Author: The Terrestrial Reader

  • The Vanishing Half – by Brit Bennett

    As a New Year’s resolution, I had promised myself to read at least some piece of non-speculative fiction; looking for some realistic book that featured interesting themes and that sounded overall inspiring, this is one of the first titles I added to my TBR.

  • Best Served Cold – by Joe Abercrombie

    Ok, I know I said I was done with Joe Abercrombie, however I don’t really enjoy leaving things unfinished; the existence of additional books in the First Law universe was there, nagging at the back of my mind, so I decided I could as well go ahead and read them.

  • Even Though I Knew The End – by C.L. Polk

    Even Though I Knew The End has been on my radar since its publication; when one of the online book clubs where I discontinuously hang out chose it as a subject for this month’s discussion, I decided it was time to give it a go.

  • Luck In The Shadows – by Lynn Flewelling

    Sometimes ago I mentioned I was planning to read the Nightrunner series for a book club I had joined. In the end, I was caught up reading other books and I didn’t precisely respect all deadlines, however I did manage to start the series. So let’s talk about its first novel, shall we?

  • Imago – by Octavia E. Butler

    Here I go again. I’ve just finished reading the third and last book of Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis series. I want – no: I need – to talk about it, and also to share some reasoning about the entire series now that I can see it as a whole.

  • Far From The Light Of Heaven – by Tade Thompson

    I was intrigued by this book because I had enjoyed the Wormwood trilogy by the same author, and also because the concept of a mystery novel set in space sounded appealing. In the end, Far From The Light Of Heaven had more than that, which may or may not be good news, but it’s surely worth talking about.

  • How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? – by N.K. Jemisin

    If you know me, odds are you know how much I love N.K. Jemisin: I have read and enjoyed all her novels and some of her shorter works, and whatever she publishes is on my auto-buy list. So, why hadn’t I read this specific book yet? Perhaps because, in general, I am not always the greatest fan of short story collections; I must say, however, that this one ended up being a very satisfying read. Not that I expected anything less.

  • Adulthood Rites – by Octavia E. Butler

    After my recent (and fairly enthusiastic) review of Dawn, I am once again talking about Octavia E. Butler’s Xenogenesis series. I’ve just finished Adulthood Rites, which is the second book of the trilogy, and, well, there is a lot to say about it.

  • The Changeling – by Victor LaValle

    As I mentioned, this book has been lying in my stash for a while. All this time, I thought I had at least a vague idea of what I could expect from it – but as soon as I started it, I realised I was in uncharted territory. So I just went and enjoyed the ride, allowing myself to be surprised at every page.

  • The Black God’s Drums – by P. Djèlí Clark

    If you follow this blog you’re already familiar with P. Djèlí Clark, author of the Dead Djinn universe. This time I decided to read one of his other works; a novella that is similarly set in an alternate history where folk myths are real, but has its own distinctive setting, as well as a language that fits it.