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)
Ahoy there me mateys! It's been a long while since I read anything by this author and I was reminded about this free short story (4 pages) and so thought I would give it a whirl. Is yer Thanksgiving full of family drama? Read this and see how much subtext and characterization ye can get … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story
Ahoy there me mateys! The title of me post is not meant to be click bait but I am still not going to change it because it captures the conflicted feelings of the moment. I just finishing reading the 2020 Nebula winner and I am not sure of how I rate this one. Maybe writing … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – a song for a new day (Sarah Pinsker) – did this book deserve to win the Nebula?
Ahoy there mateys!!! RELEASE DAY!!!!! I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!!! The crew should know at this point that I LOVE MURDERBOT!!! In fact, it be fair to say I be a bit obsessed. I have read the four novellas in the series multiple times and have disciplined those crew members who have not yet met the Murderbot. I consider know … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – Network Effect (Martha Wells) – I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!
Ahoy there me mateys! I adored station eleven and the singer's gun so much that I got a hold of this book without knowing anything about it other than the author and title. This is a lovely literary book with just a touch of the supernatural and a touch of murder mystery. Ultimately though, the … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the glass hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)
Ahoy there me mateys! I loved the author's books about hippo cowboys even though I didn't enjoy their fantasy novel. So I was excited that their newest novella was once again set in the American West and deals with queer librarian spies on horseback. I mean how can ye not get excited about that? I … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – upright women wanted (Sarah Gailey)
Ahoy there mateys. As someone who very much wants a self-driving car, I was excited when I heard about this book from Matey Tammy @ books,bones,&buffy. Then Matey Ashley @ sociallyawkwardbookworm did a giveaway for her fifth year anniversary and I won!! Arrr!!! So this be the book that she kindly gifted me. It was … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – three laws lethal (David Walton)
Ahoy there me mateys! Finish two series and so start another right? This military sci-fi trilogy has been on me list for a while because the first book was a Nebula Award Nominee for Best Novel (2013), Locus Award Nominee for Best SF Novel (2014), and John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee (2014). Plus it was … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the red: first light (Linda Nagata)