Author Archives : Merrin

Reading the Hugos: The Short Story Category

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Hugo season continues! With the Nebulas wrapped up, you’ll be seeing more and more Hugo-related posts between now and August. Up next in our reviews of the Hugo-nominated works of 2016: the entire short story category. I was especially drawn to the short story category as a challenge to myself. I haven’t read a lot of short fiction that isn’t…

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From the Salt Mines: The Big Bang Theory

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From the Salt Mines: A new occasional series in which I will talk about the things that stick under my craw for various reasons. Future plans include other TV series, several books, and at least one video game. I have a lot of feelings, and not all of them are pleasant ones. You may have noticed, if you’re the kind…

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Finding Home: A Review of Every Heart A Doorway

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Every Heart a Doorway (2016)  Written by: Seanan McGuire Genre: Dark Fantasy Pages: 174 (Kindle) Publisher: Tor.com Why I chose it: I first heard of Seanan McGuire back in 2009 when I picked up Feed by Mira Grant at the bookstore. Feed is a novel about an internet blogging team covering a presidential campaign about 25 years or so after…

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Trust No One: A Review of Runtime by S. B. Divya

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Runtime (2016) Written by: S.B. Divya Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 120 (Kindle edition) Publisher: Tor.com Why I Chose It: Literally, we’re reviewing the Nebulas and no one had claimed it yet. That’s it, that’s the reason. The premise: The Minerva Sierra Challenge is a grueling spectacle, the cyborg’s Tour de France. Rich thrill-seekers with corporate sponsorships, extensive support teams, and…

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Mass Effect: Andromeda: A Review in Conversation

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The highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda finally launched from the Milky Way Galaxy on Tuesday, March 21. Here to have a casual conversation about all of the things they loved and some of the things they didn’t are Whitney Richter, veteran N7 operative and the one responsible for sending over 50 salarian infiltrators out to save the galaxy from the…

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