The Books of 2016, #8: The Desert and The Blade (A Novel of The Change), by S. M. Stirling
*does some quick Googling…* Jesus Christ. It's been twelve freaking years since this series debuted. We're also twelve books into it (plus one collection of short stories by mostly-other authors set in this universe). Annnd, as my review of _last_ year's entry, The Golden Princess, showed, I struggle with why I'm still reading this series.… Continue reading
The Books of 2016, #6: Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
I read this book in one night. Something about this one just grabbed me. It hit all of the right notes with me on a cold, wintry weeknight in Chicago, and I stayed up in bed 'til like 2am to finish it even though my alarm goes off at 5. Been a LONG time since a… Continue reading
The Books of 2016, #5: Ancillary Mercy, by Anne Leckie
See my previous thoughts on this series to date here. This goddamned series… I am trying, and failing, to think of a series I've read in my life that started out so promising and then disappointed me so greatly. I'll be honest: I straight-up didn't finish this fucker. To briefly recap: first book, YAY! Grand… Continue reading
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