Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Review time! I just finished reading the Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, and honestly this book was so fun. I need more people to read it! The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers is one of those books that does not have a big plot, but is more driven by its characters. The blurb on the back makes it seem like the story is centered around Rosemary, but in the end every character in the book is important. So a little more about the setting. Rosemary takes on a job as a clerk on…

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My Favorite Science Fiction Short Stories

A couple of years ago I took a science fiction literature course, which was probably the only lit class I’ve ever enjoyed. It was a very fast paced class, but it was a lot of fun, too! We only had to read short stories, and every week we had a different theme. This post is dedicated to some of my favorites from that class! All of the stories listed in this post can be found in either the Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction or volume 1 of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. The Machine Stops – E.M. Forster “Imagine,…

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Review: Salvaged by Madeleine Roux

It’s been a hot second since I reviewed anything, so when I got contacted to review what sounded like a very promising sci-fi book, I obviously said yes. Salvaged comes out October 15th, and I hope you guys will consider reading it, as I really enjoyed it! This review is plot-spoiler free. Okay, so if you know me, you know I love a good sci-fi set in space. Space absolutely terrifies me, because I can’t firmly grasp how big it really is and my mind doesn’t like it when I can’t imagine things true to their scale. There are also…

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My thoughts on the Illuminae Files

On July 26, in the middle of the night, I finally finished the Illuminae files. And I say finally because it took me ridiculously long to pick up Illuminae in the first place, and then another year to continue the series. For absolutely no reason at that; I loved Illuminae! I have to admit, it took me a very long time to pick up the first book. I knew how everybody was gushing about it, and that everyone should read it, but the truth is, the layout kind of put me off at first. I had never read any story…

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Review: The Movement by Samantha Armstrong

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Koruhouse Press, asking if I was interested in reading and reviewing Samantha Armstrong’s first installment in her new dystopian trilogy: The Movement. Of course I said yes because I love dystopian books and the good people on Goodreads seemed to have really enjoyed it. The book came out very recently; on April 3, 2018. Read the synopsis below: A century after the Vermune virus devastated Earth’s population, all that remains of North America is a society segregated into two precincts: the Northerners who produce the Antidote, and the Southerners who are enslaved…

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