“If you believe you have control, then you believe you’re at the top. And if you’re at the top, then people who aren’t like you… well, they’ve got to be somewhere lower, right? Every species does this. Does it again and again and again.” ~ Becky Chambers, A Closed and Common Orbit
Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
“All you can do, Rosemary–all any of us can do–is work to be something positive instead. That is a choice that every sapient must make every day of their life. The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will play.” ~ Becky Chambers, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Review: Night Flights
“The Jenny Haniver was surfing on the edge of night as it swept Westward across the Great Hunting Ground.” ~Philip Reeve, Night Flights
Review: The Power
“This is the trouble with history. You can't see what's not there. You can look at an empty space and see that something's missing, but there's no way to know what it was.”
Review: Red Rising
At times you can feel Brown trying to differentiate his world and his story from The Hunger Games, but I was never able to stop comparing the two.
Black Light Express
Like its predecessor, Black Light Express is a high-speed adventure. Its scenes are short, intense, and to-the-point. There wasn’t a boring moment, and Reeve does an excellent job, as always, of bringing the struggles of several characters together to create a tightly plotted story.