Dominion, control, and self-discovery amidst a world ruled by men.
The Goblin Emperor inverts some classic fantasy tropes.
Part murder mystery and love story, set during the New Zealand gold rush as characters orbit and collide in a dramatic tour de force.
Richard Power’s novel, The Overstory, is a complex, spreading network of roots and branches. The characters interact, are invented, relate and yet seem not to realize their influence.
Edwin Rist is the feather thief. Was he a young man, too easily indulged by parents, and full of obsession? Was Edwin a detached manipulator?
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah is a novel grounded in love, family, and seeing a place for the first time, then seeing it again after perspectives broaden.
As a concept, the Culture novels are wonderful; but at times the narrative crumbles under the weight of drawn out plots and overly detailed moments.
In a post-scarcity existence with hundreds of years to live one’s life, what happens when one wants something else?
In one sense, Six Wakes is a closed room mystery with a science fiction twist of clones.
Babylon’s Ashes continue to explore those risks with the entire landscape cracked open.