The Symmetry of Stars

Duelling in full armour one minute and embroidering flowers into a fine coat the next, this is a story of parallels and opposites, destiny and agency, nature and nurture. The Symmetry of Stars by Alex Myers follows two sets of twins, each pair the champions of opposing gods vying for control of the world. From … Continue reading The Symmetry of Stars

The Story of Silence

The Story of Silence by Alex Myers is a beautiful book, a fairy tale that’s full of heart, a joy to read. The Goodreads description‘s first paragraph sold me right away, rounded out with the perfect comparison titles: A knightly fairy tale of royalty and dragons, of midwives with secrets and dashing strangers in dark … Continue reading The Story of Silence

The Murderbot Diaries

TLDR: Robot hacks itself and watches soap operas, but the inconvenient humans keep endangering themselves. This science fiction series by Martha Wells is the most heartwarming, humane, and hilarious treatment of artificial intelligence I have come across. The prickly and sarcastic Security Unit – which secretly refers to itself as Murderbot – has hacked the … Continue reading The Murderbot Diaries