Dawn – Looking Directly Into The Sun

Last year around the same time Andrew read Butler’s Parables, I also embarked on a similar journey. I had heard about Butler’s work over the years, and felt it was high time I took a dive into her library, and landed on the Xenogenesis trilogy as my next read. It's a story about first contact,…

The Past Is Red – Endearing, Compassionate and Impassioned

I know you come to a book review site to find books that can help you escape from the world, but unfortunately I am that guy, the one who brings you screaming back to reality. I am talking, of course, about climate fiction, and boy was this book a treat. I’ve only read one other…

The Protectorate – A Spectacular Finish to a Strong Start

Earlier this year I re-read Velocity Weapon(VW) to prepare for the final book in the The Protectorate Trilogy by Megan O’Keefe. I have avoided spoilers (except for one in the synopsis, so you can just skip that if you want to avoid it) so that you feel comfortable learning about the series. Needless to say,…

We Have Always Been Here – And So Shall They Remain

Unfortunately for you, the book I am about to review doesn't come out for a couple weeks. But, I am so excited to talk about it that I had to make sure it didn't fly under the radar. It's one of our Dark Horse debuts of the second half of the year and you should…

The Space Between Two Deaths – Uncomfortably Enjoyable

I prefer to get weird with my reading sometimes, and often that can be hard when there are so many releases. Especially when those releases fit into nicely worn grooves, adding to a genre or subgenre I feel immersed in. I am obviously more comfortable reading science fiction, especially if it's a space opera, near…

First, Become Ashes — Did Not Rise to the Occassion

K.M. Szpara has such a deep relationship with his characters, and it shows wonderfully through his writing. Last year I read Docile, and came away from it a big fan. It very much put Szpara on my radar, and I looked forward to more of his work. There was just a strong sense of how…

We Are Satellites – An Object in Motion, Stays in Motion

One of my favorite books from 2019 was Sarah Pinsker’s debut novel, A Song for a New Day. She so perfectly captured the search for hope within a fairly boring and mundane dystopia. When I read the description for her new book, I knew I wanted to get my hands on it. While it certainly…