Expanse 7.5 – Auberon

Auberon felt like a second-installation of the previous The Churn Novella which was also great. I think overall, this was my favorite of the novellas. It focuses on the early Laconian transition in Auberon and brings Eric in from The Churn. Really great story and it ties off several loose ends. I also really like… Continue reading Expanse 7.5 – Auberon

The Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

The Broken Earth book series was recommended by a close friend. It is an amazing read. Afrofuturism in general is always amazingly insightful, and I find that’s especially true when it’s distant-future Afrofuturism. These books paint a picture of a post-apocalyptic world, but it’s a world that has passed so many apocalypses that the landscape… Continue reading The Broken Earth Trilogy by N. K. Jemisin

Idoru by William Gibson

This is the second book of The Bridge, a newer trilogy by Gibson which reintroduces many of his earlier ideas within the context of the new technologies that had come out since the Sprawl Trilogy. One of my favorite pieces of this story is the concept of “nodal points,” “emergent systems of history,” “the shapes… Continue reading Idoru by William Gibson

Ready Player Two by Earnest Klein

This book was really bad. It manages to somehow be worse than the first one. Honestly I wish I had never read either of them. It’s basically just exactly the same story as the first book but somehow also a rip-off of Neuromancer without any of the good parts. 0/10. Do not recommend.