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reviewed Exit Strategy by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)

Martha Wells: Exit Strategy (2018) 4 stars

"Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling …

Murderbot to the rescue

4 stars

Murderbot makes new enemies and finds old friends. Another quick read and entertaining episode in the Murderbot series.

Samantha Harvey: Orbital (EBook, Grove Atlantic) 4 stars

A singular new novel from Betty Trask Prize–winner Samantha Harvey, Orbital is an eloquent meditation …

16 orbits of home

4 stars

A day in the life of six fictional astronauts aboard the International Space Station. There is no real action here, instead the author explores the observations, thoughts, fears, hopes and emotions of the six as they orbit earth 16 times in 24 hours. The prose is often lush and beautiful which plays particularly well in the sections describing our home below.

Percival Everett: James (2024, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group) 5 stars

When the enslaved Jim overhears that he is about to be sold to a man …

Huck Finn retold

5 stars

Everett takes Huckleberry Finn, tells it from the point of view of Jim and makes it new. Fittingly, he combines a wild adventure story and sharp social commentary and does so to great effect. Best book I’ve read in a while.