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
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)
Ahoy there me mateys! I wanted to read this book ever since it was announced because as I said back then it deals with "murder mysteries, bio-engineered enhancements, possible other timelines." I read the first two books of Ashby's Machine Destiny series and found the ideas to be a lot of fun. Even though I … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – company town (Madeline Ashby)
Ahoy there me mateys! In trying to do me usual blog clean up this time of year, I found this novel from very early 2020 that I never reviewed. The rule is that I have to review all the books I read. The problem? I honestly don't remember much of the plot of this book. … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the trials (Linda Nagata)
Ahoy there me mateys! When I read the book, finder, I didn't know that this was the first book in a series. It was a five star read and I adored Fergus Ferguson so much that I had to follow his next adventure. Now I didn't bother with reading the blurb because I wanted to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – driving the deep (Suzanne Palmer) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!
Ahoy there me mateys! It be Sci-Fi- Month!! This be a book two. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book in this series, the girl who could move sh*t with her mind, then ye might want to skip this. If ye keep reading this log then ye have … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – random sh*t flying through the air (Jackson Ford) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!
Ahoy there me mateys! This be the sixth book I have read by the author and me sixth five star read. Dang does she float me boat! I have said before that what I find amazing about all of the author's books is that they feel so different from each other. The first was a … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – prime meridian (Silvia Moreno-Garcia) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!
Ahoy there me mateys! Aye, this novella has nuns in space. But it also has so much more. It is a fantastic character study about a group of women who have secrets and what happens when Rome and the Earth's government try to involve them in a conspiracy. Well the first thing I have to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – sisters of the vast black (Lina Rather)
Ahoy there me mateys! This book's premise drew me in - multiverse travel with a murder mystery and a queer protagonist. Cool. While this book was enjoyable, I did have some issues that led to it not being a favorite. So the story follows Cara who is one of the few people who can travel … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the space between worlds (Micaiah Johnson)
Ahoy there me mateys! 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. So I was super happy to get this story. The biggest problem is that the majority of this series are short stories and not all … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – on a red station, drifting (Aliette de Bodard)