Summer 2020 reading: queens, bandits, goblins, and a galaxy far, far away

Lockdown summer reading

I got my reading bug back halfway through lockdown, just in time for summer. So instead of going out with my friends, I’ve been reading some standalone fantasy, a little bit of science fiction, and a whole lot of Star Wars.

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

Arakeesians—sea dragons—haven’t been seen in the Hundred Islands for generations. The Hundred Islands fleet—at war with the Gaunt Islanders—must make do, building their ships from the dwindling supply of dragonbone that remains. Joron Twiner is the young, drunkard shipwife, or captain, of a black ship: a ship of exiled criminals. Following the death of his […]

New Suns, ed. Nisi Shawl

'New Suns' edited by Nisi Shawl

New Suns is a collection, drawn together and edited by the legendary author and editor Nisi Shawl, of stories by authors of colour. It opens with an epigraph from Octavia E. Butler: “There’s nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” This collection is a journey into different worlds under different suns—worlds drawing […]