“Mind of My Mind” by Octavia Butler

  “Mind of My Mind” is the second book in Octavia Butler’s Patternist series (chronologically, at any rate).  It works as a standalone, so don’t sweat it if you pick this one up first. In Wild Seed, we were introduced to Doro, a mutant immortal who survives by jumping from body to body.  He wasRead more

“Among Others” by Jo Walton

  Over the past few months, many of you have recommended that I read “Among Others” by Jo Walton, both because of the magical and ethereal atmosphere and the numerous references to science fiction and fantasy novels.  I borrowed a copy from the library and loved it every bit as much as you all saidRead more

“Digital Rapture,” edited by James Patrick Kelly & John Kessel

  I received an advance copy of “Digital Rapture” from the publishers at Tachyon in exchange for an honest review.  Tachyon puts out a lot of wonderful books by some of my favorite authors, including Charles de Lint, Patricia McKillip, and Brandon Sanderson, and the fact that there’s a press named after a theoretical particleRead more

“The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N. K. Jemisin

  “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” by N. K. Jemisin tells the story of a young woman named Yeine Darr.  After her mother is murdered, she is summoned to Sky, the capital of the Arameri, by her grandfather, who is the ruler of the world.  The Arameri are renowned for their cruelty and have maintained absoluteRead more

“Wild Seed” by Octavia Butler

  I received a review copy of Octavia Butler’s “Wild Seed” from the publishers via Netgalley.  The book was originally written in 1980, and is being re-released as an e-book by Open Road Integrated Media. Before I get into my review in which I gush about how awesome Octavia Butler is, I’d like to shareRead more

“Shadow of Night” by Deborah Harkness

  “Shadow of Night” is the sequel to Deborah Harkness’ A Discovery of Witches and forms the second book of the All Souls Trilogy.  I had mixed feelings on the first book, but I’m pleased to report that this one was much better. I received a signed copy of “Shadow of Night” while I wasRead more

“A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness

  I purchased the book “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness after meeting the author at BEA and receiving a signed copy of the next book in the All Souls Trilogy. Normally I’m wary about vampire books, but I decided to take a chance on this series because I’ve heard so many good thingsRead more

“Deathless” by Catherynne M. Valente

  In a city by the sea which was once called St. Petersburg, then Petrograd, then Leningrad, then, much later, St. Petersburg again, there stood a long, thin house on a long, thin street.  By a long, thin window, a child in a pale blue dress and pale green slippers waited for a bird toRead more