Book Review: Afterland by Lauren Beukes

Title: Afterland Author: Lauren Beukes Publisher: Mulholland Books Publication Date: July 28, 2020 Genres: Science Fiction Shelves: Female-fronted, female-authored, transgender While I liked and even admired parts of Afterland, as a whole it was largely unsatisfying. That may say more about me than the book, so take my reservations with a grain of salt, but let me explain. First off, this... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Docile by K.M. Szpara

Title: Docile Author: K.M. Szpara Publisher: Tor.com Publication Date: March, 3 2020 Genres: Science Fiction Shelves:  Okay, this goes out to all my book loving friends. Why the hell did you let me wait so long to read this? I'm seriously kicking myself in the ass for letting it sit on TBR pile for so long. Docile is,... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Grand Tour by E. Catherine Tobler

Title: The Grand Tour Author: E. Catherine Tobler Publisher: Apex Book Company Publication Date: June 15, 2020 Genres: Urban Fantasy Shelves: Female-authored A literary circus tour of the strange and the unusual, with destinations as frightening as they are fascinating, The Grand Tour offers a ticket to . . . elsewhere. E. Catherine Tobler has a mythical, surreal sort of style... Continue Reading →

NSFW Book Review: The Zephyr’s New Girls by Angel Belmont

Title: The Zephyr's New Girls Author: Angel Belmont Publisher: Angel Belmont Publication Date: April 15, 2020 Genres: Erotica, Sci-fi Shelves: Female-authored, transgender I first had the pleasure of meeting Angel Belmont through Big Daddy's Girls, and I instantly fell in love with the sense of community explored within those stories and the wonderfully open-minded acceptance of the wildest kinks and... Continue Reading →

NSFW Book Review: Transformations – Witnesses by Wayne & Ann Triskelion

Title: Transformations: Witnesses Author: Wayne & Ann Triskelion Publication Date: July 2, 2018 Genres: Erotica Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-dominant, Female-authored Advertised as "a story of mind control and debauchery, BDSM and extreme body modification," Transformations: Witnesses is all of that and more - with the 'more' getting into sensitive matters of faith, politics, identity, and consent. The backstory here... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

Title: Sixteenth Watch Author:  Myke Cole Publisher: Angry Robot Publication Date: March 10, 2020 Genres: Science Fiction Shelves: Female-fronted Part near-future work of militaristic science fiction and part love-letter/homage to the women and men of the Coast Guard, Sixteenth Watch is an interesting read that's both familiar and original at the same time. Before I get into my review, I... Continue Reading →

NSFW Book Review: Hell’s Mercy by Katherine Wyvern

Title: Hell's Mercy Author: Katherine Wyvern Publisher: Evernight Publishing Publication Date: Jan. 13 2020 Genres: Erotica Shelves: Female-authored, female-dominant, transgender When it comes to erotica authors, there are plenty of writers and storytellers, but there are few true artists. I am talking about authors who make of their prose a legitimate work of art, who paint literary scenes so vivid... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Splintegrate by Deborah Teramis Christian

Title: Splintegrate Author: Deborah Teramis Christian Publisher: Tor Books Publication Date:  December 31, 2019 Genres: Sci-fi Shelves: Female-fronted, Female-authored, Female-dominant Like the best science fiction, Splintegrate is a novel of ideas, one that explores questions of identity on a number of levels. Deborah Teramis Christian delves deep into body modification, cybernetic implants, and cloning, while also taking a hard... Continue Reading →

#SciFiMonth Book Review: Star Trek DS9: The Missing by Una McCormack

Title: Star Trek DS9: The Missing Author: Una McCormack Publisher: Pocket Books Publication Date: December 30, 2014 Genres: Science Fiction Shelves: Female-fronted, female-author While it was an okay science fiction novel of first contact (albeit one with some big plot holes and unanswered questions), The Missing was (I'm sad to say) a very poor Star Trek novel. This is supposed... Continue Reading →

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