Book Review: Fugitive Telemetry

Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6)By Martha WellsScience Fiction176 pagesPublished April 27, 2021, by Tor When a dead body is discovered on the peaceful Preservation Station, security forces automatically assume that Murderbot is the culprit. Murderbot is not the culprit, of course. It has more sense than to leave a dead body where anyone could … Continue reading Book Review: Fugitive Telemetry

Book Review: Thief of Souls

Thief of Souls (Inspector Lu Fei #1)by Brian KlingborgMystery288 pagesExpected publication date: May 4, 2021, by Minotaur Books After he uncovered a scandal and angered the wrong official, Inspector Lu Fei was relegated to a backwater village in northern China where he spends more time dealing with missing chickens than fighting crime. He's resigned himself … Continue reading Book Review: Thief of Souls

Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

The Bookseller of Florence: The Story of the Manuscripts that Illuminated the Renaissanceby Ross KingNonfiction/History496 pagesExpected publication date: April 13, 2021, by Atlantic Monthly Press The rare book trade is not unique to the modern era. It has, in fact, been a staple of society since there were books to trade, whether said books were … Continue reading Book Review: The Bookseller of Florence

Book Review: Dance With Death

Dance With Death (Barker & Llewellyn #12) by Will ThomasMystery320 pagesExpected publication: April 13, 2021, by Minotaur Books June 1893. Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewellyn are hired to help protect the young Russian Tsarevitch, the future Peter III, who has traveled to London to attend a royal wedding. With him are his private … Continue reading Book Review: Dance With Death

Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

In part one of Jackie's and my discussion of Frank Herbert's Dune, we talked about Herbert's influences, their effects on the story of Dune, and the characters. In part two, we talk about the writing-- down to how certain word choices affect the story. We also talk about the Denis Villeneuve film, due out in … Continue reading Dune Discussion: The Writing and Words of Dune

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