A friend gave me a copy of this book to read. I don’t usually read short story collections, but he seemed so passionate about the author and the stories that I was willing to try it. Since it is a short story collection, I’ll summarize each story and then give my overall impressions.
Genre: fiction short stories, with occasional science fictional elements
Length: 251 pages
Setting: various present day settings in the U.S. Continue reading
I was looking through the library’s shelves for an author whose last name started with I for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge and this title caught my eye. I was in the mood for some historical fiction in a non-Western setting and decided to try it.
Genre: historical fiction
Length: 383 pages
Setting: what is now Mongolia, 1200s Continue reading
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 CLONES: The Anthology
Genre: science fiction, with a touch of Chthulu
Length: 34 pages
Setting: an asteroid mining base, near future Continue reading
This is the fourth book in the Outlander series I’m rereading this year.
Genre: historical fiction with time travel
Length: 880 pages
Setting: around Charleston, South Carolina, 1767-1770, and England, 1969 Continue reading
I started this book while on vacation. I’d just read two Discworld books and needed a break (I cannot binge anything – I need variety in my life). I vaguely remember reading the first book in the series (this is the second) and thought some space opera would be a nice change of pace.
Genre: space opera science fiction
Length: 435 pages
Setting: mostly the planet Grayson and its surrounding space, far future Continue reading
I’ve heard good things about this book in various places, but I put it on my TBR list after listening to episode 17 of the What Should I Read Next podcast. I decided it had been a while since I’d read a post-apocalyptic book and it was time to check it off my reading list.
Genre: post-apocalyptic fiction
Length: 333 pages
Setting: various places in North America, near future Continue reading
This is the 12th book in the Dresden Files series that I’m determined to finish this year. I’m already up to four of his books this year, which is three more than I read last year, I think.
Genre: urban fantasy
Length: 546 pages
Setting: mostly Chicago and Chichen Itza, about a year after Turn Coat. I read somewhere that Butcher considers the time elapsed between book publishing dates to be the time elapsed in Dresden’s life as well. Continue reading