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 …

Finder by Suzanne Palmer

Finder is fun ride. Fergus Ferguson, a large, redheaded man from Scotland by way of Mars, has made a “career out of chasing things and running away.” Right now he’s focused on chasing an expensive spaceship, Venetia’s Sword, that was stolen from its makers by Gilger, a criminal mob boss. …

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

Altered Carbon is compulsively readable. It’s fast-paced, full of sex and violence, and just grabbed my attention. Kovacs is our rather hard-boiled detective. He’s is a loner with a tendency to violence and a willingness to do whatever he needs to, legal or otherwise. He is also more than willing …

Sci-Fi Summer Readathon

The Sci-Fi Summer Readathon starts today. Thanks, Michelle, for hosting again this year. From Season of Reading: Read-a-Thon dates: June 1 at 12:00am CDT until June 30 at 11:59pm CDT. Since science fiction is a very specific genre, this will be strictly reading science fiction during the event. However, since fantasy is …