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Dragon Pearl, by Yoon Ha Lee Published in January of 2019 where I got it:  purchased new . . . . . . . . About half way through Raven Stratagem, I realized I wanted to read everything Yoon Ha Lee had written. The Machineries of Empire series only has three books, and I needed […]

Revenant Gun, by Yoon Ha Lee (Machineries of Empire, #3) published June 2018 Where I got it: purchased new . . . . . . . One of the reasons I write reviews is to help myself process how a book makes me feel. I’m not super good at expressing myself verbally (or at all, […]

Raven Stratagem by Yoon Ha Lee published June 2017 Where I got it: Purchased New . . . . . . Looking back at my review of the first book in this series, Ninefox Gambit, I wrote a pretty crappy review.  I remember when I finished that book, my mind was absolutely blown, and I […]

Ninefox Gambit by Yoon Ha Lee published in 2016 Where I got it: purchased new . . . . .   What’s your opinion on getting thrown in the deep end, buried in terminology, and a world that’s never fully explained? If you answered “I’m good with that”, you’ll enjoy Ninefox Gambit.  If that sentence […]

Rogue Protocol (Murderbot Diaries) by Martha Wells published 2018 where I got it: purchased new . . . . .       Murderbot needs to stop hanging out with humans.  You hang out with humans too much, and they start to rub off on you, and you start to think that maybe not all […]

If Yoon Ha Lee’s Raven Strategem, Ellen Kushner’s Swordspoint, and Robert Jackson Bennett’s City of Blades had a love child, that booklovechild would flirtatiously steal glances at Winterglass from across the room. I imagine they would communicate their interest in each other through a system of cybernetic hummingbirds.

On a lark, I picked up China Mieville’s Embassytown to reread.  I read this back when it came out in 2011, and it blew my mind. (I even wrote a pretty good review!) I remember being intimidated by the vocabulary, of having dictionary.com open while I was reading. I remember that at the time I […]

Welcome to a new-ish feature here at Little Red Reviewer, called Five for Friday. The concept is simple – it’s a Friday, and I post a photo of 5 books, and then we chat about them in the comments. The only things these books have in common are: – they were on my bookshelf – […]

As always, my “best of the year” is the best stuff I consumed this year.  It may not have been created this year, but I read it or watched it this year. My favorite novels that I read in 2018 Revenant Gun by Yoon Ha Lee The Monster Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson Latchkey by […]

  Hello fellow #RRSciFiMonth readers! I wanted to share with you some of my favorite science fiction that I’ve read over the last year or so. If you’ve ever wondered to yourself “what kind of science fiction does Little Red Reviewer enjoy?” this list should answer that question. the links will take you to my […]


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some of the books reviewed here were free ARCs supplied by publishers/authors/other groups. Some of the books here I got from the library. the rest I *gasp!* actually paid for. I'll do my best to let you know what's what.
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