The Captain’s Log – ethan of athos, brothers in arms, borders of infinity, and the vor game (Lois McMaster Bujold) – The Vorkosigan Saga Year Continues!

Ahoy there me mateys!  In 2021 the First Mate gave me a treasure trove of the entire Vorkosigan Saga.  I am loving exploring this world.  After much internal debate, I decided to read the series in publishing order . . . well mostly.  Here be the reviews for the most recent books I tackled . … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – ethan of athos, brothers in arms, borders of infinity, and the vor game (Lois McMaster Bujold) – The Vorkosigan Saga Year Continues!

The Captain’s Log – firewalkers (Adrian Tchaikovsky)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Aye, another Tchaikovsky so soon after the last.  This is a sci-fi dystopian that takes place in a West African country by the equator.  The only reason the little town exists is for the space elevator ferrying rich folks off the dying burning planet.  The town illegally harvests from solar panels … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – firewalkers (Adrian Tchaikovsky)

The Captain’s Log – shards of honor, falling free, and the warrior’s apprentice (Lois McMaster Bujold) – The Vorkosigan Saga Year Has Begun!

Ahoy there me mateys!  In 2021 the First Mate gave me a treasure trove of the entire Vorkosigan Saga.  I have finally begun exploring this world.  After much internal debate, I decided to read the series in publishing order . . . well mostly.  Here be the first three books I tackled . . . … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – shards of honor, falling free, and the warrior’s apprentice (Lois McMaster Bujold) – The Vorkosigan Saga Year Has Begun!

The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of the Remaining 2021 Books!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I have read more books this year then there are days left to review them individually.  So today I bring ye a muster of mini-reviews.  What be a muster? Well the Oxford English Dictionary defines it as: assemble (troops) especially for inspection or for battle; collect or assemble (a number or … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of the Remaining 2021 Books!

The Captain’s Log – klara and the sun (Kazuo Ishiguro) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!!

Ahoy there me mateys!  It be Sci-Fi Month!!  Check out the announcement and join me crew! I listened to this tale via audiobook and have to say that I immensely enjoyed it.  This is the story of a robot i.e. "AF" named Klara and her interactions with the world.  Ye meet Klara in the store … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – klara and the sun (Kazuo Ishiguro) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!!

The Captain’s Log – the citadel of weeping pearls (Aliette de Bodard) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!!

Ahoy there me mateys!  It be Sci-Fi Month!!  Check out the announcement and join me crew! I was introduced to the Universe of Xuya in her novella the tea master and the detective.  I adored the sentient spaceship and avidly wanted more.  The biggest problem is that the majority of this series are short stories … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the citadel of weeping pearls (Aliette de Bodard) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!!

The Captain’s Log – sun-daughters, sea-daughters (Aimee Ogden) & remote control (Nnedi Okorafor) – two tor.com novellas

Ahoy there me mateys!  Here be reviews of two tor.com novellas that I read recently (click on titles to add to yer Goodreads Ports for Plunder List): sun-daughters, sea-daughters (Aimee Ogden) This story was lovely and follows a person named Atuale who leaves her life in the sea to live on the land with her … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – sun-daughters, sea-daughters (Aimee Ogden) & remote control (Nnedi Okorafor) – two tor.com novellas

The Captain’s Log – a psalm for the wild-built (Becky Chambers)

Ahoy there me mateys!  It be no secret that I love Becky Chambers work.  So much so that I didn't really know what the book was about other than that the series name suggested a monk and a robot.  Aye, but how we meet said monk and robot were fantastic. I, of course, adored this.  … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a psalm for the wild-built (Becky Chambers)