, but in truth, it isn’t. No that that is a problem, anyway. All Systems Red was outright excellent, so I’m fine with […]

Book Review: Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein

Book Review: Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein

A very flawed, heavily dated novel that somehow grew to become a classic.

Book Review: Caliban’s War (Expanse #2), by James S. A. Corey

Book Review: Caliban’s War (Expanse #2), by James S. A. Corey

A good, thought not outstanding, sequel to a great sci-fi read that adds its share of problems as it attempts to make its own, at times convoluted plot move ahead.

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

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

An interesting, thrilling start to a now well-known sci-fi series focused on characters rather than technology or world-building.

Book review: All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

Book review: All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

I’m in love with Murderbot. And for that alone I can’t recommend this novel enough.

I’ve read several of Martha Wells books before. I ran into The Books of the Raksura while browsing Amazon for some fantasy and the illustration (it’s always the illustration) caught my eye and ended up reading most of the series (I believe I never read the last book,) not just for the storyline (which was quite good I recall,) but because the setting was amazing.

In All Systems Red, Wells takes a different direction…