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

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

It is impossible to really describe the experience of reading The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. It has been a while since a book has affected me so deeply. Offred's story unfolds very slowly. We don't learn the specifics of what led to the collapse of the U.S. government, the rise of the Republic of Gilead, until … Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin

Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books 2000-2016 by Ursula K. Le Guin is necessary reading. I mean, writers writing about books and social issues? Swoon. Even better when it is someone as wonderful as Ursula LeGuin, one of the most well-known female science fiction and fantasy writers. If your English Lit. classes … Continue reading Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin