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Being a Bookblogger: Technology Issues

This week's post is a rant regarding our e-readers. Many of you have been following my posts on Twitter regarding the latest "technological issue" with the Kindle app on my Samsung Tablet (I own a NOOK, too). For me, every other month the Kindle app on my e-readers "malfunctions" and I have to either sign-out… Continue reading Being a Bookblogger: Technology Issues

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Why You Need to Read: “Shards of Earth”

The Final Architects Trilogy, #1: Shards of Earth By: Adrian Tchaikovsky Published: May 27, 2021 (U.K.)/August 3, 2021 (U.S.) Genre: Science Fiction             The Architects had discovered that humans existed. The war, that had raged for eighty years and cost billions of lives, had been fought without the knowledge of one of its parties. And on becoming… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Shards of Earth”

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Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”

Tower of Mud and Straw By: Yaroslav Barsukov Published: February 21, 2021 Genre: Fantasy             The tower took the length of the world—only it was an alien world, replicating itself over and over as it climbed to a distinct, ghostly gap into the clouds. Or did he stare down a well? (Part I. The Duchy. 5).             Critics have an… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Tower of Mud and Straw”

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Why You Need to Listen to: “The Original”

The Original By: Brandon Sanderson & Mary Robinette Kowal                Audiobook: 3 hours 24 minutes Released: September 14, 2020                                                       Narrated by: Julia Whelan Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller             Have you ever listened to any audio story or audio narrative without the text or any visuals to follow along to? I believe the most familiar example of this would be Peter and… Continue reading Why You Need to Listen to: “The Original”

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My Experience at FIYAH Con & What It Represents for Speculative Fiction

So, remember when I praised virtual cons (and creators) for finding ways to continue hosting their cons and presenting their content to everyone? And, how some groups and individuals decided to host their own con? Well, I was able to attend FIYAH Magazine’s 1st FIYAH Con! I won’t bore you or make you all jealous of… Continue reading My Experience at FIYAH Con & What It Represents for Speculative Fiction

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Why You Need to Read: “Velocity Weapon”

The Protectorate: Book 1: Velocity Weapon                           By: Megan E. O’Keefe                                        Audiobook: 18 hours 22 minutes Published: June 11, 2019                                  Narrated by: Joe Jameson Genre: Science Fiction/Space Opera I am called “The Light of Berossus,” the voice said, (Chapter 1, The Aftermath of the Battle of Dralee).  For every individual in a fandom, there is the moment, in which they were… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Velocity Weapon”

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Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2020

2020 is coming and so are the books. Many of them are to be expected because they are follow-ups or sequels to previous books in a series. Others are either new or standalones books that have piqued our interests. Here is a short list of the books I’m excited to read in the new year… Continue reading Why You Need to Read…My Most Anticipated Speculative Fiction Books of 2020

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Why You Need to Read: “The Dragon Republic”

The Poppy War: #2: The Dragon Republic By: R.F. Kuang Published: August 8, 2019 Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Grimdark, Folklore, Military  WARNING: The following contains minor spoilers from both The Poppy War and The Dragon Republic. You have been warned.              She didn’t care about anyone’s visions for the future. She’d stopped wanting to be great, to carve out… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Dragon Republic”

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Why You Need to Read: “The Survival of Molly Southbourne”

Molly Southbourne #2: The Survival of Molly Southbourne By: Tade Thompson Published: July 9, 2019 Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Sequel  WARNING: Spoilers from The Murders of Molly Southbourne and The Survival of Molly Southbourne. You have been warned.             Molly Southbourne was a freak whose blood grew genetically identical duplicates of her. One drop of blood, and a new… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “The Survival of Molly Southbourne”

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Why You Need to Read: “Aurora Rising”

The Aurora Cycle: #1: Aurora Rising By: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Published: May 7, 2019 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction             “Scarlett Jones (diplomat) introduces the other members of our squad. ‘Tyler Jones, our commander. Zila Madran, science officer. Finian de Seel. Engineer. Catherine Brannock, pilot. And finally, Kaliis Idraban Gilwraeth, combat specialist’.” (Chapter 7, Kal).… Continue reading Why You Need to Read: “Aurora Rising”