The Gremlin’s Library: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

I confess, I've never actually read Octavia Butler before. It wasn't deliberate - a lot of her work just falls more to the sci-fi side of spec, and I tend to seek out fantasy. Plus, for whatever reason (we all know why), she never comes up on those Big Fancy Rec Lists or gets assigned … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia Butler

First Chapter Thoughts: Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer

I loved Borne, and I've been slowly falling in love with Vandermeer's prose through his short stories elsewhere, but I have to admit. I'm not sure what to make of this one. Dead Astronauts is set in the same universe as Borne, with different characters, but while it has some of the familiar strangeness, it's … Continue reading First Chapter Thoughts: Dead Astronauts by Jeff Vandermeer

The Gremlin’s Library: An Unkindness of Ghosts by River Solomon

I've heard plenty about An Unkindness of Ghosts, although very little on its actual subject matter; it's a book that is recommended a lot especially by people who love diverse books. I don't blame them - An Unkindness of Ghosts is an incredible book that I will probably only ever read once. Because, damn. Rivers Solomon is a Black, … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: An Unkindness of Ghosts by River Solomon

The Gremlin’s Library: Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

This book was fun! I've gotten into the habit of picking up books by covers and/or recs alone, because of the sense of mystery; either I'll love something or I'll hate it. One of the downsides of this, though, is that I don't always know which audience is written for. Salt is a middle-grade novel that follows … Continue reading The Gremlin’s Library: Salt by Hannah Moskowitz

ICYMI: Reedsy Review – ‘Devolution’ by Ami J. Sanghvi

Gorgeously wrought prose poetry - sometimes overcomplicated - that challenges religious assumptions with tragic fury Ami J. Sanghvi's 'Devolution' is a rare beast; a collection of prose poetry with the fire and bite of 20- and 21st century confessional and political literature, and the linguistic mastery and complexity of the 18th-19th century classics. 'Devolution' is … Continue reading ICYMI: Reedsy Review – ‘Devolution’ by Ami J. Sanghvi