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Roy Adams

Joined 7 months, 3 weeks ago

I mainly read sci-fi, mystery, some suspense/horror and the occasional non-fiction.


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reviewed Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear

Karen Memory 5 stars

Karen Memory is a steampunk novel by Elizabeth Bear. It was published by Tor Books, …

Engaging steam punk story set in the Pacific Northwest

5 stars

A very well written story about Karen, a seamstress (sex worker) in a fictional Pacific Northwest city who deliberately choose that career to when towards future goals. Lots of very engaging characters in Karen's life as she works to help protect her friends, found family and city from people intent on harming them.

Karen Memory 5 stars

Karen Memory is a steampunk novel by Elizabeth Bear. It was published by Tor Books, …

A wonderful phrase: I wished i could offer her tea. You don't think about it, but all those little fusses we make over company have their purpose. They give us something to do with our hands and our anxiousness until everybody settles in and starts having fun.

Bone Silence (2020, Orion Publishing Group, Limited) 4 stars

Sequel to Shadow Captain.

Sweeping continuation of the Ness sisters' story

4 stars

Alistair Reynolds delivers a sweeping continuation of the Ness sisters' story in Bone Silence. Old foes reappear, new allies are made and lots of stunning revelations.

In the acknowledgements Alistair writes that he is setting the Ness sisters aside "for a while". I look forward to reading more about them and/or the Congregation. #Bookstodon

Witches Abroad (Hardcover, 1998, Gollancz) 5 stars

Be careful what you wish for...Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named …

Three witches in a boat trying to stay afloat

5 stars

A wonderful retelling of Cinderella and other fairy tales with modern sensibilities and exploration of the consequences of easy magic solutions. Some very good headology was used to motivate the other witches to help Magrat be a fairy godmother.

reviewed Refractions by M V Melcer

Refractions (Paperback, 2023, Storm Publishing) 5 stars

This one has me staying up late reading

5 stars

A very well done story exploring social identity, reckoning with past mistakes, coming to forgive yourself and others for mistakes. All wrapped up in an engaging story to unravel the mystery behind a failed space colony.

Be warned that christianity is part of some of the social identity story line. It came on a little strong at first and had me wondering if this was a book with a hidden proselytizing agenda. Thankfully that was not the case.