“The Word for World is Forest” by Ursula K. LeGuin

I’ve seen a lot of interest on Twitter in the past few weeks in Ursula LeGuin’s work. She’s one of my favorite authors for a reason–her science fiction novels provide a lens into our own world, and are deeply thoughtful. They come from an anthropological perspective, rather than straight-up adventure, and every time I readRead more

“The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell

A coworker loaned me The Sparrow several months ago, and I’ve been slowly savoring it.  It’s a literary science fiction novel about first contact with an alien species, and everything that can go wrong.  In 2019, we discover a transmission of music from another planet, and the Jesuits put together an expedition to travel to and meetRead more

“The Primary Protocol” by JM Guillen

The Primary Protocol is the second book in The Dossiers of Asset 108, a series of espionage novels about a cybernetically enhanced secret agent trying to save Earth from an invasion of Lovecraftian monsters.  Once again, JM Guillen takes readers on a wild ride through multiple worlds and dimensions our bold heroes struggle to stay alive, findRead more