Review: The Book of M by Peng Shepherd

In The Book of M, One afternoon at an outdoor market in India, a man’s shadow disappears—an occurrence science cannot explain. He is only the first. The phenomenon spreads like a plague, and while those afflicted gain a strange new power, it comes at a horrible price: the loss of all their memories. Ory and…

Review: Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee

When Shuos Jedao wakes up for the first time in Revenant Gun, several things go wrong. His few memories tell him that he’s a seventeen-year-old cadet– but his body belongs to a man decades older. Hexarch Nirai Kujen orders Jedao to reconquer the fractured hexarchate on his behalf even though Jedao has no memory of…

Review: Tone of Voice by Kaia Sønderby

At the beginning of Tone of Voice, Xandri Corelel has spent six months living among the Ongkoarrat after her unceremonious firing from the crew of the Carpathia, and though she misses her home, she has settled into her new life. Then Diver arrives with news that changes everything. The Hands and Voices — squid- and…

Monday Mini-Reviews: 12/18/17

“All emotions are universal. Regardless where we come from or where we are going, we live, we dream, we strive, we die.” Lukas K. Law, Foreword of Where the Stars Rise anthology Today I’m here to talk to you about two anthologies I’ve read and adored recently – The Sum of Us and Where the Stars Rise. Both…

Review:: Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family in Nyxia. Forever. Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of…

Review:: Santa Muerte by Lucina Stone

THE YEAR IS 2030 in Santa Muerte. In a dramatic, final attempt to free her inner demons, twenty-year-old Daniela Delgado tempts fate and winds up on a strange farm in 1923. With an olive complexion due to her Mexican/Italian heritage and a fresh pixie cut, she is mistaken for a “boy of color.” Her only…