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Precursor by C. J. Cherryh

I picked up this book and the other two in the series at the library’s used book sale because I enjoy Cherryh’s work. It’s actually the first book in the second trilogy set in the Foreigner universe.

Published: 1999

Genre: science fiction

Length: 398 pages

Setting: far future, an exoplanet

Summary: Short version: New conflicts between humans and atevi Continue reading

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Hu.man and Best by Nancy SM Waldman

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: June, 2016 in Futuristica: Volume 1

Genre: science fiction

Setting: a near-future Namibia

Summary: Short version: Betts finds a girl where she shouldn’t be Continue reading

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The Hungers of Refugees by Michael Glyde

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: September, 2016 at Escape Pod (you can either listen to or read the story for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: a generation ship, far future

Summary: Short version: It’s hard to break tradition Continue reading

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Genetic Changelings by Keyan Bowes

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: 2016 in Science Fiction Short Stories (Gothic Fantasy)

Genre: science fiction

Length: 8 pages

Setting: a generic city, near future

Summary: Short version: Are genetic enhancements and designer babies really that bad? Continue reading

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The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin

This is the final book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I need to find out what happens. As proof of how much I loved this series, I read the entire series in the same month. I rarely even finish a series within a year, let alone a month!

Published: 2017

Genre: speculative fiction (I waffle as to whether this is science fiction or fantasy. This book is more fantastical than the others.)

Length: 398 pages, 416 pages total

Setting: various parts of the Stillness and Corepoint, after the events of The Obelisk Gate and before the Shattering

Summary: Short version: Will the moon be caught or slammed into the Earth?
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The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

I saw this book at the library and picked it up for Mr. Curiosity and myself to read. It’s the first book in the Broken Earth trilogy. I’ve heard good things about the series, including the fact that Jemisin won three Hugos in a row for each of the books in the series (a first!).

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Length: 449 pages of text, 468 pages total

Setting: various locations in the Stillness, which I think is a far future Earth

Summary: Short version: Can I just say, “OMG read this book now!!”? No? Then how about: The world only thinks orogenes are controlled. Continue reading

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The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

I got this book as a Tor monthly freebie. I read it on vacation pretty much because it was a Q title (those are hard to find).

Published: 2010

Genre: science fiction

Length: 336 pages

Setting: mostly Mars, far future

Summary: Short version: A thief searches for memories of himself Continue reading

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