Yet to Read is the weekly meme where I take a lot at books on my shelves (physical and digital) that I haven’t gotten around to reading yet and books on my wishlist that I’ve wanted to add to my shelves for a while. I will link these posts up to Can’t Wait Wednesday and Shelf Control!
Yeah, you know, I liked mixing my backlog with my wishlist last week so I think I’ll continue with this method for this series going forwards. With that in mind, this week I’ve got some interesting picks! I’m feeling the science fiction vibe right now, as deep into reading Artifact Space as I am, and discovering it’s a genre I genuinely enjoy. So here are a couple written by women I really want to get to soon™.
From the Shelves
Funny story: I wasn’t sure if I’d like Ancillary Justice at first. I was worried it may be a little too “hard sci-fi” for my tastes, too much robotics and technology and all that. However I saw how highly praised it was and then it went on sale on Kindle, as many of the books I’ll feature here did, and I snapped it up. Now I’m learning that my early judgement may have been misguided. Maybe the book is a little like that… but maybe that’s not so bad.
From the Wishlist
I’ll be honest with you, one line sold me on Gideon the Ninth and it was a blurb from Charlie Stross: “Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space! Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor! Skeletons!” Everything about this sounds like an excellent time to me. We got lesbians, necromancers, ghosts, a gothic palace… in space! An immortal emperor, skeletons… if I haven’t got a hold of this book and started reading it in the next three months, you have permission to thwack me.
Either of these tickle your fancy? Read either of them? Any science fiction written by women or non-binary authors you’d recommend? Let’s chat!