On the Horizon – the trials of koli (M.R. Carey) – book two is better than book one!

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings.  While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book in this series, the book of koli, then ye might want to skip this.  If ye keep reading … Continue reading On the Horizon – the trials of koli (M.R. Carey) – book two is better than book one!

On the Horizon – afterland (Lauren Beukes)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this dystopian thriller eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . afterland (Lauren Beukes) Title: afterland Author: Lauren Beukes Publisher: Mulholland Books Publication Date: TODAY!!! (hardcover/e-book) ISBN: 978-0316267830 Source:  NetGalley This be me fourth book by the author.  I adored … Continue reading On the Horizon – afterland (Lauren Beukes)

Tidings from the Crew – the power (Naomi Alderman) – the keep or keelhaul edition!

Ahoy there me mateys!  Blustery winds and crazy seas are still severely limiting the time I have to read.  So here be a Tidings post with a twist!  The First Mate has been reading like a fiend.  I ordered asked him to write a review of something he recently read because I be going through … Continue reading Tidings from the Crew – the power (Naomi Alderman) – the keep or keelhaul edition!

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?

On the Horizon – the book of koli (M.R. Carey)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . . the book of koli (M. R. Carey) Title: the book of koli Author: M. R. Carey Publisher: Orbit Books Publication Date: TODAY!! (paperback/e-book) ISBN: 978-0316477536 Source: NetGalley She forgot … Continue reading On the Horizon – the book of koli (M.R. Carey)

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 – war girls (Tochi Onyebuchi) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

Ahoy there me mateys!  With an awesome cover and cool premise, I thought for sure that I would love this one.  Instead it was very uneven. The story is a dystopian sci-fi drawn from the Nigerian and Biafra civil war of the 1960s.  It takes place in 2172 after the planet has been decimated from … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – war girls (Tochi Onyebuchi) – It’s Sci-Fi Month!

The Captain’s Log – the wolf road (Beth Lewis) – a 19 in 2019 book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the fifteenth book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  I wanted to read this book because it was said to be a dystopian sci-fi set in British Columbia.  In the story, Elka finds out her adopted father is a serial killer with the law … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the wolf road (Beth Lewis) – a 19 in 2019 book!

The Captain’s Log – the bees (Laline Paull) – a 19 in 2019 book!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This be the fourteenth book in me Ports for Plunder - 19 Books in 2019 list.  This book was described as "The Handmaid's Tale meets The Hunger Games in this brilliantly imagined debut" but takes place in a bee hive.  Weird no? So the story follows bee Flora 717 who is a mutant … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the bees (Laline Paull) – a 19 in 2019 book!

The Captain’s Log – the memory police (Yōko Ogawa)

Ahoy there me mateys!  Matey Sarah @ hamlets&hyperspace had an awesome review that led me to this amazing read.  She said: The writing and the translation (done, I believe, by Stephen Snyder) are beautifully done.  It doesn’t seem like anything special at first, and I don’t recall any passages that made me think: ‘I need to … Continue reading The Captain’s Log – the memory police (Yōko Ogawa)