Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

This was unexpected! And not in a good way. It felt like a very different book from Ancillary Justice, though the overall morality of the worldbuilding is the same. Unlike the first book, this one is set (mostly) all in one place, during one time period, with negligible character growth and no redemption arc/quest. It does add lots of interesting tidbits to the world of the Imperial Radch, like details about certain colonies and the Read More …

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Things I like: scifi stories starring women characters; robots; self-aware spaceships; visions of the future which don’t focus on straight white males; societies which aren’t just a copy-paste of current American/European society; space aliens; people enacting long, drawn-out plans of revenge. Things Ancillary Justice has: all those and more! This is one of those books where I’m just so happy to have read it that I had hard time coming up with a coherent review Read More …

Once Bitten, Twice Shy by Jennifer Rardin (2007)

In one sentence: Miss Buffy? Try Jaz. (Now I sound like a tagline. Is that a tagline already?) This was one of the $1 Orbit deals a few months ago, and while I was a little worried about slightly fugly cover (at least she doesn’t have a tattoo on her back), $1 for a book ain’t bad at all. The book ain’t that bad, either, though I’m on the fence on how much I actually Read More …