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)

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Do you enjoy reading books with a likeable, sarcastic cast? How about ones with politics spanning multiple worlds and huge empires that seem on the brink of crumbling? Then do I have the book for you. The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi is, like most Scalzi novels, fun. It’s a cast of adventurers in space … Continue reading The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

2112 by Rush

We are the PriestsOf the Temples of SyrinxAll the gifts of lifeAre held within our walls The above four lines are part of the second section of Rush's epic 2112 - a 20 minute long song that tells the story of one persons discovery of music. That is, music not controlled by the Priests of … Continue reading 2112 by Rush

The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers

Another book review! Rather, a series review. The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers consists of four books each related to the other through their character's links to the eponymous Wayfarer, the ship at the center of the first novel, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. When you pick up The Long Way to … Continue reading The Wayfarers Series by Becky Chambers