REVIEW: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Li

We are defined by the places we hold in the web of others’ lives. This is probably the best short story collection I've read. Emotive and beautifully written, Ken Liu delivers a wonderful selection of speculative short stories that both wow and move you. Often, short stories collections can all blur into one, with maybe … Continue reading REVIEW: The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Li

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REVIEW: Planetfall by Emma Newman

I love how this is so much more than just simple science-fiction. It explores the depths of the human psyche, the reality of mental illness, and what it takes to maintain a civilisation far from home. “Am I just a mosaic of myself, held in the shape of a whole person?” Ren is a truly … Continue reading REVIEW: Planetfall by Emma Newman

REVIEW: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

Everything about this book is what I honestly love about science fiction. Full of fascinating characters, complex species, intergalactic laws and society, this book was a wonderful read and it's definitely one of my favourites of this year. All you can do Rosemary - all any of us can do - is work to be … Continue reading REVIEW: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

This book is so subtle and beautiful that it just flows, each person's story intertwined into a narrative that spans the 20 years of an apocalyptic world. Survival is insufficient. And that's really what makes this book. It's realistic. It's a dystopian world, but one that is fundamentally understandable, without the drama and the extremes … Continue reading REVIEW: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel