A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in January 2021

Live Girls by Ray Garton Live Girls is a short and fast-paced vampire adventure of a book. Don’t reach for it if you like your horror to have deep characterization or be character-driven. Because during most of the book, all the protagonist does is whine, get his blood sucked out, and use one of his female…

A Wrap-Up of Reading I Did in November 2020

Race To The Finish Line by Aisha Yusuf I requested this book from Netgalley and I’m glad I did so! With a cover like that, there was no way I wasn’t requesting this book from Netgalley. I know that this is the work of a very young author and her craft will improve with experience. However,…

A Wrap-Up of Netgalley Reads — October 2020

And the Last Trump Shall Sound by Harry Turtledove, James Morrow, Cat Rambo This isn’t a novel but an anthology of three stories by different writers. Each one takes the events of an alternative US a bit farther. Mainly, Trump has died and Pence has succeeded him. The former has achieved a god-like stature for the masses. Things…

Forays into the Enderverse

First Meetings in Ender’s Universe by Orson Scott Card This anthology seemed like the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel that this series has become. That’s because, in it, we find some of the humor that made the previous books sparkle. It also shows us how long the military had been planning to reap…

I Found Several Gems Hidden in The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu

Ghost Days: ☆☆☆ What would be the most important thing to a dying civilization? Whether alien or not, we all want to think we won’t be erased completely by history. A group of humans are trying to colonize an inhospitable planet. Their solution: hold onto Earth’s memories and traditions and imbue them on a hybrid generation….