Cloak and Dagger Challenge July Link-Up

Happy July! The year is halfway over, believe it or not. How are you doing on your reading goals? I’m a bit behind on my non-fiction and classics challenges, mostly because I’ve been reading lighter, funner books lately. Link up your July reads here: You are invited to the Inlinkz …

Sci-Fi Summer Wrap-Up

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon wraps up this evening. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. I finished several books: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan; finished June 8, review Bishop to Queen by Lexy Wolfe; finished June 10, review coming in July Finder by Suzanne Palmer; finished June 15, review The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren; finished June …

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

I thoroughly enjoyed A Memory Called Empire. It was engrossing and smart. It’s science fiction centered around political intrigue and a murder mystery. One of the themes of the book is colonialism. Teixcalaan is a galaxies-spanning empire with a capital that is a planet-spanning City. In their language, the word …

The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren

When I was pulling together my to-read list for Sci-Fi Summer, I ran across The Aleph Extraction, which sounded fun, but I decided to start with the first in the series instead, The Caledonian Gambit. Starting with the first in a series, or the zero-ith in the case- the numbering’s …