All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

Synopsis "In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting … Continue reading All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Mini-Review)

Synopsis "Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total. On … Continue reading The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (Mini-Review)

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

Synopsis "In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her--freedom, prison or death. With The Testaments, the wait is … Continue reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

A Crash of Fate (Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #1) by Zoraida Cordova

Synopsis "Izzy and Jules were childhood friends, climbing the spires of Batuu, inventing silly games, and dreaming of adventures they would share one day. Then, Izzy's family left abruptly, without even a chance to say goodbye. Izzy's life became one of constant motion, traveling from one world to the next, until her parents were killed … Continue reading A Crash of Fate (Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge #1) by Zoraida Cordova

Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card

spoilers below Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston is the conclusion of the First Formic War trilogy, and it went out with a bang. Picking up right where Earth Unaware left off, Earth Awakens opens with our pal Mazer Rackham, along with Wit O'Toole, and the Mobile Operations Police (MOPs) trying to devise … Continue reading Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card

Earth (A Gift Shop) by Charles Yu

From Shadow Show, a collection of short stories by famous writers inspired by Ray Bradbury's greatest stories, come "Earth (A Gift Shop)" by Charles Yu in which he wonders what will become of earth when we are finished with it, and how will humanity be remembered when we are long gone, based on what we've left behind? This … Continue reading Earth (A Gift Shop) by Charles Yu

Headlife by Margaret Atwood

Inspired by Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man "Headlife" by Margaret Atwood is one of many fantastic short stories from Shadow Show. This story is great because you know exactly what is going to happen but you don't know how, so the anticipation grows with each paragraph. Quentin is the creator and owner of Hither! Ltd., a … Continue reading Headlife by Margaret Atwood

Backward in Seville by Audrey Niffenegger

I first read "Backward in Seville" by Audrey Niffenegger in Shadow Show, a collection of short stories in celebration of Ray Bradbury. Helene and her recently widowed father Lewis are on a cruise in Spain; a cruise that Lewis and his late wife, Helen's mother, Nora were supposed to have gone on together until her … Continue reading Backward in Seville by Audrey Niffenegger

Science Fiction Friday: Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card

How could it have taken me this long to read the second book the First Formic War trilogy? I read Earth Unaware over a year ago. That’s embarrassing. At any rate, I finally read it and as with pretty much all Orson Scott Card books, it far surpassed my expectations. Spoilers ahead! One of the … Continue reading Science Fiction Friday: Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card