Second Reflections – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of Sci-Fi Books – It’s Sci-Fi Month!!

Ahoy there me mateys!   today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster?

Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as:

  1. assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle;
  2. collect or assemble (a number or amount); or
  3. a group of peacocks.

Here I take a second look at previously enjoyed novels from me younger days and give me crew me second reflections, as it were, upon visitin’ them again.  They don’t get full reviews because I don’t necessarily have a lot new to say but me rule is that I have to review every book I read.  Arrrr!

Side note: the book covers come from Goodreads and ye can click on them to add the books to yer Goodreads’ Ports for Plunder List.  

Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)ancillary justice (Ann Leckie)

I have loved this author ever since I read this book.  This was the fifth time.  It is totally a comfort read for me.  I sadly don’t have a review of the first time I read it as it was pre-blog.  I do have a Broadside for it and a review for Sci-Fi Month 2019.  I basically love the concept of a sentient ship losing its ship’s body and all of its secondary bodies and being stuck in one human form.  I love how this book plays with gender and explores the ideas of the effects of colonialism.  I love the use of tea and gloves.  I love love love this book.  I know it is a gush of love but seriously this book (and the rest in the series) just float me boat.  I personally cannot fathom how anyone could dislike this.  Arrr!

“Luxury always comes at someone else’s expense. One of the many advantages of civilization is that one doesn’t generally have to see that, if one doesn’t wish. You’re free to enjoy its benefits without troubling your conscience.”
― Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)all systems red & artificial condition (Martha Wells)

Everyone on the crew knows that I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!  Murderbot is me spirit animal er robot.  This series is another comfort that doesn’t get old.  Ever.  I have done at least 10 posts on the series but that doesn’t include all the mentions throughout other posts.  I know the crew may now roll their eyes (or eye) at me when these books come up.  Bah!  These be pure gold to me salty grumpy heart.  I have reread two of these books so far this year.  I basically read them all in publishing order and then start over again.  It shall continue til the end of time.  Arrrr!

“I remember every word ever said to me.” That was a lie. Who would want that? Most of it I delete from permanent memory.”
― Martha Wells, All Systems Red

So there ye have it.  Me second reflections on some of me favorites from me past.  Arrrr!!

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