LitStack Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Becky Chambers Harper Voyager Release Date: July 5, 2016 ISBN 978-0-06-244413-4 We’ve all heard the T.S. Elliot quote, in one form or another: “The journey, Not the destination matters…” In Becky Chambers’ debut novel, this adage is beautifully rendered while still maintaining a story that builds towards [….]

LitStack Review – Linesman by S. K. Dunstall

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Linesman S. K. Dunstall* Ace Books Release Date:  June 30, 2015 ISBN 978-0-425-27952-6 In S. K. Dunstall’s new science fiction novel, “linesmen” are rock stars.  The men and women talented enough to be part of the Linesmen’s Guild have an inborn ability, identified at a young age and honed over years of training, to work [….]

LitStack Review: Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

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Ancillary Justice Ann Leckie Orbit Books Publication Date:  October 1, 2013 ISBN 978-0-316-24662-0 It’s a brilliant way to keep the reader slightly off kilter right from the start, reminding us that we are reading a science fiction novel without resorting to tentacled aliens or phasers set to stun.  In Ann Leckie’s debut novel, Ancillary Justice, [….]

LitStack Review: The Human Division by John Scalzi

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The Human Division John Scalzi Tor Books Release Date:  May 14, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3351-3 John Scalzi may just single-handedly bring me back to the “science fiction” half of the “science fiction and fantasy” genre. I used to enjoy reading tales of space exploration and alien life; Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and of course, [….]