Category Archives: sf/f

I Heart SapphFic Reading Challenge Week 4: Spaceship / Space Station

TweetFinding Refuge is featured this week in the I Heart SapphFic Reading Challenge Week 4: Spaceship / Space Station! I’ll be visiting the I Heart SapphFic Reader Group on Facebook on and off all week, and will be giving away … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Starting Over: A Paradigm of Earth by Candas Jane Dorsey

TweetA Paradigm of Earth by Candas Jane Dorsey is a 2001 book which begins with several traumatic events told in a lowkey voice of depression. Morgan Shelby works with children who have severely disfiguring birth defects. Despite the first sentence … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Lies: The Conductors by Nicole Glover

TweetI chose The Conductors by Nicole Glover for the “Lies” theme because it’s a murder mystery. However, it turned out to fit the theme in other ways as well: many of the suspects rewrote themselves and their lives to some … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Exile by Lisa Bradley

TweetExile by Lisa Bradley is a post-apocalyptic, character-driven science fiction novel which I bought because I had met and liked the author. The apocalypse in this novel was local, affecting people living nearby with uncontrollable, violent rage. The federal government … Continue reading

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Romancing the Beast – Embracing Monstrousness in Romantic SFF

TweetI have a new post up at the SFWA blog: Romancing the Beast – Embracing Monstrousness in Romantic SFF.

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My August Reading Log

TweetFiction: Prisoner of Midnight by Barbara Hambly is eighth and most current of the James and Lydia Asher series about vampire hunters and their uneasy vampire ally, Don Simon Ysidro. I was excited to find it’s set in 1917, with … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Blue Collar: Perfect Circle by Sean Stewart

TweetPerfect Circle by Sean Stewart is one of those books I pre-ordered and then kept on my TBR for years afterward. Stewart is one of my all-time favorite fantasy writers, but he has gotten away from writing novels in recent … Continue reading

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My July Reading Log

TweetFiction: Abandoned in Death by J. D. Robb is the fifty-fourth in that series, wow, and there are currently two more scheduled to follow. These are comfortingly repetitive despite being about sometimes truly gruesome serial murders, because the killer is … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Vintage: Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner

TweetOn one of the few occasions when I met the late Ursula K. LeGuin, I asked if she would recommend me a book to read. She suggested Lolly Willowes: Or the Loving Huntsman by Sylvia Townsend Warner, published in 1926. … Continue reading

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#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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