The Keeper’s Six – A Real Treasure Trove

A few years ago, I read Kate Elliott's Unconquerable Sun. After enjoying the delight that was that novel, I promised I would read more of Elliott's work, and well, I have fallen short. At least until a couple weeks ago, when I read her latest novella. The Keeper's Six is a fun and exciting multi-dimensional…

Spin – A Monumental but Slightly Dizzying Spectacle

Spin, by Robert Charles Wilson, is a book that constantly showed up on lists of books I should have read by now. Its reputation is so present that whenever I wanted something big and exciting, the cover art would worm its way into my brain. It was also name dropped at various moments in different…

The Vanished Birds – Finding Your Family

Have you ever wanted to turn to a colleague and exclaim “wow, you’re a coward,” and have legitimate grounds to stand on? What if that colleague was a good friend who told you to read a book, and you stonewalled them forever because “you had better books to read than ones they already read?” Well,…

The Mountain In The Sea – Peak Performance

When I first read the synopsis for Ray Nayler’s debut novel, The Mountain In the Sea, I felt threatened. The description of the book felt pointedly aimed at me and my parasocial relationship with Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children books. I didn’t exactly pass right over it, but I didn’t really engage with the possibility of reading…

The Void Ascendant – Fulfilling Prophecy

*Checks watch* yep, it’s still October, so I can’t help myself, it’s still spooky time, and there is nothing spookier than finishing a long anticipated trilogy. Well, there definitely are spookier things, but we’re talking books here. It’s hard to leave characters you’ve grown to love behind and see where their journeys end up. And…