The aliens were problematic in the usual ways that aliens are problematic, which was an unfortunate distraction in this otherwise top-notch, page-turning space opera.
If this had been a novella, I would have still cared about the characters at the end.
The first half of this book will help you understand how the illusion that your conscious brain is the seat of decision-making actually works; the second half of this book […]
After a fascinating overview of quantum theory and split-brain studies, Gazzaniga slides into a series of conclusions, many of which are unsupported or even disproved by the same research he […]
A cursed tattoo makes for both a good story and an extended metaphor on sexual assault and recovery in this book that’s a little darker – and, in my opinion, […]
I’d recommend this story for Marr’s slyly feminist re-imagining of both an old fairy tale and the “young woman choosing between two guys who like her” storyline.
I should have known by the subtitle that whatever information I got from this book would be buried in a multitude of tone-deaf (and sometimes conflicting) analogies written in an […]
A smart heroine, otherworldly court intrigue, a bevy of complicated (and gender dynamic) gods, and an author who knows how to tell a tale kept me up until 2am reading.
Forty brief but entertaining glimpses of what the afterlife may look like (from heavenly wars to harps to explorations of macro- and microcosms) made for a particularly ideal audio book […]
As Wolf piled unsupportable assertions on top of interesting facts, I wished she’d been better able to discern the difference between her feelings and, well, science.