My Seven Top Five Unexpected Picks for the Great American Novel

It's an idea that's been around for as long as Americans have been writing novels: that one work that perfectly encapsulates the American experience, whether in a very particular time and place, or across the sweep of centuries and span of the continent. The former tends to be the focus in the novels that I … Continue reading My Seven Top Five Unexpected Picks for the Great American Novel

Review: The Wrythe and the Reckoning

*I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The concept of¬†Yvonthia Leland's debut novel The Wrythe and the Reckoning¬†is really intriguing: a historical urban fantasy about a teenage girl coming of age, a 19th century New England town terrorized by a (maybe) werewolf-like creature, all set against the … Continue reading Review: The Wrythe and the Reckoning

The Ones Who Walk Away and the Ones Who Stay and Fight: Social Justice in Science Fiction

So I've recently discovered a new favorite author, three-time Hugo Award winner and all-around badass N. K. Jemisin. I finished reading The Fifth Season and immediately had to learn more about Jemisin and her other works. Of course books 2 and 3 of the Broken Earth trilogy have gone to the top of my TBR, … Continue reading The Ones Who Walk Away and the Ones Who Stay and Fight: Social Justice in Science Fiction