The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

I have never cheered as hard whilst reading a book as I did when Elma York is sitting in the capsule and is launched into space, on her way to the Moon. Cheered and cried to be honest with you. Elma's journey is heartbreaking, frustrating, disappointing, hilarious, filled with heart, and joyful. How can it … Continue reading The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal

Suspension pt. 2 (fiction)

Suspension pt. 1 Gozi chatted as we walked, and I was barely able to slip a word in edgewise. Not that I had much to say, nerves chewed into my stomach like rats into cheese and I felt as though I was constantly on the edge of throwing up. And it’s only now I’m realising … Continue reading Suspension pt. 2 (fiction)

Suspension pt1 (fiction)

I have a question to ask. What would you do with three hours, knowing that at the end of it, you’re going to die? See, I’ve spent the last thirty minutes trying to think of something worthwhile to do before I realised I was wasting time. And I have precious little to waste. Three hours. … Continue reading Suspension pt1 (fiction)

Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

When you first pick up Gardens of the Moon you a liable to feel overwhelmed after the first few pages. You're thrown into the ocean that is the Malazan world, headfirst with no instructions on how to swim or even float. You flail and grasp at anything familiar that comes your way; anything that might … Continue reading Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson

Drift

(This is something a bit different, please indulge me as I put up a small piece of fiction) I’m going to assume something about you. That at some point in your life you have floated in a pool or body of water. You’ve lifted your feet off the surface underneath you and allowed yourself to … Continue reading Drift