Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Favourite Books of 2015

This year I read my usual mixture of some brand new novels, a few from ongoing favourite series and a few of those books hailed as classics. These are the ones I particularly enjoyed, in chronological order of reading:

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Children of Time by Adrian Tcaikovsky
Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie
The Fall of Hyperion by Dan Simmons
A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge
Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 in Writing

This year was not my most productive for writing, but I still managed to complete 7 stories: 4 flash fiction, the slightly longer than flash Englebert that was published in Daily Science Fiction, and 2 much longer stories, one novelette that took over a year altogether, and one that was almost long enough to be a novelette.

Coming up: a story for an invitation-only anthology, and lots more ideas still to make it onto paper...

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Book Review: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

The hype over Anne Leckie’s ‘Ancillary’ books is not exaggerated. The judges and nominators of all of the various awards were all correct. I was blown away by Ancillary Justice and equally impressed by Ancillary Sword, so I already knew I was going to love the third volume, Ancillary Mercy, before I started reading it. If anything, it exceeded expectations.

Read the rest of my review at SF Crowsnest.