Book Review: To Be Taught, if Fortunate

To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky ChambersScience Fiction138 pages In the not-so-far-away future, four astronauts leave Earth to explore interstellar space. Thanks to the unfathomable distance and the time it takes to travel the distance between stars, they spend the majority of the journey in cryosleep, where they age incredibly slowly compared to the … Continue reading Book Review: To Be Taught, if Fortunate

Book Review: The Lost Queen

The Lost Queen (The Lost Queen trilogy #1)by Signe PikeHistorical Fantasy527 pagesPublished September, 2018, by Touchstone Though scholars and armchair historians have spent centuries debating the historicity of the stories of King Arthur and his knights, no one has ever nailed down historical figures who can be decisively called 'King Arthur' or 'Merlin' and serve … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Queen

Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

The Women I Think About at Night: Traveling the Paths of my HeroesBy Mia Kankimäki, translated from the Finnish by Douglas RobinsonMemoir/History416 pagesPublished November 10, 2020, by Simon & Schuster Forty-something Mia Kankimäki doesn't have children or a fulfilling job. But she does have a collection of what she calls her 'Night Women', women from … Continue reading Book Review: The Women I Think About at Night

Book Review: The Fabric of Civilization

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the Worldby Virginia PostrelNonfiction/History320 pagesExpected publication date: November 10, 2020 by Basic Books If a sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, as Virginia Postrel reasons in her new book, The Fabric of Civilization, then a sufficiently ubiquitous technology is indistinguishable from nature. Though fabric suffuses our lives, … Continue reading Book Review: The Fabric of Civilization

Book Review: The Haunting of H.G. Wells

The Haunting of H.G. Wells by Robert MaselloHistorical Thriller/Paranormal398 pagesExpected publication: October 1, 2020 by 47 North After a strange story appears in newspapers about a platoon of soldiers in the trenches of France being saved from certain death by the appearance of ghosts, the British government recruits celebrated science fiction author H.G. Wells to … Continue reading Book Review: The Haunting of H.G. Wells