Review: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

Review: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki

I loved this book so much. And while I tried to make it last, I read it incredibly quickly and then was very sad when there was no more book, even as I was sobbing like an actual baby at the end.

Ahem. Ryka Aoki’s Light from Uncommon Stars is pretty stellar.

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Review: A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

Review: A Country of Ghosts by Margaret Killjoy

Margaret Killjoy’s A Country of Ghosts is a work of beautifully crafted utopian fiction that reminded me of nothing so much as Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Dispossessed–except in a country called Hron where there is enough for everyone, as opposed to LeGuin’s moon Anarres, where there are precious few resources.

Highly recommended.

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Review: The Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly

Review: The Windrose Chronicles by Barbara Hambly

Well, it's a review of the first three books. A look at Goodreads shows that there's at least one additional novel and a number of shorter works. And, to be honest, after reading these three--The Silent Tower, The Silicon Mage, and Dog Wizard, I have no desire to ever read anything in this setting ever again. I wanted to like these books, I really did....

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The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig

The Whistling Season, Ivan Doig

The joy of discovering a new-to-me author: I’d never even heard of Ivan Doig three weeks ago when a friend of mine commented on Facebook that The Whistling Season was a Kindle Daily Deal. So I checked it out, it looked interesting, and for $2, seemed worth taking a chance on. So thank you, Lee. Because I’m now a big Ivan Doig fan. In other words, I loved...

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A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy

A Week in Winter, Maeve Binchy

When Maeve Binchy passed away last summer, she’d just completed work on her next manuscript, and her publisher has polished it up and released it.  Titled A Week in Winter, it’s a fitting swan song for one of my favorite writers, showing her usual deft touch for storytelling and creating characters you come to understand and care about as they move through...

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Hello! I'm Natalie Luhrs.

I write about books, culture, disability, and whatever else strikes my fancy. I have many opinions.

I am a two-time Hugo Award finalist, in 2017 for Best Fan Writer and in 2021 for my essay “George R.R. Martin Can Fuck Off Into the Sun, Or: The 2020 Hugo Awards Ceremony (Rageblog Edition)” in the Best Related Work category.

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