Book Review: The Ice Lion

The Ice Lion (The Rewilding Reports #1)by Kathleen O'Neal GearScience Fiction/Climate FictionExpected publication date: June 15, 2021, by DAW A thousand years in Earth's future, thick algae-like zyme coats the oceans, while glaciers three miles thick cover vast swathes of land. Before the ice took over the world, human scientists recreated certain species of Ice … Continue reading Book Review: The Ice Lion

Book Review: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within

The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Wayfarers #4)by Becky ChambersScience Fiction336 pagesExpected publication date: April 20, 2021 by Harper Voyager While the little planet of Gora is little more than a glorified rock floating in space, it has the distinction of sitting along multiple interstellar traffic lanes, making it a useful stop for travelers waiting … Continue reading Book Review: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within

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

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