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

The Last Day

Andrew Hunter Murray’s post-apocalyptic thriller is set in a world where Earth’s spin has ground to a halt, leaving half the world suffering eternal frozen darkness, and the other half burning in constant sunlight. When the world stops turning, Britain lands somewhere between the two extremes – a habitable zone where it’s perpetually mid-morning. The … Continue reading The Last Day

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season is the first in the Broken Earth trilogy by N. K. Jemisin. It’s been on my reading pile for years – I mean, you can hardly ignore a trilogy that wins the Hugo Award for Best Novel in three consecutive years, can you? And wow, this book did not disappoint. I can’t … Continue reading The Fifth Season