Before I packed myself off to Nine Worlds this year, I set myself a little reading list that I hoped I could conquer before attending. However, setting myself the task of reading 3 books in only 4 days was clearly not the most realistic of goals but I did read 2/3 books and was donated two amazing trilogies by fellow 9W attendees which I also want to share with you!
TITLE: Blackfish City
AUTHOR: Sam J. Miller
RELEASED: April 2018; Ecco
GENRE: Science Fiction
KEY INFO: environmentalism, capitalism, wealth inequality, poverty, technology
REPRESENTATION: non-binary, queer, f/f, indigenous characters
CONTENT NOTICES: violence, death
As May was AAPI Heritage Month, this post is coming a liiiittle bit late but I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity to share with you all my AAPI Heritage Month reads and a quick rundown of what I thought of each of them!
TITLE: Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction & Fantasy
AUTHOR: Edited by Lucas K. Law and Derwin Mak
RELEASED: October 2017; Laksa Media Groups
GENRE: Science Fiction & Fantasy
KEY INFO: Anthology, #ownvoices, speculative fiction, alternative histories, cultural tradition, folklore
REPRESENTATION: MC’s of colour, disabled characters
CONTENT NOTICES: Immigration, poverty, sexual abuse, child abuse, slavery, discrimination, ableism, death, violence, racism, child neglect.
AUTHOR: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
SERIES: The Illuminae Files
RELEASED: October 2017; Knopf Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Library Paperback
KEY INFO: unique story layout, set on a spaceship, romance, AI
REPRESENTATION: female MC’s, AI, female MC with a physical disability, people of colour (side)
CONTENT NOTICES: lots of gory space deaths, some body horror