Kat: Three books this week: A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker celebrates live rock music by showing us what the world would be like without it. As someone who’s always thinking about the next rock concert, I appreciated this novel. Joe Abercrombie’s A Little Hatred, the first book in a new fantasy series (but related to his previous work), was fabulous in every way. It’s getting a rare five stars from me. Vivian Shaw’s Strange Practice, the first book in her DR GRETA HELSING series, was not as exciting as I was hoping. I’m still willing to try the next book, though.

Kelly: I’m still reading all the same stuff as last time, but I’ve also gotten sucked into Bad Blood by John Carreyrou, which is all about the Theranos scandal. I had no idea how much went into medical blood testing — and clearly, neither did Elizabeth Holmes. What a dysfunctional mess!

Marion: I finished Annalee Newitz’s The Future of Another Timeline. It’s a time travel story, and I almost never understand time travel stories. I hope to have a review up sometime. Maybe I’ll go bring one back from the future. Oh, no, that means I’d have to write it in the present. Drat!

Terry: I spent this week reading the MURDERBOT series by Martha Wells, after having read All Systems Red last week:  Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol and Exit Strategy. Now I’m looking forward to the full-length MURDERBOT novel coming next year, Network Effect. I’m on to Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma, which is beautifully written so far, and promises a good story.


  • Tim Scheidler

    TIM SCHEIDLER, who's been with us since June 2011, holds a Master's Degree in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin. Tim enjoys many authors, but particularly loves J.R.R. Tolkien, Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke. When he’s not reading, Tim enjoys traveling, playing music, writing in any shape or form, and pretending he's an athlete.