The Employees by Olga Ravn

This was really not my style of book. The basic premise is that of a series of employee interviews after an incident aboard a spaceship set sometime in the next century. You gradually learn that there are human and humanoid interviews though it can be very difficult to tell the difference in some cases. Honestly …

Ring Shout by P. Djeli Clark

An unusual mix of history and cosmic horror. The premise of this is that during the height of segregation in the American south in the early part of the twentieth century, the Ku Klux Klan are secretly being controlled by monsters called Ku Klux’s who feed on human’s hate and pain. Fighting them are monster …

Remote Control by Nnedi Okorafor

More of a fairytale than a science fiction book but entertaining. Set in Ghana in the near future, it tells the story of Sankofa who gains mysterious powers that can cause massive destruction and death. We find out how she came to get the powers and her wanderings around Ghana, first trying to find a …

Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson

So this is a very interesting, cosmere heavy little novella. I won’t go into any details as it would be very spoilery but I really recommend reading this after the original Mistborn trilogy. It will ruin a little surprise at the end of book 6 I think, but I read it then and I’ll be …

The Willful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb

A lovely little novella by Robin Hobb. In this we see where the hatred and distrust about Witted people comes from in the Six Duchies. It is not told in the traditional sense, it is more an accounting of what happened from the POV of a wet-nurse/nanny who was involved with all the main participants. …

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson

A nice little novella which is set in between Stormlight 2 and 3. It follows Lift who has a minor role in the interludes in the main Stormlight books. I like the character but I am still not fond of her constant use of ‘awesome’. It is too American in the context and always takes …

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