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Science Fiction Round 69: I Don’t Know What This Is, But It Made A Squelching Sound

2017/02/24 1 comment

Biology is not my thing.  I mean, I studied physics because it was basically the not-biology major, so I could avoid all the living, growing, squishy, gooey things.

I recently read Kameron Hurley’s The Stars Are Legion, and the biopunk aspects were fascinating all by themselves.  For… multiple definitions of fascinating.  A content warning for various flavors of bio-horror is in order.

I will now discuss the book, and also apply cold, hard physics to the scary, squishy stuff.  Wish me luck.

This cover seems accurate, although I really imagined the spaceships as looking... different. Like cylopean slugs crossed with space motorcycles. If you happen to see it, the alternate title and jacket of "Lesbians in Space" is also accurate.

This cover seems accurate, although I really imagined the spaceships as looking… different. Like cylopean slugs crossed with space motorcycles.
If you happen to see it, the alternate title and jacket of “Lesbians in Space” is also accurate.

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Fantasy Round 52: The Crooked Way

2017/02/12 Leave a comment

This is the sequel to Blood of Ambrose, and much like the first book, it’s a wild ride.  It explores many different applications of the setting’s magic, as well as questions about death and mortality.

I have a few (mostly spoiler-free) thoughts about the tale.

I'm not sure when this part happens in the story. The main dragon-slaying part that I recall involved an elderly dragon who wasn't doing a lot of flying.

I’m not sure when this part happens in the story. The main dragon-slaying part that I recall involved an elderly dragon who wasn’t doing a lot of flying.

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