A number of my most anticipated reads of 2023 ended up DNF-ed, alas!
Gender-flipped Alexander the Great, IN SPACE, is every bit as excellent as it sounds!
(And yes, it’s very queer.)
False princes that flopped; feel-good sci-fi that does not feel good; a magician’s daughter whose tricks did not impress; and a magical circus that did not enchant.
I really did not know how Hoffman could possibly wrap everything up in just one more book.
But she did – and blew me away.
A noir F/F and a fantasy inspired by surrealist paintings!
A very literal bride hunt, and a political space opera that runs on sex magic.
A Wizard of Earthsea and Not Good For Maidens – lackluster wizardry and a singularly un-tempting Goblin Market!
Believe it or not, The Oleander Sword manages to outshine its predecessor.
In a world overseen by fairies, parliament needs to get its act together – or else.
A very queer, near-future sci-fi where aliens have come to save us…by taking us away from Earth.