This is the first review, in possibly ever, where I won’t be quoting directly from the source material to convey thoughts evoked by parts of a novel. Here, it seems more fitting to discuss the overarching themes themselves. Themes like ‘art as a revelation of soul’ or ‘when culture creates a complacency amongst the mistreated’ and even ‘the ethics of rising technologies’. Specifically in that last? Some Orphan Blackesque predicaments. Warning readers: massive spoilers ahoy. Continue reading “Saturday of Book Reviewing – Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go”
Written far more recently than my usual science fiction fare, Becky Chamber’s first entry in this ongoing series, Wayfarers, is a delight and an abrupt departure from the hard sci-fi of the past. Continue reading “Saturday of Book Reviewing – Chamber’s The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet”
Serendipitously coinciding with Pride Month, I read, and am now reviewing, a novel with lesbians! And mermaids. Obviously.