October 20th Science Fiction & Fantasy Releases: Tolmie, Ma, Lieu, Bear, Brooks, and Neil Gaiman

As always, it's a great week for science fiction and fantasy! To start, we have a new collection of Neil Gaiman, bringing together some of his best pieces into a fabulous 752 page collection. Tor.com has their next novella out from the brilliant Sarah Tolmie. Three sequels are making their debut, including another epic Elizabeth … Continue reading October 20th Science Fiction & Fantasy Releases: Tolmie, Ma, Lieu, Bear, Brooks, and Neil Gaiman

Review: An Unnatural Life, by Erin K. Wagner

Robot fiction is near and dear to me, as evidenced by this blog’s chosen name. There’s something fascinating to me about the dynamic between human and machine, and the many implications as the gap between those two states begins to close. ‘Are robots equal to humans?’ is a question that has been posited throughout science … Continue reading Review: An Unnatural Life, by Erin K. Wagner

Review: The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Relentless Moon By Mary Robinette Kowal, Tor Books, July 2020 To start, I’m the biggest Mary Robinette Kowal fan. The Lady Astronaut series is arguably my favorite series since I started this review blog, and The Relentless Moon continues its brilliance in every way. With Dr. Elma York long gone on the mission to Mars, we … Continue reading Review: The Relentless Moon, by Mary Robinette Kowal

Review: Burn the Dark, by S. A. Hunt

Burn the Dark: Malus Domestica Book 1 By S. A. Hunt, Published by Tor Books, January 2020 Burn the Dark is an excellent combination of modern-day fantasy, internet fame, and witch hunting from a protagonist you’d be desperate to follow on YouTube. Hunt manages to combine loads of characters alongside witch-lore and horror elements to create … Continue reading Review: Burn the Dark, by S. A. Hunt

Review: Devolution, by Max Brooks

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre By Max Brooks, Published by Del Rey, June 2020 Devolution is only my second foray into cryptid fiction. It’s not a sub-genre I’ve been drawn to, purely because I tend more toward space operas and fast-paced novels populated by ass-kicking heroines. Enter Sasquatch and a thrilling tale … Continue reading Review: Devolution, by Max Brooks

Modern Day Humor Meets Fantasy Realm in ‘An Orc on the Wild Side’

An Orc on the Wild Side pairs classic fantasy with day-in-the-life humor, providing loads of laughs and a hilarious reinvention of fantasy tropes and stock characters. The book essentially brings Lord of the Rings into modern day, giving us insight into scenarios such as reforms in a goblin kingdom where eating your fellow goblin is … Continue reading Modern Day Humor Meets Fantasy Realm in ‘An Orc on the Wild Side’