Reviews

Fantasy Novel Review: The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Tainted Cup will be released on February 6, 2024. Robert Jackson Bennett’s acclaimed Divine Cities trilogy came out shortly before I returned from a school-induced genre hiatus, and ever since, he’s been one… Continue reading Fantasy Novel Review: The Tainted Cup by Robert Jackson Bennett

Magazine Review

Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Asimov’s, and Analog (January 2024)

After a year of reading three magazines cover-to-cover, I’m going to scale back a little bit in 2024. It was a good experience overall, but life is getting more complicated, I have a lot pressing for my reading time, and I want to make sure this stays a hobby and doesn’t turn into a job.… Continue reading Tar Vol Reads a Magazine (or Four): Reviews of Clarkesworld, GigaNotoSaurus, Asimov’s, and Analog (January 2024)

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Sci-fi Novella Review: The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Tusks of Extinction will be released on January 16, 2024. I read Ray Nayler for the first time in 2022, and he quickly became a must-read author. So when I saw he had… Continue reading Sci-fi Novella Review: The Tusks of Extinction by Ray Nayler

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Sci-fi/Fantasy Collection Review: Convergence Problems by Wole Talabi

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Convergence Problems will be released on February 13, 2024. I’ve been following Wole Talabi’s recommendations for African short sci-fi and fantasy for several years now, and after loving “The Regression Test” and “A Dream… Continue reading Sci-fi/Fantasy Collection Review: Convergence Problems by Wole Talabi

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Sci-fi Novel Review: Three Eight One by Aliya Whiteley

This review is based on an eARC (Advance Reading Copy) provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Three Eight One will be released on January 16, 2024. Aliya Whiteley doesn’t have an enormous following in my corners of genre fandom, but I’ve heard her cited several times as an exceptional author… Continue reading Sci-fi Novel Review: Three Eight One by Aliya Whiteley