The Captain’s Log – driving the deep (Suzanne Palmer) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

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!

The Captain’s Log – random sh*t flying through the air (Jackson Ford) – 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!

The Captain’s Log – prime meridian (Silvia Moreno-Garcia) – 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!

The Captain’s Log – sisters of the vast black (Lina Rather)

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)

The Captain’s Log – the space between worlds (Micaiah Johnson)

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)

The Captain’s Log – on a red station, drifting (Aliette de Bodard)

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)

The Captain’s Log – bury the dead (Ann Leckie) – Short Short Story

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

The Captain’s Log – a song for a new day (Sarah Pinsker) – did this book deserve to win the Nebula?

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?

The Captain’s Log – Network Effect (Martha Wells) – I LOVE MURDERBOT!!!!

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!!!!

The Captain’s Log – the glass hotel (Emily St. John Mandel)

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)