Author: Milliebot

Book Review: BUFFALO SOLDIER

Desmond has abandoned his mission and spirited away his young charge, Lij, in order to save the boy from a lifetime of experiments. Dogged by several political and religious factions, the two cross borders from Tejas into the land of the Five Civilized Tribes and Desmond wonders if they’ll ever be safe. Review by Milliebot Reads MY EDITION: PAPERBACK, 142 PAGES 2017, TOR ISBN: 9780765394293 It’s so hard to talk about such a short book (darn these novellas!) without giving a ton of stuff away, but Buffalo Soldier is friggen awesome! It combines alternate history with steampunk and sharpshooters...

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Top 10 Books of 2017

You may recall my previous post about my top 10 reads of the year as of September. In that post I focused primarily on new releases, but now I’m here to give you my absolute favorites and some of those from my previous list have been knocked out the running!   Arabella of Mars by David D. Levine Arabella grew up on her father’s plantation in Mars, until her mother decides she needs to be raised a proper lady and sends her back to Earth. After struggling to adjust to her new life, Arabella catches word of trouble back...

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Book Review – ARTEMIS

Jazz Bashara grew up in the moon colony of Artemis – scheming and smuggling her way through life, hoping for that big break that will make her rich. When one of her loyal customers offers her a huge sum of money to sabotage a company he wants to take over, Jazz agrees. When her plans begin to go awry, Jazz realizes she’s in over her head and that her “simple” crime is at the center of a much larger conspiracy to control all of Artemis. Review by Milliebot Reads MY EDITION: ARC EBOOK, 320 PAGES 2017, CROWN ISBN: 9780553448122...

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Book Review – BARBARY STATION

Iridian and Adda have a plan – they’ll hijack an interstellar space station en route to Io and deliver it to a band of space pirates living in luxury on the fabled Barbary Station, then get paid enough to live their own luxurious lives and pay off Adda’s student loans. Hijacking the ship goes smoothly enough, but when the women arrive at Barbary, rather than find themselves lauded and initiated into a pirate crew, they’re met with suspicion and immediately tasked to rescue the crew (and now themselves) from the insane AI holding the station hostage.   Review By...

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Movies I Like as Much as (or More Than!) Their Books

I’m a notorious book snob and it’s no secret that most movies based on books disappoint and/or enrage me. I’m rarely excited about upcoming movie adaptations and you can typically find me rolling my eyes at trailers and grumbling about the issues I’ve already spotted. But! I am not a complete elitist – there are some movie adaptations that I enjoy just as much as their respective books, if not more. Austenland – I first watched the movie a couple years ago after a recommendation from my mum and sister. I was instantly in love and have watched it...

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Book Review – SEA OF RUST

The last humans have been wiped from the face of Earth and now only robots remain. During the war that eradicated mankind, several mainframes banded together with the consciousness of other robots to create their own armies with shared intelligence. These mainframes are known as OWIs – One World Intelligence – and now they run the world. Freebots are scarce, constantly hunted by OWIs and destroyed if they choose not to upload themselves. Brittle roams the Sea of Rust, scavenging parts from bots on the verge of madness and trying to avoid the notice of the OWIs, but a...

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6 Epic Fantasy Reads You Should Check Out

If your reading tastes are anything like my own, you enjoy a meaty, epic fantasy. Like me, you might be wondering what the hell you should read next while you wait (possibly in vain) for the next installment from the A Song of Ice and Fire series. To help pass the time, I’m here to recommend a few other epic reads (this is by no means a comprehensive list and I could easily recommend many more!) that might slake your thirst. Warbeaker by Brandon Sanderson – This is the tale of two sisters and the roles they play in the turmoil...

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10 Best Books of 2017 (So Far…)

I’ve recently liberated myself by finally deciding to stop reading books I’m truly not enjoying (resulting in more DNF’s than ever before) and as a result, I’ve been able to focus more of my time on reading books that I truly love! That’s not to say I still haven’t slogged through some stinkers, but today’s list is about my favorite reads published in 2017 (so far)! It is true, these are mostly fantasy and sci-fi, but there is a contemporary-ish one in the mix, as well as sort of surreal magical historical fiction and a young adult and middle-grade...

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Book Review – THE PUNCH ESCROW

Joel works as a salter – he teaches and tricks AI models to seem more human – and his wife works for International Transport on a top secret project related to teleportation. Her long hours and inability to speak to him about her job have put their marriage on rocky ground and it isn’t helped by Joel’s smart-ass sense of humor. But the two decide to go on a second honeymoon to reconnect. En route to meet his wife, Joel finds himself duplicated due to a teleportation error and is sucked into the battle between the organization that controls...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read Tanith Lee

Hi, I’m Milliebot, and I’m a bookhoarder. I hoard many authors and multiple editions of many books, but my biggest hoard is definitely my Tanith Lee collection. So far I’m doing much better at collecting her books rather than reading them. But! I do believe I’ve read enough of her work to be properly obsessed recommend it to others. If you’ve never heard of her, Tanith Lee is a prolific science fiction and fantasy writer whose published around 90 books and 200 short stories. She was born in London and suffered from dyslexia, but never let that stop her...

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