Category Archives: Fiction – SciFi

A review of Blake Crouch’s The Last Town (by Jill)

You know what? I just finished this book four days ago and I’m already beginning to forget the details of the plot. I think that’s sort of sad. But maybe it means that these books don’t have much staying power, … Continue reading

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Review of Blake Crouch’s Wayward, Book Two in the Wayward Pines Trilogy (by Jill) (With Spoilers!!)

I promised no spoilers in my review of the first Wayward Pines book, but no such promise exists in this post. There are spoilers aplenty to be found here, about Pines, and also about Wayward. If you want to maximize … Continue reading

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Review of Blake Crouch’s Pines, Book 1 in the Wayward Pines Trilogy, with a brief aside about Kindles and contemporary Irish fiction (by Jill)

So apparently this is what happens when I try to read two contemporary Irish fiction novels written by authors who have been Booker Prize contenders in a row: I get so depressed that the only thing left to do is … Continue reading

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New Year, New (Disappointing) Book about Priests in Space: A Review of Michel Faber’s The Book of Strange New Things (by Bethany)

I love a good book about priests in space. Though I am willing to interpret this genre loosely (more on this in a moment), its epitome is Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow, which is about a Jesuit mission into outer … Continue reading

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Sic Transit Gloria Ender: A Review of Orson Scott Card’s Children of the Mind (by Bethany)

I read most of Orson Scott Card’s Ender books in the spring of 2013, which was a slow period in my blogging life. I wanted to hit a reading goal that I had set for myself (I didn’t make it), … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Orson Scott Card’s Xenocide (by Bethany)

I’ve been so steeped in series lately. This kind of reading pattern is unusual for me – if you look through all of the book lists I’ve posted, you’ll see that I rarely read two books by the same author … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Hard Drive, and also my long-awaited review of Kim Harrison’s Ever After

I will not deny that I’m a pretty clumsy person.  I once fell in the shower and broke my finger.  I once fell in the shower and gave myself a giant bruise on my inner thigh.  Last week in Yosemite … Continue reading

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