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"
The story is supposed to be over. Simon Snow did everything he was supposed to do. He beat the villain. He won the war. He even fell in love. Now comes the good part, right? Now comes the happily ever after… So why can’t Simon Snow get off the couch? What he needs, according to […]Lire la suite de "***** Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell"
IN SPACE EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOU SING A century ago, the Sentience Wars tore the galaxy apart and nearly ended the entire concept of intelligent space-faring life. In the aftermath, a curious tradition was invented-something to cheer up everyone who was left and bring the shattered worlds together in the spirit of peace, unity, and […]Lire la suite de "****Space Opera by Catherynne Valente"
The Witching Hours is an anthology of comics about magical women written, illustrated and edited by women and non-binary persons. We wanted to explore the range of what a witch can be as well as celebrate powerful and magical women.The book features 11 stories ranging from fantasy to horror to slice of life, written and […]Lire la suite de "***** The Witching Hours Anthology, by Cloudscape comics"
Paris, at the dawn of the modern age: Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in […]Lire la suite de "***** The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang"
On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London’s Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird […]Lire la suite de "**** The Feather Thief, by Kirk W. Johnson"
Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us. Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once […]Lire la suite de "****The Handmaid’s Tale: The Graphic Novel by Renée Nault, Margaret Atwood"