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Parable of the Talents (Earthseed, #2)
4.22
it was amazing
This book is even harder to read than the first one was, but it's difficult to go into why without being a festival of spoilers. So I'll just say a fe ...more
Oct 2012
Dec 10, 2012
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.14
it was amazing
Warning. Contains spoilers. But no more spoil-y than what is already on the back cover of the book.

I was having a conversation with Matt Peters about
...more
Sep 30, 2012
Nov 26, 2007
 
Space Is Just a Starry Night
3.72
it was amazing
Okay, this is how this went down. I went to the library in search of some non-genre fiction. I wanted a break from sf as I was still under the shadow ...more
Aug 28, 2013
Aug 30, 2013
 
We
3.95
really liked it
So many of the classic dystopian sf novels were so clearly influenced by a fear of a totalitarian, communist regime. Well, Zamyatin actually lived in ...more
Mar 22, 2015
Jan 04, 2015
 
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
4.21
liked it
Oh, I have feelings about this book.

First of all, this book is, in fact, a witch. Despite it being approximately twelve million pages long, I devoured
...more
Apr 08, 2015
Apr 05, 2015
 
Slant (Queen of Angels, #4)
3.61
liked it
High time for a quick read, I headed to the science fiction section at the used bookstore and picked up Slant, as Greg Bear has made it onto my list o ...more
Nov 2009
Jan 17, 2010
 
China Mountain Zhang
3.93
it was amazing
This book was on one of the featured theme endcaps at the library and caught my eye. I've been wanting to read more female authored scifi, and the lis ...more
Mar 14, 2016
Feb 21, 2016
 
Brain Plague
4.13
really liked it
Oh, how I love Joan Slonczewski and the Door Into Ocean universe! So much so that I somehow got two copies of this from paperbackswap. Ooops. Once I g ...more
Mar 29, 2012
May 10, 2012
 
The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle, #1)
4.20
really liked it
I checked this one out now just because it was right there on the shelf at the library, but I'm starting to think I should read the Hainish books in o ...more
Apr 30, 2016
Apr 18, 2016
 
The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide (Hitchhiker's Guide, #1-4 + short story)
4.58
really liked it
A re-read. Obviously.

Read the entire thing aloud to Jefferson as bedtime story night after night. It took ages.

In recognition of both my father readin
...more
Feb 25, 2016
Nov 26, 2007
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.20
it was amazing
(review originally written for bookslut)

Dune had been calling me.

From the moment it arrived in a box full of books from my sister (I had lent it to h
...more
Feb 13, 2017
Nov 26, 2007
 
Frankenstein
3.76
really liked it
Sandy bought an extra copy of this for her Sci-fi Literature course by accident, and I'd been feeling nostalgic for my Gothic Literature college cours ...more
Jul 11, 2015
May 30, 2015
 
Solar Lottery
3.49
liked it
I cast about quite a while for a book to fill the "first book by a favourite author" square. I kept thinking of authors whose first works I'd already ...more
Aug 26, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
 
The Word for World Is Forest
3.92
really liked it
This tiny book is all the things.

Everything I read or hear about Ursula K. Le Guin lately has made me fall more and more in love with her, but yet the
...more
Feb 2016
Feb 01, 2016
 
The Fatal Eggs
3.78
it was amazing
Overjoyed to find this book at Eighth Day Books on my bookstore tour of Wichita when I was home for Christmas. I thought I'd put every Bulgakov book o ...more
Dec 31, 2016
Dec 30, 2016
 
Binti (Binti, #1)
4.01
really liked it
I've been hearing so much about Okorafor. When I stumbled on her books at the library, this tiny little volume was just too easy to pick up -- no matt ...more
May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016
 
Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel
3.78
really liked it
I discovered this book from some end-of-the-year wrap-up, best books some person read in 2014, and I was fascinated, so I special-ordered it at my loc ...more
Feb 16, 2015
Dec 20, 2014
 
After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall
3.46
really liked it
This book carried its own momentum -- it was a quick, easy read. The premise of a device to travel back in time to rescue people before an apocalypse ...more
Mar 18, 2017
Nov 18, 2016
 
American Gods (American Gods #1)
4.11
really liked it
I read this a number of years ago, and remember feeling fairly "meh" about it. Nevertheless, I was excited to hear it was being adapted into a TV seri ...more
Dec 31, 2017
Oct 06, 2017
 
The Martian
4.40
really liked it
So, everyone in the world told me I had to read this book. And I knew that I did -- it was on my to-read list, I went out and bought a copy of it and ...more
Oct 16, 2015
May 31, 2015
 
Lanark
4.12
it was amazing
I'd had this book on my to-read list for ages. Jessa put it on the 100 Best Books of the 20th century list for Bookslut, and had raved to me about Gra ...more
Oct 13, 2013
Apr 20, 2012
 
Captain Marvel, Volume 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More
4.09
really liked it
This installment of DeConnick's Captain Marvel is fun. Sometimes on the side of frivolous fun, but since when is that a bad thing? Highlights include ...more
May 06, 2015
May 06, 2015
 
Acadie
3.82
liked it
One of those books with a giant plot twist at the end that makes you question absolutely everything, including whether you actually still like the boo ...more
Nov 06, 2017
Nov 05, 2017
 
Tempting the Gods: The Selected Stories of Tanith Lee, Volume One
3.98
really liked it
I was feeling the need for some female-centric sf, so I was perusing the sci-fi/fantasy section of my local library and ran across this collection of ...more
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 02, 2015
 
An Unkindness of Ghosts
4.02
it was amazing
I first heard about this book on tumblr, and put it on my library hold list during the great hold spree of 2017. What little I'd heard about it was in ...more
Nov 20, 2017
May 31, 2017
 
The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria
4.16
it was amazing
Normally I put the book back down when I see that it is a collection of short stories, but I just couldn't resist this title, or this cover. For which ...more
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 04, 2017
 
Agents of Dreamland
3.73
really liked it
Read in a single sitting, after checking it out against my better judgment (as usual, I have way too many library books at home.) The hard-drinking no ...more
Mar 26, 2017
Mar 26, 2017
 
Saga, Vol. 6 (Saga, #6)
4.49
it was amazing
I rated this one higher than the last volume. Is it just because I'm so happy that (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 09, 2016
May 26, 2016
 
Cataclysm Baby
4.39
really liked it
I wanted to give up this book so many times as I was reading it, and I almost did. It is so dark. SO DARK. And it took me a while to see past the many ...more
Feb 17, 2014
Sep 16, 2013
 
The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials, #1)
3.95
it was amazing
I've had books #2&3 in this series sitting on my borrowed books shelf for ages. Plus, this is the book Karen credits with the beginning of her obs ...more
Aug 12, 2017
Aug 11, 2017
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