Posts Categorized: Science Fiction

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Dim Sun by Maria Dahvana Headley (Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Dim Sun by Maria Dahvana Headley (Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

I…have no clue what to say about this one. It’s…different. And I liked it! But there’s so much…unexplained. Dim Sun is a great short story that is structured around food – even the title is a play on Dim Sum: Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine prepared as… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review:  The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick by Charlie Jane Anders (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell) *spoilers*

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick by Charlie Jane Anders (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell) *spoilers*

I didn’t enjoy The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick much. I felt that the story took a little too long to get into the plot. The Unfathomable Sisterhood of Ick is really a “slice of life” story if I’ve ever read one but it also reminds me a bit of The… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: In the Image of Man by Gabriella Stalker (Narrated by John Allen Nelson)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: In the Image of Man by Gabriella Stalker (Narrated by John Allen Nelson)

In the Image of Man depicts a future where everyone lives full time as a consumer. In the Image of Man tells the story of consumerism and big business taken too far. The names of numerous commercial brands and goods are an integral part of In the Image of Man… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp (Narrated by Jonathan L. Howard)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: The Case of the Passionless Bees by Rhonda Eikamp (Narrated by Jonathan L. Howard)

Well color me surprised! I was NOT expecting an SF Sherlock Holmes mystery (make that Gearlock Holmes) so when the narrator started speaking and I heard a British male voice, I was a bit surprised. It does work quite well, however. Jonathan L. Howard really nailed the mechanical/human-ish voice for… Read more »

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Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers

Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is one of the best group reads I’ve had all year! I truly enjoyed this read – even though I didn’t expect to at first. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet is a…difficult book to categorize. When I’ve tried to… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin (Narrated by Bahni Turpin)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Walking Awake by N.K. Jemisin (Narrated by Bahni Turpin)

Wooooooow! Seriously. WOW. I own quite a few books written by N.K. Jemisin – and I’ve not read a single one. Why? Because I am strange that way, that’s why. I buy books and I dance around like an ant with anticipation…but once I GET the book…six in one hand,… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe (Narrated by Grover Gardner)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Cuts Both Ways by Heather Clitheroe (Narrated by Grover Gardner)

I’m only three stories deep into Women Destroy Science Fiction! and I’ve found a “not my favorite” already. I do want to start by saying that – like the previous two stories I’ve read, Cuts Both Ways is excellently written and plotted. The “not my favorite” part comes in related… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: A Word Shaped Like Bones by Kris Millering (Narrated by Gabrielle de Cuir)

Note: The majority of the reviews for Women Destroy Science Fiction! is of the audio book. I did buy a copy of the print edition because the audio doesn’t include the Author Spotlights, the novel excerpt, the non-fiction, the personal essays and the illustrations. All reviews of those items come… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Each to Each by Seanan McGuire (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Each to Each by Seanan McGuire (Narrated by Cassandra Campbell)

Note: The majority of the reviews for Women Destroy Science Fiction! is of the audio book. I did buy a copy of the print edition because the audio doesn’t include the Author Spotlights, the novel excerpt, the non-fiction, the personal essays and the illustrations. All reviews of those items come… Read more »

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Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (4/4)

Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (4/4)

I discovered The Other Half of the Sky in 2014 when the controversy regarding long time hate blogger and new author WinterFox aka RequiresHate aka Benjanun Sriduangkaew. As I was reading up on all of the drama, I noticed there were some decent looking authors being mentioned (the authors were… Read more »

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