Tag Archives: Science Fiction

An Unkindness of Ghosts

Solomon, Rivers. An Unkindness of Ghosts. Brooklyn, Akashic Books: 2017. In this extraordinary speculative fiction novel, debut author Solomon explores racial discrimination and slavery, disability, gender and sexuality, and scientific progress aboard a space vessel traveling to a promised utopian … Continue reading

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27 Hours

Wright, Tristina. 27 Hours. Fort Collins, CO: Entangled Publishing, 2017. 150 or so years in the future, space colonists race against time to stop a war between the human colonists and the local indigenous intelligent species, the chimera, or “gargoyles,” … Continue reading

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand

Delany, Samuel R. Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand. New York: Bantam Books, 1984. In this extraordinary science fiction novel, Delany explores sexuality, gender, desire, and the flow and structure of information. This review contains lots of spoilers.

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The Abyss Surrounds Us

Skrutskie, Emily. The Abyss Surrounds Us. Woodbury, MN: Flux, 2016. In a bizarre and dangerous future, the world has been carved up into new states and pirates roam the seas. Gigantic genetically-engineered sea monsters are raised to bond with ships … Continue reading

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The Gods Themselves

Asimov, Isaac. The Gods Themselves. New York: Doubleday, 1972. At last, Earth scientists have discovered the secret to abundant free energy, through an electron transfer with aliens in a parallel universe. Only a handful of people suspect that the ongoing … Continue reading

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The Stars are Legion

Hurley, Kameron. The Stars are Legion. New York: Saga Press, 2017. Zan wakes up with no memory of her history or identity. She is being held by the Katazyrna matriarchy and trained to breach Mokshi, the only remaining world-ship healthy … Continue reading

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Stranger

Brown, Rachel Manija, and Sherwood Smith. Stranger. New York: Viking, 2014. Stranger is genre-crossing, told from five separate points of view, and written in collaboration by two writers, but there’s nothing rambling or uneven about it. In fact, the excellent … Continue reading

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