Author: Erin Larson

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“The Pariah” by Anthony Ryan

The Pariah By Anthony Ryan   I received an ARC of The Pariah from Orbit Books in exchange for an honest review.   I am a relative newcomer to Ryan’s work, prior to The Pariah having only read (and mostly disliked) his Seven Swords novellas, although I have purchased many of his other books given … [Read More]

“Star Eater” by Kerstin Hall

Star Eater By Kerstin Hall   I received an ARC of Star Eater from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   Between Kerstin Hall’s fiendish and demented novella The Border Keeper and a synopsis which includes phrases such as “the Sisterhood of Aytrium’s magical bloodline,” “shadowy cabal,” and “phantasmagorical indictment of hereditary power,” I … [Read More]

“The Blacktongue Thief” by Christopher Buehlman

The Blacktongue Thief By Christopher Buehlman   I received an ARC of The Blacktongue Thief from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   If you follow speculative fiction in the online book community, The Blacktongue Thief has likely been appearing over and over in your feed; it’s probably the most-buzzed-about release of 2021. This … [Read More]

“We Are Satellites” by Sarah Pinsker

We Are Satellites By Sarah Pinsker   I received an ARC of We Are Satellites from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.   Pinsker’s latest (and my introduction to her work), succeeding the Nebula Award-winning A Song for a New Day, qualifies as science fiction in only the most technical sense—it follows … [Read More]

“Sorrowland” by Rivers Solomon

Sorrowland By Rivers Solomon   I received an ARC of Sorrowland from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in exchange for an honest review.   I’m always on the lookout for books by authors who aren’t cishet white men, and given the rave reviews for Solomon’s debut An Unkindness of Ghosts, I was eagerly anticipating Sorrowland. I … [Read More]

“A Desolation Called Peace” by Arkady Martine

A Desolation Called Peace By Arkady Martine   I received an ARC of A Desolation Called Peace from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   When I finished reading A Desolation Called Peace, I thought of something Bilbo says in The Fellowship of the Ring: “I feel thin. Sort of stretched, like butter scraped … [Read More]

“Remote Control” by Nnedi Okorafor

Remote Control By Nnedi Okorafor   I received an ARC of Remote Control from Macmillan-Tor/Forge in exchange for an honest review.   Remote Control was my first experience with Nnedi Okorafor (an author I’ve become increasingly guilty for not having read over the years), and I am pleased to say it was a positive one. … [Read More]