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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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Pattern Recognition by William Gibson

I was looking for a book and recognized Gibson’s name. I decided to pick up the oldest Gibson book I could find in the library.

Published: 2003

Genre: speculative fiction

Length: 356 pages

Setting: mostly the U.S. but also various international locations, 2002 Continue reading

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Caresaway by D. J. Cockburn

I was given an ARC of this book to review (but all my opinions are my own). It was published by a small press (Annorlunda Books) that focuses on books that help you “learn something you’ll feel good about knowing.” I’ve been an advance reader for several other books and novellas she’s published (see Unspotted, Lilies of the Dawn, Okay, So Look, and Academaze) and thought I’d do the same for the newest book.

Published: 2017 (it comes out today in ebook form)

Genre: speculative fiction

Length: 86 pages

Setting: mostly England and Cape Town, present day Continue reading

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Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

This is the third book in The Reckoners series. You’ll want to start at the beginning of the series (Steelheart and then Firefight) if you’re interested in the books. I successfully convinced Mr. Curiosity to read the series, so I read this book after he finished it. Bonus, it was published this year so it counts toward my new books challenge

Published: 2016

Genre: post-apocalyptic YA

Length: 421 pages

Font: Apollo

Setting: mostly Ildithia, in the U.S. southwest, soon after the events the events of Firefight Continue reading

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Take a Left at the Cretaceous by Mark Finn

Continuing my Monday short fiction reviews, it’s time for another story from Rayguns Over Texas

Published: 2013 in Rayguns Over Texas.

Genre: speculative fiction

Setting: the Texas-Mexico border, near future Continue reading

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At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs

Published: 1914 in serial form, 1922 in novel form

Genre: classic speculative fiction (I don’t know if hollow Earth fiction is fantasy or science fiction, so I’m just going to go generic with speculative fiction). It is old enough you can read it for free from Project Gutenberg.

Length: 277 pages

Setting: mostly Pellucidar, the kingdom at the center of the Earth, early 1900s

Interest: A random book chosen off my Kindle because my Kindle was lighter to carry around Chicago than the other book I was reading. Continue reading

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The Grande Complication by Christopher Reynaga

Published: in Writers of the Future Volume 29

Genre: speculative fiction – you could make a case for steampunk possibly, since it has the right setting

Length: 22 pages

Setting: London, probably early 1900s/late 1800s

Interest: It was published in the 2014 Campbellian Anthology Continue reading

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