‘Longer’ Review: In Search of More Time

Longer is a unique dive into the human psyche to examine what it means to extend the human lifespan. It’s the best kind of character piece, focusing on personal conversations and overarching themes that go beyond explosive plot points. This is the story of a woman who wants to live forever and a man who…

‘A Memory Called Empire’ Review: The Brilliance of a Master Worldbuilder

A Memory Called Empire is a tour-de-force, sweeping you into a complex story and brilliantly rendered culture. From the start, a new ambassador must tread carefully through the treachery of a predecessor suddenly deceased. Answers are hard to find, allies are difficult to determine, and dangers are lurking where least expected. It’s part murder mystery,…

There Before the Chaos: Political Sci-Fi At Its Best

There Before the Chaos epitomizes the space opera genre, weaving a complex universe with a powerful protagonist and a story that utilizes political intrigue, space travel, and a strong history. The novel is an extension of an existing universe, but it stands mightily on its own. Wagers is an expert at dialogue and discourse, taking you…

Review: All Systems Red, The Murderbot Diaries

ALL SYSTEMS RED: THE MURDERBOT DIARIES Martha Wells Tor, 2017 QUICK SUMMARY Indifferent robot gone rogue. A team stranded with an unknown enemy. Search and report. Murderous robots and a huge helping of conspiracy. WHY I LOVED IT The Protagonist Holy hell, this protagonist is one of my FAVORITE robots. Hands down. And I love robots….