One of the stories in this collection was nominated for a Locus Award. I got the collection to read that story and ended up reading all of them. The collection itself was also nominated for a Locus Award.
Genre: science fiction and fantasy short story collection
Length: 362 pages of stories, 373 pages total
Setting: various locations, mostly on Earth
Summary: Short version: Stories by various authors featuring either robots or fairies, and sometimes both Continue reading
I’ve been hearing about the book as a great example of science fiction by a black author and decided to pick it up. Luckily, my library had the novellas collected into a single book.
Published: 2019 as a collection, 2015-2017 as novellas
Genre: 358 pages
Setting: mostly the desert African city of Himba, and the planet Oozma Uni
Summary: Short version: Binti’s event-filled life after she’s accepted to an off-world school Continue reading
This was a random book find as I was browsing the library catalogue for something else. The title caught my eye.
Subtitle: How Every Letter Tells a Story
Genre: nonfiction history
Length: 411 pages of text, 431 pages total
Summary: Short version: A history of letters and how we play with letters Continue reading
This is the last Locus Award nominee for the 2019 short story category.
Published: February, 2018 at Slate (you can read it for free at the link provided)
Genre: science fiction
Setting: New Delta, a city in near future Nigeria
Summary: Short version: Anwuli doesn’t want to leave her house, even though a pollen storm is coming Continue reading
I was looking for an audiobook and I wanted something that was enhanced by listening to rather than reading the book. I saw this book was recommended and available.
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 329 pages
Summary: Short version: A memoir of Amy Poehler’s life Continue reading