Category Archives: sf/f

#TBRChallenge – Tales of Old: Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson

TweetTrouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson is set in New York City before the United States has entered World War Two; it seems to be an alternate history in subtle ways. In this world, people of color with mystical/magical … Continue reading

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My April Reading Log

TweetFiction: Can’t Find My Way Home by Gwynne Garfinkle is a ghost story that’s also a period piece. Vividly set in mid-1970s New York City, it features Joanna Bergman, a young actress in a soap opera who’s developing an intense … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Location, Location, Location: A Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney

TweetA Spectral Hue by Craig Laurance Gidney was on my TBR for two reasons: first, I know the author, and second, I knew it involved at least one fictional quilter, and I love reading about quilting. It’s mostly a ghost … Continue reading

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My March Reading Log

TweetFiction: Rescue Operations: Changes of Life by L.A. Hall, sixteenth in the Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle series, includes the return of Josh Ferraby to England amidst a complex plot, involving a vast number of people, to free a woman from an … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Grumpy: Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

TweetLight From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki blends: a detailed portrayal of a particular mostly-Asian neighborhood in California; the competitive world of classical music, including performers and luthiers; a transgender queer violinist; lots of lovingly described food; and Faustian bargains … Continue reading

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Embracing Refuge launches today!

TweetEmbracing Refuge, third in A Place of Refuge, launches today! Is it too late for a cynical super soldier to right the wrongs in her past? Enhanced soldier Faigin Balfour defected from a fascist military to the revolution. Once the … Continue reading

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My February Reading Log

TweetFiction: To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers is a novella about crowdsourced interstellar exploration, astronauts sent off from a world suffering the ravages of climate change, with the twist that they do plan to come back, after interfering … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Fairy Tale: Wendy, Darling by A.C. Wise

TweetWendy, Darling by A.C. Wise is in conversation with Peter Pan, a story so familiar and entrenched in general English-speaking cultural consciousness that I’m counting it as fitting the fairy tale theme. Peter Pan is easily read as extremely creepy, … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton is a bitingly satirical alternate Victorian England in which women have learned to make their houses fly, and of course have used this ability to become pirates, and also spend … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Quickie: Instead of Three Wishes by Megan Whalen Turner

TweetInstead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories by Megan Whalen Turner was the slenderest volume on my TBR shelves. I dearly love Turner’s “Queen’s Thief” series, marketed as Young Adult, that begins with The Thief. In my opinion this short … Continue reading

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