A nimble spray crab seen on San Salvador
This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.
Published: October, 2018 in Fireside Magazine (you can read it for free at that link)
Genre: science fiction short story
Setting: near future
Summary: An abstract on autonomous vehicles reveals the death of the author’s child in the footnotes Continue reading
I heard an interview with the author on the podcast 99% Invisible. I found the interview so fascinating, I had to go and get the book right away. Even Miss Adventure was interested.
Genre: nonfiction art/history
Length: 281 pages of text, 320 pages total
Summary: Short version: The sources and uses of different colors and shades of colors Continue reading
I’m still looking for a textbook for my Environmental Science or Environment and Society in a Changing World classes. I want something written for nonscientists that covers many of the current environmental issues with a focus on climate change. Bonus if it was written in the last few years, since the science on climate change is changing so rapidly. It’s a pretty specific set of characteristics that I want, which is why I don’t have anything I’m satisfied with yet. I picked up this book from a Wired article on empowering women to reduce climate change.
Subtitle: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Genre: nonfiction climate science
Length: 256 pages
Summary: Short version: The subtitle covers that Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Memoir of Lady Trent series.
Genre: historical fantasy
Length: 350 pages
Setting: Akhia, a Middle Eastern equivalent country, soon after the events of Voyage of the Basilisk
Summary: Short version: Off to the desert to study dragon rearing Continue reading
I’m not sure how this came to my attention in the first place (it’s been on my TBR list too long). I read it now because it gives me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.
Subtitle: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Genre: nonfiction science
Length: 201 pages of text, 229 pages total
Summary: Short version: Read the subtitle Continue reading