Kelson Reviews Books
- A Pocket Guide to Pigeon Watching
A fast, funny, informative read about pigeons, their long history with humans, appearance and behavior, and even modern extreme pigeon breeds.
Detailed and thoughtful exploration of first contact with aliens in the midst of the Black Death.
- Flashforward (Novel)
A fascinating exploration of time, destiny and free will after everyone on Earth gets a glimpse of the same moment 20 years in the future.
- Space Opera
Fun sci-fi social satire from Catherynne Valente: The world is a mess, but we can find the sublime in chaos.
- Star Born
An adventure woven through the post-war struggles of an alien world, with humans caught on both sides, exploring identity, colonialism and prejudice. Definitely worth the read.
- Star Hunter
A standard survival adventure with mismatched partners and ruthless rivals, only with weird stuff going on and in space.
- The Gathering Storm (Wheel of Time Book 12)
Events move rapidly toward the apocalypse foretold in book one, and Sanderson shows he was a good choice to finish Jordan's series.
- The Time Traders
An enjoyable time-travel spy thriller through the bronze age that's very rooted in the cold war.
- This Is True vol.8: Invisible Man Disappears From View
A fun collection of strange-but-true news stories from 2001-2002.
It's an interesting take on memory and identity, but not one of Sawyer's best.
- Under the Influence
Trey Ratcliff details a fascinating look at a side of Instagram that I've mostly ignored.