Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Another Monday, another tag! (Tag? Meme? … Whatever). I first saw this one done in this deliciously SciFiMonth way by imyril of There’s Always Room for One More who took her cue from Kate of Books Are My Favourite and Best. Imyril made it look easy, but this took me most of the week to put together because, gosh darn it, I know that two books have themes in common, but all my brain can do for me is shout “both greeeeeeeen!” … which is, yeah, not useful.   So while not as inspired as imyril’s list, for sure, here’s … Continue reading Fun for Monday: 6 Degrees of SFnal Separation

Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

This is a very cool locked room murder mystery in space. As such, anything I really want to say about it will be a spoiler. Dagnabbit. I enjoyed Mur Lafferty’s Shambling Guide to New York City earlier this year, but that in no way prepared me for Six Wakes, which is in a whole different league – tense, fast-paced and un-put-down-able. Whereas upon finishing Shambling Guide I was feeling both impressed and a little disappointed, after reading Six Wakes I am nothing but captivated. The basic set up is as follows: The six clones that make up the crew of … Continue reading Six Wakes by Mur Lafferty

The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty

  If there was ever a SFF-lovers’ equivalent of a holiday read, this book is it. The Shambling Guide to New York City is light and funny, and as long as you’re not looking for anything more than that, it’s a blast. The basic set up – 30-something Zoë gets new job working for unique publishing company creating first travel guide for supernatural visitors to New York City – is promising, as is the ethnic cast list. It’s not all vampires and werewolves (zzzZZZZZ), (although, yes, the CEO of Underground Publishing is a vampire), we meet a broad spectrum of … Continue reading The Shambling Guide to New York City by Mur Lafferty