The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her […]Lire la suite de "**** Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir"
Murderbot returns in its highly-anticipated, first, full-length standalone novel. You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home […]Lire la suite de "***** Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries #5) by Martha Wells"
Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its […]Lire la suite de "**** Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells"
Depression feels like drowning from the inside. Welcome to the aftermath of a mental breakdown. Sophie is trying to mend the pieces of her broken life. The people around her think she is “cured”, but she knows she still has a long way to go before she truly feels “better”. Going Under is not a story as […]Lire la suite de "*** Apnée (vf Going Under) by Zviane"
SciFi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is again on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah’s SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good. Truly, these books get better as we go. Remember how, when […]Lire la suite de "**** Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) by Martha Wells"
It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want […]Lire la suite de "***** Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) by Martha Wells"
In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface […]Lire la suite de "**** All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) by Martha Wells"
Webster is a bundle of nerves headed into his first day of high school, but whatever academic and social horrors he feared are nothing compared to what’s in store for him as he stumbles into an unsanctioned, street-level spelling bee! And this ain’t no staged production, either – letters fly like jump kicks and the […]Lire la suite de "**** BUZZ! by Ananth Panagariya, Tess Stone"
A linguistically informed look at how our digital world is transforming the English language. Language is humanity’s most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status […]Lire la suite de "***** Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch"
Andrew « Ender » Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games; he is, in fact, engaged in something far more desperate. The result of genetic experimentation, Ender may be the military genius Earth desperately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. The only way to find out is […]Lire la suite de "*** Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card"