Category Archives: Books

G5: LitRPG: Ascend Online-Luke Chmilenko

I was going to do a general review of this book, for everyone, but to be fair, if you’re not into role playing games on some level, it’s highly unlikely you’re going to appreciate or enjoy this niche genre-within-a-genre. Not … Continue reading

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N1: Novella (17,500 to 39,999 words): Penric’s Demon-Lois McMaster Bujold

At 35K words, Penric’s Demon squeaks into the novella category, but if you haven’t read any of Lois McMaster Bujold’s longer fiction, this is an excellent introduction to her style. You may have heard the author’s name, as she is … Continue reading

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B2: Novel Featuring Vampires: Queen of the Damned-Anne Rice

You might think that picking an Anne Rice vampire novel is fairly low hanging fruit for this category, but on the original iteration of this bingo card on the r/fantasy subreddit, Hard Mode was defined as: At least one main … Continue reading

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N4: Novel Featuring an AI Character: Fools War – Sarah Zettel

Fool’s War is one of those books that you never see mentioned on lists of ‘must reads’ or random listicles (9 SFF Books that Prominently Feature Small Dogs), even though it would tick a lot of boxes that seem important … Continue reading

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Book Review Bingo

In an attempt to blog more regularly, I’m starting a season of Book Review Bingo. Now, I know this sort of thing is usually done around the beginning of the year, kind of a New Year’s Resolution thing. But even … Continue reading

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Three great books in a row – what are the odds?

Because I have a Kindle and subscribe to BookBub, many of my book purchases are based primarily on cost. If it costs less than five bucks, there’s a good chance I will read it. Closer to ten? Well, then it … Continue reading

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Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

I had been holding off on reading The Martian, not because I thought I wouldn’t like it, but because I have an aversion to anything which is insanely popular (except Gangnam Style – I still love that thing). And last … Continue reading

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