Posts Categorized: Space & Aliens

Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

Review: Rex Libris, Volume I: I, Librarian (Rex Libris #1-5) by James Turner

When I learned there was a Librarian themed graphic novel, I had to try it. I know I’m not a fan of graphic novels but I felt confident I’d like this one. Well, I didn’t like this one – but not because it’s a graphic novel. I didn’t like it… Read more »

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Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

Review: The Collapsing Empire (The Interdependency #1) by John Scalzi

WOW. John Scalzi is quickly becoming one of my favorite Sci-Fi writers. I enjoyed reading The Collapsing Empire so very much, I have no words. I devoured this book in huge chunks and I was distracted at work all day yesterday – I was so anxious to get home and… Read more »

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Review: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers *spoilers*

Review: A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers #2) by Becky Chambers *spoilers*

I absolutely loved reading A Closed and Common Orbit. I enjoyed reading the sections on Pepper/Jane 23 more than on Sidra/Lovelace but when taken as a whole, I wanted to hug this book! I felt that A Closed and Common Orbit clearly exemplifies the idea of “if you can’t see… Read more »

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Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Original Flash Fiction (2/3)

Women Destroy Science Fiction! Anthology Review: Original Flash Fiction (2/3)

#TrainFightTuesday by Vanessa Torline – Narrated by Jamye Méri Grant with Cassandra de Cuir, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Allen Nelson, Molly Underwood, and Judy Young – 3.5 stars “#TrainFightTuesday” is…strange. It’s a hard one to read via audio, for sure. “#TrainFightTuesday” is written in Twitter (but called Patter) and it… Read more »

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Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

I’ve followed Scalzi’s blog for years and I quite like the man. I think this is why I find it ironic that I’ve never read any of his work – until now. In the space of two months my bookclub has read two books by Scalzi…and I’ve enjoyed both. I… Read more »

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Review: The Android’s Dream by  John Scalzi

Review: The Android’s Dream by John Scalzi

I have known about John Scalzi for a long time and I follow his blog. I find him (via his blog) to be intelligent, funny, silly and verbose but I’d never read any of his books before. I like Scalzi a lot as a person – he’s a fool in… Read more »

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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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