When it comes to YA, one of my favourite kinds is the sparkly-dresses-and-marriage-contest kind – think The Selection for the perfect archetype. So I was really excited to hear about The Stars We Steal, which combines those tropes with a space setting and draws inspiration from Jane Austen’s Persuasion – and it was everything I wanted it to be!
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I don’t see a lot of middle grade science fiction – certainly not space-based! – so I was really intrigued when Orion Lost showed up unannounced on my doorstep… It’s a really enjoyable rollick of a spaceship adventure!
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Victor Dixen’s phenomenal Phobos trilogy comes to an explosive and astonishing end in the finale, Collision!
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If you love stories where the stakes are high and the games are twisty, then The Gameshouse is where you need to go…
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Seeing this post-apocalyptic tale compared to Station Eleven (which I really didn’t like!), I had some trepidation going in. I shouldn’t have worried, though, as A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World is a wholly different beast, and I loved it!
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I’ve had a slump when it comes to high-tech, space-shippy sci-fi for a few… years. But between Elizabeth Bear’s Ancestral Night and this book, I think I’m a reborn spaceship lover??
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Elizabeth Bear is one of my favourite authors. I loved Karen Memory with my entire heart (steampunk Seattle noir with badass lesbian prostitutes and giant mecha sewing machines – if you haven’t read it, you gotta!), and when I was lucky enough to meet her at a Gollancz event a couple of years ago, she’s just the nicest, funniest person and I kind of want to be her when I grow up. Anyway. I was thrilled to be offered a spot on this blog tour for her newest book, Ancestral Night, which is a huge, sweeping space opera. It’s SO good. Continue reading “Blog Tour: Ancestral Night”
Today is publication day for one of my most anticipated books of the year, Skyward by Brandon Sanderson, and I am so so so thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for you!
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I’m thrilled that today is my stop on the blog tour for Rejoice: A Knife to the Heart, the new sci-fi thriller from Steven Erikson. Thanks so much to Gollancz for giving me the opportunity to read this fascinating look at first contact early!
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Do you want to know why I bought this book? Because of the snazzy red-stained pages and cool cover. That’s it. Pure covetousness.
Do you want to know why I’ve read it three times since April? Because it’s absolutely freaking amazing.
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