“Burning Paradise” by Robert Charles Wilson

Burning Paradise follows Cassie Klyne and various members of her family, who are members of a secret organisation that knows the truth about humanity’s history. They are in hiding; since Cassie’s parents and many more Society members have been killed for this knowledge, and it seems like a new round of killings is about to …

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“Ancillary Justice” by Ann Leckie

I’ve been hearing rave reviews of Ancillary Justice everywhere, so when I finally got my copy, I pounced on it and finished it that very night. Despite the sky-high expectations, I was not disappointed – it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. The protagonist of Ancillary Justice is Breq, the sole remnant of …

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“Fortune’s Pawn” by Rachel Bach

Another short review so I can catch up with reviews faster. Warning: mild spoilers. Fortune’s Pawn follows Devi Morris, an armoured mercenary who is impatient about the pace that her career is progressing at. She takes a security job with the Glorious Fool, a ship where a one year assignment equals five years anywhere else. …

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“The Android’s Dream” by John Scalzi

I’m very behind on reviews, so I’m going to make this one short. I got this book for Christmas, and as a huge Scalzi fan, I was excited to read it. The Android’s Dream is a science-fiction comedy (like Scalzi’s previous Agent to the Stars). There has been a diplomatic incident with the Nidu, a …

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“Twenty-First Century Science Fiction” edited by David G. Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Twenty-First Century Science Fiction features stories from sci-fi authors that have risen to prominence since 2000. All of these stories are new to me (apparently I don’t read enough short stories!) and the collection contained a pretty wide spread of subgenre and length of stories. One thing that struck me about this collection is that …

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“Dangerous Women” edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

I was really excited about this anthology! I love anthologies, I love kickass women, and the Martin-Dozois anthologies attract the best fantasy writers. I’ve read and liked one of their anthologies (Songs of Love and Death) before, but this one blew it out of the park! Dangerous Women doesn’t just feature sci-fi/fantasy stories; there are a …

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“The Republic of Thieves” by Scott Lynch

I just want to say “YAY, GIMME MORE!”, but I don’t think that would be a very good review, so I’ll try and extract some coherence from my general happy feelings about this book. The Gentlemen Bastards is one of my favourite fantasy series – I love the world, I love the characters, I love …

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“The Best of All Possible Worlds” by Karen Lord

I started writing this review over a month ago, and I still don’t think I can do a good job summarising my thoughts about this book, so I’m just going to go ahead and post this. There are some books that haunt you for days after you’re done reading them, and The Best of All …

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“Agent to the Stars” by John Scalzi

I’m a big fan of John Scalzi, and I’ve been wanting to read his first novel, Agent to the Stars, for a while and I finally got the opportunity to when Tor sent me a review copy. (I was going to buy it eventually anyway, but as soon as it arrived, I had to read …

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Interview with author Douglas Lain + BILLY MOON giveaway!

Douglas Lain’s debut novel, Billy Moon, was released last month by Tor Books. I was excited to be able to interview him to go with my review. I’m also giving away a copy of the book – see the bottom of the post for that. Hi Douglas! Thanks so much for doing this interview. First …

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