Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

Summerland had such an interesting premise and it was pulled off fairly well. In Summerland, the afterlife has been discovered and colonized by the British, much to the chagrin of the Russians. Set in late 1930s England, this sci-fi novel is also a spy noir thriller, and I really enjoyed the mash-up. The spies followed are … Continue reading Summerland by Hannu Rajaniemi

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Mini-Review: As Told by Things edited by E. D. E. Bell

As Told by Things is another galley I was behind on, and it was a quick, easy read to catch up on. It's a short story collection from a small press and each story is told from the point of view of an object. I requested it because I found the premise intriguing, and it … Continue reading Mini-Review: As Told by Things edited by E. D. E. Bell

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li is a well written novel about a group of people connected by a Chinese restaurant and how they're all affected in the aftermath of a tragedy that befell it. From Johnny, the unlikable owner/manager of the restaurant, to Nan and Ah-Jack, who have worked at the restaurant the … Continue reading Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li