Posts Categorized: Space & Aliens

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Love is the Plan the Plan is Death by James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice Sheldon) -Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki)

Love is the Plan the Plan is Death is another of these stories that was MADE by the narration. Stefan Rudnicki stuck his big toe in this one. Seriously. If I were reading this in print, I wouldn’t have finished it. But Stefan Rudnicki gave a performance that left me… Read more »

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Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we’re DNF’ing The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean at 30%. Primary Reason: Unable to get into the story due to telling and not showing. I first met The Felig Chronicles in 2014 after seeing… Read more »

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Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews  *spoilers*

Review: One Fell Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #3) by Ilona Andrews *spoilers*

*NOTE: This is a review of the free online serial. It will be pulled soon and is currently available for pre-order.* I loved dang near everything about this. EVERYTHING. So… SQUEEEEE! lol In book three of the Innkeeper Chronicles, the story begins when Dina gets a message to come help… 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: 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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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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Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (2/4)

Review: The Other Half of the Sky (Feral Astrogators #1) edited by Athena Andreadis and Kay T. Holt (2/4)

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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Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

Review: All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

I decided to read All You Need Is Kill after I watched Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise. I really enjoyed Edge of Tomorrow and wanted to see what the source material was like. Well, they changed A LOT. I know they always do but the changes are pretty interesting… Read more »

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Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Wow. I’ve been putting off reading The Martian for over a year now. Why? Because every.single.time I looked at the blurb or started the book, I would be instantly reminded of Don Cheadle in Mission to Mars. Then I’d think, “Hey! It’s Don Cheadle’s part of the story in Mission… Read more »

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Review: Questing Beast by Ilona Andrews

Review: Questing Beast by Ilona Andrews

  “Questing Beast” is a free vignette that (according to the Andrews website) is located in the same universe as A Mere Formality. “Questing Beast” is also one of the very few Science Fiction stories written by Ilona Andrews. I’m not really sure how I feel about “Questing Beast.” It’s…pretty… Read more »

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