Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi #SciFiMonth

Summary: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory.Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that:(1) … Continue reading Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi #SciFiMonth

DNF Book Review: The Many-Colored Land by Julian May #SciFiMonth

Summary: In the year 2034, Theo Quderian, a French physicist, made an amusing but impractical discovery: the means to use a one-way, fixed-focus time warp that opened into a place in the Rhone River valley during the idyllic Pliocene Epoch, six million years ago. But, as time went on, a certain usefulness developed. The misfits … Continue reading DNF Book Review: The Many-Colored Land by Julian May #SciFiMonth

Book Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff #SciFiMonth

Summary: What happens when a staff sergeant questions a two-star general's parentage to his face? Torin Kerr discovers the answer in Tanya Huff's much-anticipated sequel to Valor's Choice. Separated from her company, Kerr is ordered to report to a top-secret reconnaissance mission, either as punishment for her quick mouth or praise for her service. Kerr … Continue reading Book Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff #SciFiMonth

Book Review: The Queen’s Road by R.S. Belcher

Summary: Ramon “Ray” Cosa’s life is not what he expected it to be. Living in a small Texas town ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Ray has suffered many losses in his young life, and he has little hope left that anything will ever change or get better. That is, until the vintage Ford Galaxie and its … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen’s Road by R.S. Belcher

Book Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff #20BooksofSummer

Summary: In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war... — Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr was a battle-hardened professional. So when she and those in … Continue reading Book Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey #TwentyBooksofSummer

Summary: Humanity has colonized the solar system—Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond—but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, the … Continue reading Book Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey #TwentyBooksofSummer

Book Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Summary: Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and … Continue reading Book Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Book Review: Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: The baker's dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story) turn readers into travelers to the past, the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present. The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise … Continue reading Book Review: Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea by Sarah Pinsker #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Summary: This is the first novel in what has become one of the most popular series in contemporary SF, now back in print from Tor. In the 24th century, the Company preserves works of art and extinct forms of life (for profit of course). It recruits orphans from the past, renders them all but immortal, … Continue reading Book Review: In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker #20BooksofSummer

Book Review: Crosstalk by Connie Willis

Summary: In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal - to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things … Continue reading Book Review: Crosstalk by Connie Willis