Tag: Prix Aurora Award

Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Review: Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

April 30, 2016 by Maire in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

A literary fantasy about love, music and sorcery, set against the background of Mexico City. Mexico City, 1988: Long before iTunes or MP3s, you said โ€œI love youโ€ with a mixtape. Meche, awkward and fifteen, has two equally unhip friends — Sebastian and Daniela — and a whole lot of vinyl records to keep her company. When she discovers how to cast spells using music, the future looks brighter for the trio.

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Book Review: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Book Review: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

September 21, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it’s all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.

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Book Review: The Future Falls by Tanya Huff

Book Review: The Future Falls by Tanya Huff

September 7, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

When Auntie Catherine warns the family of an approaching asteroid, the Gales scramble to keep humans from going the way of the dinosaurs. Fortunately for the world, they’re wielding a guitar and a dragon.

The Gale family can change the world with the charms they cast, which has caused some supernaturally complicated family shenanigans in the past. So when NASA and Doomsday Dan confirm Auntie Catherine’s dire prediction, Charlotte “Charlie” Gale turns to the family for help.

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Book Review: My Real Children by Jo Walton

Book Review: My Real Children by Jo Walton

August 31, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

It’s 2015, and Patricia Cowan is very old. “Confused today,” read the notes clipped to the end of her bed. She forgets things she should know-what year it is, major events in the lives of her children. But she remembers things that don’t seem possible. She remembers marrying Mark and having four children. And she remembers not marrying Mark and raising three children with Bee instead.

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Reading for the Aurora Awards

Reading for the Aurora Awards

August 18, 2015 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

I haven’t disappeared! Particularly after the promises of my last post.

I’ve been on vacation the past 2 weeks. You’d think that would mean I had time to do things like write. Unfortunately, no.

I spent my time putting together IKEA, cleaning house, and hiding from the big, hot sun. When it wasn’t raining. I’ve had a lot of headaches this past couple of weeks. I’ve been trying to Instagram pictures where possible.

I did, however, sneak in a little time to read two of the contenders for this year’s Aurora Award for Best Novel. I’m working my way through the nominees so that I can make an informed choice. I’ll post my full opinions when I can figure out a format that adequately explains my reasoning in a positive manner.

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