Category: LGBTQ+ Literature
Ancillary Sword – by Ann Leckie
After the rightfully celebrated Ancillary Justice, I was both thrilled and cautious to see what else the trilogy had to offer; the first book had left a lot of threads hanging, a lot of topics still worth exploring – but could its sequel live up to its quality? Well, I read the second book and I was not disappointed; Ancillary Sword is in surely different in scope, mood, impact, but equally interesting and an absolutely noteworthy development.
The World We Make – by N.K. Jemisin
Just as planned! Soon after publishing my post about The City We Became, I got my copy of The World We Make and proceeded to read it with voracious excitement. Did it satisfy all my hopes, curiosities, cravings? We’ll talk about it in a second, although my unrestained enthusiasm is probably a spoiler in itself.
The City We Became – by N.K. Jemisin
I first read The City We Became one year ago. Nor really surprisingly, I loved it: even though on surface the topic didn’t look like something I would normally enjoy, and even if some elements indeed elicited my irresistible desire to nitpick, Jemisin’s writing managed once again to carry me away, building a captivating story around an admittedly bizzare premise.
Silver In The Wood – by Emily Tesh
Silver In The Wood was brought to my attention by a book club I had casually joined on Discord. A romantic fantasy with strong cottagecore vibes, I can’t say this book left me with any particularly strong impression, nevertheless I still enjoyed its fresh and simple escapism.
Manhunt – by Gretchen Felker-Martin
I stumbled upon this title by chance, as it often happens. I heard that it dealt with the typical themes of gender apocalypse from the point of view of transgender people, and that it was an especially gory example of splatterpunk – I decided that was enough information to add it to my horror reading list.
Ancillary Justice – by Ann Leckie
A milestone of recent sci-fi, Ancillary Justice has been in my TBR for a while; finally I went in expecting some new stimulating perspective on a number of concepts – identity, gender, power – and I was not disappointed. Title: Ancillary Justice Author: Ann Leckie Publisher: Orbit Books Publication Date: 1 October 2013 Genre: Science […]
A Desolation Called Peace – by Arkady Martine
After A Memory Called Empire, it’s now time to talk about A Desolation Called Peace, second and final book of the Teixcalaan duology. Most of what I said about the previous installment apply here too, however there are some distinctive themes that are worth discussing on their own. Title: A Desolation Called Peace Author: Arkady […]
A Memory Called Empire – by Arkady Martine
Advertised as a science fiction series that focuses on linguisitics and on interplanetary diplomacy, with a good side serving of sapphic romance, the Teixcalaan duology couldn’t help but pique my interest. As for its quality, I wasn’t really sure what to expect, since I had read a number of very enthusiastic reviews, but also a […]
An Unkindness Of Ghosts – by Rivers Solomon
One of the reasons I love speculative fiction is that, at its best, it takes us to imaginary worlds to better reflect on our own, discussing relevant themes in a thought-provoking context. So when I first read the core concept of this novel – systemic racism and intersectional oppression on a generation spaceship – I was immediately intrigued.