“Six Moon Dance” by Sheri S. Tepper

Last year, I discovered Sherri S. Tepper’s novel “Singer From the Sea.”  It was one of the most bizarre books that I’ve ever read, and I described it in my review as a amalgamation of Dune, Fern Gully, and A Handmaid’s Tale.  When I saw more Sherri Tepper books at the used book store, I couldn’t helpRead more

“Katya’s World” by Jonathan L. Howard

Jonathan Howard’s novel “Katya’s World” is one of the first books books released through Strange Chemistry, Angry Robot’s new YA imprint.  Based on this book, I can’t wait to see more! “Katya’s World” is science fiction set on the planet Russalka, a colony world founded by Russian immigrants from Earth.  Russalka is an aquatic worldRead more

“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 was bornRead more

Giveaway Winner and New Books

The winner of my giveaway of “The Wake of the Bloody Angel” by Alex Bledsoe is Melody Siracusa.  Congratulations!  I’ll be in touch with you via e-mail to give you the info. I got a package today with a shipment from Marx Books, one of my new favorite independent used booksellers.  There were a lotRead 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 said thatRead more

“Tarnsman of Gor” by John Norman

When I picked up this book, I wasn’t quite sure to expect.  The reviews that I had read before buying it were a mixture of outraged feminists, nostalgic reminiscences, and people pointing out the predictability of the plot.  It sounded like it would either be terrible or a lot of fun. “Tarnsman of Gor,”  isRead 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 particle makesRead more

“The Great Secret” by L. Ron Hubbard

While at BEA, I met some representatives (by which I mean pirates, see picture below) from Galaxy Press, which is dedicated to republishing L. Ron Hubbard’s pulp fiction in quality paperbacks and audiobooks.  They offered to send me a copy of “The Great Secret” in exchange for an honest review. When reading early pulp fiction,Read 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 share thisRead more