Review: The Inner City

The Inner City by Karen Heuler My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Inner City is a collection of speculative fiction by Karen Heuler. I mean truly speculative—it’s been a while since I have read such interesting stories. The point of view changes, the characters all have vastly different voices and the stories range fromContinue reading “Review: The Inner City”

Review: The Killing Moon

The Killing Moon (Dreamblood) by N.K. Jemisin My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin is a touching coming of age story embedded in a novel of magic, power and political intrigue. Ehiru is a gatherer, a priest of Hananja who collects dreamblood from the dying. This practice serves two purposes.Continue reading “Review: The Killing Moon”

Review: Chimerascope

I just discovered Douglas Smith has a novel due out this year. I love his short stories, so I am excited to see something in a longer format. In order to share my excitement, here is a review I wrote for SFcrowsnest for his collection, Chimerascope. ~+~+~+~+~+~+~+~ Chimerascope by Douglas Smith My rating: 4 ofContinue reading “Review: Chimerascope”

Review: Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion My rating: 4 of 5 stars R is a zombie, one of the Dead. Julie is one of the Living. When they connect, things start happening. It’s one of those relationships that really shouldn’t work, but both are sufficiently young, curious and tenacious. R is unusually thoughtful for a deadContinue reading “Review: Warm Bodies”