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)

The Captain’s Log – upright women wanted (Sarah Gailey)

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)

The Captain’s Log – three laws lethal (David Walton)

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)

The Captain’s Log – the red: first light (Linda Nagata)

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)

The Captain’s Log – ninefox gambit (Yoon Ha Lee) – the last 19 in 2019 book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the nineteenth (and last!) book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  Of course accomplishing this goal came down to the wire.  This book has been on me list since it first came out in 2016.  Me best friend said I had no choice but … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – ninefox gambit (Yoon Ha Lee) – the last 19 in 2019 book!

The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of the Stowaways in the Hold that I Didn’t Hate

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 Stowaways in the Hold that I Didn’t Hate

The Captain’s Log – a Muster of Mini-Reviews of the Stowaways in the Hold that I Didn’t Love

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 Stowaways in the Hold that I Didn’t Love