As a concept, the Culture novels are wonderful; but at times the narrative crumbles under the weight of drawn out plots and overly detailed moments.
In a post-scarcity existence with hundreds of years to live one’s life, what happens when one wants something else?
In one sense, Six Wakes is a closed room mystery with a science fiction twist of clones.
Babylon’s Ashes continue to explore those risks with the entire landscape cracked open.
Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman is a novella with such minimal plotting it almost reads like a character-study.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a novel of beauty and perseverance, which shows an unflinching view of Japan’s treatment of Koreans.
Vandermeer leaves the reader with hope at the end of Acceptance. It’s up to the reader whether or not they welcome it.
A noun, a verb, a desire, control is what he seeks; but is such a thing possible?
Steeped in tension and the unknown. It’s horror in the classic sense of impending dread, an off-screen presence whose gaze is fixed upon the characters and the reader.
Racism, family, and hope for future generations guide A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton as the novel follows multiple generations of family.