Tag Archives | Sci-fi

Mt TBR Report: April 2019

April generally sees a spike in my reading, in part due to Dewey’s Readathon (there’s a corresponding spike in October, when the readathon also runs). This year’s spike is a bit bigger than usual, as I never quite slowed down after the readathon was over. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ 1 January 2019: 442 […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

Mt TBR Report: February 2019

This February was my second-best month for reading on record. It was beaten only by January 2017, which was not coincidentally the last time I faced a deadline for Aurealis judging. It seems that deadlines continue to be the best way to motivate me. This month was also helped by a couple of four-hour train […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Mt TBR Report: January 2019

It’s amazing the way the minute I say I don’t care about shrinking Mt TBR it goes and shrinks. A lot of it was due to Aurealis reading, which had to be wrapped up. However, I also did a bit of decluttering. It’s nice to have the pile below 400 books again. Mt TBR Status […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Aurora: Aurizun by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: Self-published in January 2019 Format reviewed: E-book (epub), 524 pages Series: Aurora #7 Genres: Science fiction, military sci-fi, space opera Source: Publisher Available: Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Google Play ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Mt TBR Report: December 2018 & Yearly Wrap-up

Happy New Year! I hope those of you celebrating had wonderful holidays. I had a good break and was glad to spend some time with my family. The only down side was I didn’t get as much reading done as I would have liked. Speaking of which, it’s time for me to take a good […]

Read full story Comments { 3 }

Beautiful Dystopias

Since the launch of The Belles earlier this year, Dhonielle Clayton has been very open about taking inspiration from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Today I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show, taking a look at the way these two books form an interesting dialogue, with The Belles building on the foundation formed by Uglies […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Mt TBR Report: November 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, my reading stats tend to be down in November. I generally manage 6-8 books, so I was pleased that I managed the higher end of that range this year. I reviewed two collections of short stories this month, which slowed me down. The stop-start of short story anthologies is more difficult […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) edited by Catherine Lundoff

Published: December 2018 by Queen of Swords Press Format reviewed: E-book (epub) Genres: Fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, LGBTQIA Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Indiebound ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }

SciFiMonth 2018

November was SciFiMonth, a reading/media challenge run by Imyril of x+1 and Lisa of Dear Geek Place. The idea is to use the occasion as an excuse to consume all the science fiction you’ve been meaning to get to. Since I did so well with the RIP XIII reading challenge over September and October, I […]

Read full story Comments { 2 }
Icefall, Stephanie Gunn, Twelfth Planet Press, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Icefall by Stephanie Gunn

Published: October 2018 by Twelfth Planet Press Format reviewed: E-book (epub) Genres: Science fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018, SciFiMonth Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }