Book Review: Exhalation by Ted Chiang

I’ve been wanting to read Ted Chiang’s short science fiction works ever since his much acclaimed Stories of Your Life and Others. His work gets loads of praise from literary types who don’t usually look twice at genre fiction, so I was definitely curious and picked up a copy. When two of the works in the book were nominated for Hugo awards, I finally picked up Exhalation and read it. I was absolutely blown away by his incredible writing and thought-provoking plots.

Weekly Wrap-Up: 16 March 2018

Happy Friday!  My weekly wrap-ups went missing from the blog for the entire month of February. I was so busy with life stuff that I just didn’t get around to them. Also, there was a complete lack of internet in the new flat until this week. So here is the triumphant return of my weekly wrap-up posts! It’s a long one -- buckle up!

Review: Norse Mythology

I absolutely adore Neil Gaiman and snapped up a copy of this book in hardback within a month of publication. I'm a huge fan of mythology, but know so little about Norse mythology. This is a great introduction to the world of Thor, Loki, Odin, and the whole host of gods and goddesses that inhabit Asgard that have becoming more and more mainstream.

Recommended Reads: Chinese Sci-Fi

So I recently completed my dissertation on Chinese science fiction and whether or not English-language publishers were missing out on a gap in the market (spoiler alert: results are inconclusive). I've had a fair few people ask me for recommendations from my reading list, so I thought I'd post about it here.