13 Diverse SF/F Novels That I Adore

13For me, one of the hardest things is to find diverse novels in my favorite genres: science fiction and fantasy.

I figured I wasn’t alone in this sentiment, so I decided to make a list of a few diverse SF/F novels that I really enjoyed. Some are queer. Some feature POC protagonists. Some may be urban fantasy or magical realism, but I still consider those SF/F. These are just personal favorites that I enjoyed, and I would really appreciate any recommendations you all have.Read More »

Review #62 // The Edge of the Abyss (The Abyss Surrounds Us #2) – Emily Skrutskie

After the events in The Abyss Surrounds UsCas Leung is still struggling with her place on the Minnow. Keeping away from Swift and constantly being under Santa Elena’s eye is one thing, but suddenly rogue Reckoners, dubbed Hellbeasts, begin attacking ships. Cas and the crew of the Minnow must work to figure out how to fight them before the entire NeoPacific biosystem is destroyed.


Why this book?: TASU is one of my favorite books ever. I needed the sequel.

I would like to thank the people at Flux for allowing me to have an ARC of this book via NetGalley.

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7 Recent Diverse Reads that Blew Me Away

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Ever since the news got out of an extremely racist book being published (See Mason’s review here), I’ve been actively trying to read more diversely and supporting #OwnVoices authors. While all of these may not be #OwnVoices, here’s a list of 7 books that I’ve read that personally blew me away, and that you all need to try.

(By the time this post is public, this list will probably be doubled. Or tripled.)

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Review #17 // The Abyss Surrounds Us (The Abyss Surrounds Us #1) – Emily Skrutskie

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During Cas’ first solo mission as a Reckoner trainer-in-training, Pirate Queen Santa Elena kidnaps her, and orders her to train a Reckoner pup to fight for her ship-or Cas would be the next to die.


Why this book?: needed to break a reading slump I was in, but wanted something with LGBT+ rep-and was directed towards this book. Needless to say, I was excited when I read the summary.

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