Speculative Fiction 2012 edited by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin #FridayReads

Speculative Fiction 2012 edited by Justin Landon and Jared Shurin

I’ve been doing a lot of reading out of this year’s Hugo packet lately.* Currently I’m working my way through the Best Related Work category. This book collects online essays and commentary about SF/F that were published in 2012. I’m just at the halfway mark where the reviews give way to the essays. I enjoyed Continue Reading →

We Have Always Fought: Essays on Craft, Fiction and Fandom by Kameron Hurley #FridayReads

We Have Always Fought by Kameron Hurley

Today’s Friday Reads book is a collection of recent essays and blog posts by Kameron Hurley. The title essay of this collection, “We Have Always Fought: Challenging the Women, Cattle and Slaves Narrative” is nominated for this year’s Hugo award for Best Related Work. Its nomination brought me to discover this ebook. The essays are divided Continue Reading →

Forthcoming books that I can’t wait to read

Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer

August is almost here. It’s hard to believe, but we’re past the halfway mark of this year. While I have read a ton of good books during the last seven months (the full details of which are available on my GoodReads page), there are always books coming up on the horizon, books that I just can’t wait Continue Reading →

Uncanny and Women Destroy Science Fiction have made my day!

Lightspeed's Women Destroy Science Fiction

Even though I really should have waited until after payday, I spent money on two awesome science fiction/fantasy publications today, surprising no one who knows me. The first is Lightspeed magazine’s June 2014 special anniversary issue, Women Destroy Science Fiction, which is entirely written and edited by women. I first heard about it back when the Continue Reading →

Review of Mutants and Mystics by Jeffrey J. Kripal

I don’t know where to begin with this fascinating book. First, this is the quintessential non-ebook. The design elements, color plates, and the thick, creamy pages, sewn into a rich cloth-bound book makes this a pleasure to hold in the hand. If you read this on an e-reader, I weep for you. As far as Continue Reading →