Category Archives: Science Fiction

They understood their strength, all at once – “The Power” by Naomi Alderman

CANNONBALL!!!! Sorry. I just can’t believe that it happened this fast for me. Back in the olden days of CBR 3,  I read mostly shortish YA books and still struggled to eke out 52 books and reviews by the deadline. … Continue reading

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Where exactly have you spent these past three years, my Lord? Among some Amazon tribe? “The River of No Return” by Bee Ridgway

After disappearing from a battlefield in 1812 Spain, Lord Nicholas finds himself in a London hospital 200 years in the future.  Under the instruction of an organization called The Guild, he is whisked away to a retreat in the Chilean … Continue reading

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Just don’t get it. “Every Heart a Doorway” – Seanan McGuire

The premise of this book, and the great reviews of a lot of  Cannonballers,  placed this one on my TBR pile. A boarding school for “problematic children” that is really a refuge for kids that have found portals into alternate … Continue reading

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I will solve you. “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig (CBR#10, 19)

This is a melancholy little book about what it means to live almost forever. Think “Interview with a Vampire” without vampires.  Tom Hazard, a man of many names and times, is over 400 years old.  Tom is not immortal but … Continue reading

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Can you hear me now? “Crosstalk” by Connie Willis (CBR#10, 10)

I like my alone time. I need my alone time. Accept for rare cases when I am totally immersed in a particular book, I can’t read when there is too much background noise: TV, music, conversations. I prefer silence so … Continue reading

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