REVIEW: AUTONOMOUS, BY ANNALEE NEWITZ (2017)

There's a pirate, and there's a robot, and they're on opposite sides of the law, and the robot is trying to catch the pirate. That may sound like a five-year-old's explanation of a drawing she's made, but it's also the basic premise of Annalee Newitz's debut novel, Autonomous. And the novel does deliver the sort … Continue reading REVIEW: AUTONOMOUS, BY ANNALEE NEWITZ (2017)

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#WITMONTH REVIEW: AMATKA, BY KARIN TIDBECK, TRANSLATED BY HERSELF (2017)

August is Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth), so I'm only reviewing books by women in translation. Vanja emptied a box of pencils, lined them up on the shelf, amd pointed at them one by one. 'Pencil, pencil, pencil.' It wasn't long before the words flowed together. 'Pencil-pencil-pencil-pen-cilpen-cilpen- cilpen-cilpen-cilpen--' The last pencil in the row shuddered. … Continue reading #WITMONTH REVIEW: AMATKA, BY KARIN TIDBECK, TRANSLATED BY HERSELF (2017)

BOOK REVIEW: AN OATH OF DOGS, BY WENDY N. WAGNER (2017)

It's the twenty-third century, and Standish has found a new career in a new town. The new town is a moon, Huginn, and the new career consists of working as head of communication for a huge intergalactic corporation. Standish's predecessor, Duncan Chambers, was murdered. Who killed him, and why? Could it have anything to do … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: AN OATH OF DOGS, BY WENDY N. WAGNER (2017)

BOOK REVIEW: A TASTE OF HONEY, BY KAI ASHANTE WILSON (2016)

A man is taking a tame¬†cheetah for a nightly walk when a foreign soldier calls out, "Hey beautiful!" So begins Kai Ashante Wilson's A Taste of Honey, a Tor.com novella that's just been nominated for a Hugo Award. Like three of Wilson's previous stories--Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, Super Bass, and L√©gendaire--A Taste of Honey is … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: A TASTE OF HONEY, BY KAI ASHANTE WILSON (2016)