ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction

ARC Review: A Memory Called Empire | A Stunning and Intelligent Debut from a Promising New Voice in Science Fiction

TITLE: A Memory Called Empire
AUTHOR: Arkady Martine
SERIES: Texicalaan
RELEASED: April 2019; Tor
GENRE: Science-Fiction
FORMAT: e-Book

KEY INFO: Political science fiction, space opera, empire and imperialism, non-western setting, great world-building, political intrigue
REPRESENTATION: 
brown-skinned characters (side), female protagonist, f/f relationship (main), bisexual (side) with both male and female love interests, elderly (side) 

Content Notices

Murder, attempted murder, poisoning, descriptions of blistering skin, bombing, pink mist, suicide, death, brain surgery, political violence

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Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

Series Review: Constellations #1 and #2

TITLE: Defy the Stars (#1) / Defy the Worlds (#2)
AUTHOR: Claudia Gray
SERIES: Constellations
RELEASED: April 2017/ April 2018 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
GENRE: YA Science Fiction
FORMAT: Paperback / eBook

KEY INFO: artificial intelligence, interstellar war, space journeys, complex ethical issues, romance, switching POV in third person
REPRESENTATION:
female MC who is descended from Chilean relatives
CONTENT NOTICES:
 kidnapping, AI experiments on children, bombing of innocent civilians

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May the 4th Be With You

May the 4th Be With You

*Triumphant Star Wars Theme Tune*

It’s the 4th of May today (if you hadn’t already noticed), so rather than do my new What’s on the Box feature I’m going to be sharing with you 4 of my favourite things about Star Wars! 

There are lots of people who couldn’t give a flying care about Star Wars, my mum included, which is fine – but Star Wars has always been a huge part of my life. I was raised on the Original Trilogy with Luke, Leia, and Han Solo as a child and I’m 100% sure it started my lifelong love affair with Science Fiction as well as kickass female protagonists ❤ I wasn’t born when the first films came out but I have been to see every single film release at the cinema since, collected various books, played a lot of the video games and otherwise invested a lot of time into the SW universe. Here are some of my favourite things from SW over the past 26 years.

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ARC Review: Nothing But Sky | Female Wingwalkers in 1920s America

ARC Review: Nothing But Sky | Female Wingwalkers in 1920s America

TITLE: Nothing But Sky
AUTHOR: Amy Trueblood
SERIES: N/A
RELEASED: March 27th 2018; Flux
GENRE: Historical Fiction
FORMAT: ebook

KEY INFO: women in history, female wingwalkers, romance, world war 1, military
REPRESENTATION:
female MC, PTSD
CONTENT NOTICES:
PTSD war-related flashbacks

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Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

Book Review: Gemina | The Space Saga Continues

TITLE: Gemina
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

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