Friday Review: The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel about Parallel Universes by Robert A. Heinlein

My rating: 3 of 5 starsI didn't even know this book existed until a few years ago. Of course, I read "The Number of the Beast", this novel's sister story- a "parallel novel about parallel universes". And, since I still credit Heinlein with starting me on reading science fiction, I had to read this one, … Continue reading Friday Review: The Pursuit of the Pankera: A Parallel Novel about Parallel Universes by Robert A. Heinlein

Friday Review: Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) by Charlie Jane Anders

My rating: 3 of 5 starsTina is a teenage girl. living a teenage girl's life. She goes to school, she has a best friend, and lives with her mother. Except all of that is a cover. She is actually the clone of a heroic alien soldier. She carries inside her a beacon that will alert … Continue reading Friday Review: Victories Greater Than Death (Unstoppable #1) by Charlie Jane Anders

Born From Fire (The Longview Chronicles #1) by Holly Lisle

My rating: 3 of 5 starsThe Longview is a spaceship operated by a mysterious "Owner" who uses it to transport criminals slated for execution. The story is told from two alternating viewpoints. One is one of the Longview crew, and the second is one of the prisoners. Between them, we start to get a glimpse … Continue reading Born From Fire (The Longview Chronicles #1) by Holly Lisle

Friday Review: The MVP (Galactic Football League #4) by Scott Sigler

My rating: 4 of 5 starsIn this fourth installment in Sigler's GFL series, Ionath Krakens team ship, the Touchback, has breached the territory of the Prawatt race in an attempt to escape pirates. They are captured by the Prawatt and are facing execution for trespassing in the Prawatt territory. Quentin manages to maneuver his way … Continue reading Friday Review: The MVP (Galactic Football League #4) by Scott Sigler

Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories: The Science Fiction Stories

On May 17, 2022, I have a collection of very short stories being published. There are twenty-four stories in the collection. Twelves are fantasy, and twelve are sci-fi. None are much more than 2000 words, and many are shorter. Today, I am going to list the twelve Science Fiction stories and give a short description … Continue reading Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories: The Science Fiction Stories

Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

My rating: 4 of 5 starsAshton Collins is a somewhat sheltered teen living with his father, a corporate engineer, in the future megacity of Los Angeles. Home alone with just the household robot servants, Ashton receives a cryptic message from his father urging him to get out of the house, go to the dangerous Red … Continue reading Friday Review: Street Freaks by Terry Brooks

Friday Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown

My rating: 3 of 5 starsWarning: There may be some minor spoilers in this review.Darrow is a Red, the lowest caste in a color-coded Martian system. He is a miner, a laborer who has been told his entire life that he and his fellow Reds toil to make the surface of Mars a livable place … Continue reading Friday Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) by Pierce Brown

Coming In May: Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories

Finally! My collection of very short stories will be available on May 17 of this year. This was a long time in coming, and crossed through the first, second, and current waves of the pandemic. More information, including how and where to pre-order will be coming as we get closer. Here's what it's all about: … Continue reading Coming In May: Crossed Wires and Other Very Short Stories

Friday Review: Binti: Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

My rating: 4 of 5 starsHome takes place about a year after the first novella in this series. Binti is still at Oomza University after the events of the first novella but she is suffering from PTSD in the aftereffects of the events that had her hailed as a hero. She decides to go home … Continue reading Friday Review: Binti: Home (Binti #2) by Nnedi Okorafor

Friday Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 starsJohn Perry just turned 75, so he did what any self-respecting 75-year-old would: he visited his wife's grave, and joined the army. Technically, he joined the Colonial Defense Force (CDF). In this Earth future universe, the CDF doesn't want young, inexperienced recruits. They want those with the knowledge, experience, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Old Man’s War (Old Man’s War #1) by John Scalzi