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Motherhood in The Broken Earth series

As part of my Hugo reading this year, I have been reading the first two books of The Broken Earth series by N. K. Jemisin. As the second one, The Obelisk Gate is nominated for a Hugo this year. They have been amazing reads and challenging reads. In this blog post I will look at the role of motherhood in the first two books of the Broken Earth Series.

This post will contain spoilers for the first two books in the series – and they will be deep spoilers. So do not read on, if you do not want to get spoiled for the books. If you just want my review of the book, you can find it here.

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Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi

I don’t often read whole single author collections in one go. Actually I rarely finish them.  Minatures was an exception. I had a stressful job interview and had on a whim picked up Minatures by Scalzi as it was cheap and I had enjoyed his work in the past. I read most of the collection on the day of the interview, reading one story after another – keeping me laughing and smiling though the day up to the interview.

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Crux

24968626I just finished reading the second book in Ramez Naam’s series Nexus, and it has been months since I have read anything that captivated me in the same way.

The first book was really excellent, but I got distracted by other books, so I didn’t read the second one right away. Somehow it has been two years since I read the first one but I don’t think it will take me two years to get to the last book.

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Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight

Mrs. Griffin Prepares to (1)Title: Mrs. Griffin Prepares to Commit Suicide Tonight
Author: A Que
Genre: Science Fiction

This is the part of my 100 Short Stories in 2015 challenge.

Opening sentence:

When LW31, a domestic model robot, brought Mrs. Griffin’s dinner into her bedroom, it found her preparing to commit suicide.

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