Title: The Black God's Drums Author: P. Djèlí Clark Stars: ★★★★ Like War Cry, this was a novella I got from Tor. Clark's protagonists are powerful women of African descent. It's honestly my first afrofuturistic tale. I never even knew the term until Tade Thompson used it, so I've got a deep dive into the terminology planned for my next down-time... Continue Reading →
Review: Captain Superlative!
This was an advanced reader copy for the July 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: Captain Superlative! Author: J. S. Puller Stars: ★★★★★ If you removed the first chapter, this book still wouldn't be lighthearted. Between education-based bullying and the same favoritism toward sports players as shown in courtrooms (and in attempts to keep players... Continue Reading →
Review: The Soulkeepers
This review contains a spoiler! Readers beware. Title: The Soulkeepers Author: G. P. Ching Stars: ★★★ An interesting premise filled with small town Americana (not in a positive way) and a hodgepodge of mythology (or theology depending on your view). That being said, Ching managed to keep me reading. Her characters were generally intriguing if not likable,... Continue Reading →