This is the third book in the Lunar Chronicles.
Genre: YA science fiction
Length: 550 pages
Setting: orbiting Earth, Africa and China, immediately after the events of Scarlet
Summary: Short version: With the help of Cress, Cinder stops the wedding between Kai and Levana Continue reading
I saw this graphic novel on the library shelves. I thought it looked interesting and brought it home for the family to read.
Published: 2018 and as a webcomic
Genre: science fiction graphic novel
Length: 533 pages
Setting: out in space sometime in the future
Summary: Short version: Mia joins a restoration crew and searches for her old girlfriend Continue reading
This is the first book in a series the kids have read and Miss Adventure has been trying to get me to read. I finally got around to it because I was looking for something a bit lighter to read.
Genre: YA science fiction
Length: 387 pages
Setting: New Beijing, about 100 years in the future
Summary: Short version: Prince Kai has to deal with a plague while avoiding marriage to the Lunar Queen Continue reading
This is the third book in the second Foreigner trilogy that I bought at the library book sale (years ago now). I really enjoyed the first two books and had high hopes for the third.
Genre: science fiction
Length: 408 pages
Setting: space around Reunion Station, soon after the events of Defender
Summary: Short version: Phoenix encounters aliens at Reunion Station Continue reading
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
I had picked up this collection to read two Locus Award nominee for short stories. I enjoyed them so much I got sucked into reading the rest of the collection.
Published: 2018 for the collection, 2004-2017 for the individual stories
Genre: science fiction and fantasy
Length: 397 pages
Summary: Short version: A collection of Jemisin’s short stories. I’ll summarize each one briefly Continue reading