Tag Archives : novella

Mermaids From Hell: Mira Grant’s Rolling in the Deep


When you picture mermaids, I’m assuming that something like Disney’s famous redhead, Ariel, comes to mind. Am I right? That’s a fairly common image. Mermaids, in general, are seen as beautiful creatures, half human female, and half elegant fish. But what if they weren’t the gorgeous, singing, harmless beings that we’ve been led to believe in? Mira Grant answered that…

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Revenge and Hippos: River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey


River of Teeth (2017) Written by: Sarah Gailey Genre: Alternate History Pages: 178 pages Publisher: Tor.com Why I Chose This: Hippos. I mean, I heard about this book and the amazing idea of hippos being bred as a meat source, and I was in love with the ridiculousness of it all. The premise: In the early 20th Century, the United States…

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


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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The Nebula-Quest of Lisa P: A Review of The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson


The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (2016) Written by: Kij Johnson Pages: 169 (Paperback) Publisher: Tor.com Why I Chose It: There’s a couple reasons. First, I’ve always wanted to read something by Kij Johnson. Second, the title along with the great illustrated cover intrigued me. The premise: Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her…

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Never Falter, Never Fear: Ellen Klages’s Passing Strange


Historical fiction is almost always fascinating to me. If that fiction also happens to have a touch of magic to it, even better. That’s exactly what I got when I decided to pick up Ellen Klages’ Passing Strange. Passing Strange (2017) Written by: Ellen Klages Genre: Historical Fantasy Pages: 215 (Trade paperback) Publisher: Tor.com/Tom Doherty Associates Why I chose it: …

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Sexist Vet Specializing in Gigantic Alien Animals: A Review of Yoss’ Super Extra Grande


Super Extra Grande (2012 – original Spanish, 2016 – English translation) Written by: Yoss, translated by David Frye Genre: Science Fiction Pages: 160 (Paperback) Publisher: Restless Books Why I Chose It: When I read the back blurb for Super Extra Grande, I saw: “Cuban science-fiction master,” “playfulness and ingenuity of Douglas Adams,” “a distant future […] a veterinarian who specializes…

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