Category: sci-fi

Illuminae – Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I’M ON A —ING DERELICT WARSHIP ON THE RUN FROM THE PSYCHOTIC CREW AND AN INSANE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TRYING TO SAVE MY —ING BOYFRIEND

Illuminae

Well first off, holy shit I’m writing a full-blown review for the first time in months, so let’s take a moment to think about that.

Moving on… It’s the end of the semester and seeing as I have (relatively) little responsibility over the next month I thought I would return to reading Illuminae. I got an ARC of this back in July but due to the nature of the format it was only available to read on the computer via Adobe Digital Editions. Not a huge fan of reading electronically, especially on a computer. I put it off for a while, started reading it in October and then put it on hold because A) it’s a fairly long book, and B) I wasn’t digging the whole computer reading situation.

I decided to return to this book today and whoops! my copy expires in one day! Good thing I decided to start reading it this afternoon.

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Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel

I’m just going to start off with this:

“It became more difficult to hold on to himself. He tried to keep up a litany of biographical facts as he walked, trying to anchor himself to this life, to this earth. My name is Jeevan Chaudhary. I was a photographer, and then I was going to be a paramedic. My parents were George of Ottawa and Amala of Hyderabad. I was born in the Toronto suburbs. I had a house on Winchester street. But these thoughts broke apart in his head and were replaced by strange fragments: This is my soul and the world unwinding, this is my heart in the still winter air.” (my emphasis)

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Vicious – V.E. Schwab

Vicious

I finally got around to reading Vicious this week, and I’m glad I did! I’m not usually a sci-fi person, but I don’t know if I would even say that that aspect was super evident. Instead, it was about the moral ambiguities of having some sort of super-human power, and what people can or should do with those powers. Which really can translate into having some sort of privilege in our normal world.

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