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In Search of and Others
4.29
it was amazing
Do you think of romance when you hear the term speculative fiction? There is a kind of romance that goes along with reading speculative fiction. It's ...more
Feb 25, 2013
Jan 28, 2013
 
The Croning
3.73
it was ok
II've read and loved Barron's short stories. It is the reason I immediately purchased his full length novel The Croning. I thought The Croning began r ...more
not set
Aug 28, 2012
 
The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy!
3.86
really liked it
4.5/5.0

I enjoyed the stories in this anthology -- after all, it contains a favorite tale of queer villainy, Hal Duncan's "The Origin of the Fiend" --
...more
Oct 2013
Nov 15, 2013
 
The Girl with All the Gifts
3.93
it was amazing
"Melanie was new herself, once, but that's hard to remember because it was a long time ago. It was before there were any words; there were just things
...more
Jun 14, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
 
Torn
4.08
it was amazing
I've only read one book by Lee Thomas, his novel The German. Since that turned out to be one of my favorite novels last year, I could not wait to read ...more
not set
Aug 22, 2012
 
The Year of the Flood  (MaddAddam, #2)
4.05
liked it
Parallel plotting to Oryx and Crake from a different perspective. This time from a female point of view and two different narrators. Atwood again uses ...more
Feb 13, 2016
Feb 14, 2016
 
Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
4.00
liked it
3.75 or B- Interesting social sff. Dystopian world as seen from a male perspective. Big pharma, gene tampering, Big Corp, overpopulated, declining ear ...more
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 14, 2016
 
A Strong and Sudden Thaw
3.87
it was amazing
Grade A-

R.W. Day's beautiful prose, characterization, the post-apocalyptic fantasy world she created and the young adult, coming-of-age story in A Str
...more
Jul 11, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
New Amsterdam (New Amsterdam, #1)
3.55
really liked it
4.5/5.0 (B+)

First published in 2007, New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear is a steampunkish mystery series set in a world with an alternate history as a ba
...more
Sep 23, 2012
Sep 20, 2012
 
Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories
4.02
it was amazing
I've read one book by Sandra McDonald, The Outback Stars a military science fiction fantasy. I loved her writing and eye for detail, and her ability t ...more
Jun 24, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Sleep Walking Now and Then
2.70
liked it
"Sleep Walking Now and Then," is set in the Big Arena, a futuristic New York City, where class and financial divide are wide and marked. Residents of ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Wilde Stories 2012: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction
3.93
really liked it
Last year I loved the Wilde Stories 2011 anthology, so picking up Wilde Stories 2012: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman w ...more
Oct 07, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
 
MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3)
3.98
really liked it
In the end, there's hope, love, and what is left of human civilization begins adapting to the new world. All begins anew. The rest are the details of ...more
Feb 14, 2016
Feb 14, 2016
 
Wilde Stories 2014: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
3.88
really liked it
Grade: 4.5/5.0 Originally reviewed at Impressions of a Reader

The Wilde Stories anthology series edited by Steve Berman features gay themed speculativ
...more
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 03, 2014
 
The Devil in America
3.98
it was amazing
Of the SSF short works I read in February, my favorite was Kai Ashante Wilson's 2014 SFF novelette The Devil in America, a free online read at Tor.com ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
The Mothers of Voorhisville
3.27
liked it
The Mothers of Voorhisville by Mary Rickert is another SFF novella from Tor.com and a Nebula nominee. This sff horror story begins with a stranger pas ...more
Feb 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Pumpkin Teeth
4.06
really liked it
I loved Cardamone's story "River Boy" in Labonte's Country Boys: Wild Gay Erotica Anthology when I first read it and both the story and characters sta ...more
Aug 28, 2010
Aug 22, 2010
 
Annihilation (Southern Reach, #1)
3.62
really liked it
Science fiction? The "new weird"? Speculative fiction horror twisted into the "new weird"? Whatever the label, Jeff VanderMeer hit the spot with this ...more
Feb 16, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
 
The Resurrectionist: The Lost Work of Dr. Spencer Black
3.51
really liked it
The Resurrectionist is such a gorgeous book! When I first received the print copy all I wanted to do was pet it. It is the size of a coffee table book ...more
May 09, 2013
Apr 22, 2013
 
Vintage: A Ghost Story
3.73
really liked it
4.5 Stars

In Vintage: A Ghost Story, Steve Berman writes a chilling tale of ghosts, mixes it with urban myth while capturing Goth youths' subculture, b
...more
Jun 11, 2010
Aug 07, 2010
 
Green Thumb: A Novella
3.91
it was amazing
After the Red Wars are over and scientists used their genie boxes, what is left of earth's inhabitants have mutated in different and unexpected ways. ...more
Jul 19, 2012
Jul 19, 2012
 
The End of the End of Everything
3.42
really liked it
I am familiar with Dale Bailey's short works through his contributions to Asimov's Magazine. His novelette The End of The End of Everything is not nom ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Feb 16, 2015
 
Silver Moon
3.67
really liked it
In Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff weaves a fantasy set in a small town where only a few women are called by magic to change into werewolves when menop ...more
not set
Apr 03, 2012
 
Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
3.83
really liked it
Every year editor Steve Berman publishes one special collection after gathering the best of previously published gay speculative fiction stories writt ...more
May 04, 2013
Apr 29, 2013
 
Wilde Stories 2011: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
3.96
it was amazing
As we all know, speculative fiction stories are tough to categorize. That is particularly evident in the Wilde Stories 2011: The Year's Best Gay Specu ...more
not set
May 22, 2011
 
The White City (New Amsterdam, #3)
3.77
it was amazing
I love the cover for The White City (December 31, 2010). This was the first of the three stories in the New Amsterdam series that I purchased because ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2011
 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
3.99
really liked it
Gaiman's magical, adult fairy tale is narrated by a seven year-old boy as events are remembered by the man he becomes. It's interesting because we all ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 14, 2013
 
The Girl With All the Gifts: Extended Free Preview
3.99
it was amazing
I read the extended free preview offered for the Kindle (9 chapters!), and so far this is an absolutely fabulous speculative fiction read! Now I have ...more
May 19, 2014
May 20, 2014
 
The Light is the Darkness
3.92
really liked it
4.5/5.0 Loved this novella.

Cosmic horror in a grand scale. Check
Concise, bare bones writing style. Check
Creepy! Check

Recommended to those who loved O
...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 26, 2012
 
Minions of the Moon
3.75
None
not set
May 12, 2013
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