Our Top Books of 2019

by Kris & Nisha Vyas-Myall We are coming to the end of another year and there so many books we loved. Some we got to review, some we did not. As such here is a round-up the top books we read in 2019: Adult Novels & Novellas Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman A brilliantContinue reading “Our Top Books of 2019”

Where the River Runs Gold

Sita Brahmachari image credit: Amazon UK Review by Nisha Vyas-Myall It’s been a while since I last added a review, and my apologies for that. Many things have got in the way of reading- I’ve been on the same few books for the last couple of months. I managed to clear some of my TBRContinue reading “Where the River Runs Gold”

Women of the Retro Hugos: 1943 and 1944 edition

Note: Fog Magic by Julie Sayer and Child of the Sun by Leigh Brackett were both longlisted, but I have yet to read these. As such I have left them out of the article here. Best Novel 1943: The Uninvited by Dorothy Macardle It is interesting to see a work of gothic horror make theContinue reading “Women of the Retro Hugos: 1943 and 1944 edition”

200 Science Fiction Books From Authors of Marginalized Gender: The List

Last year, in honour of 200 years since Frankenstein, we attempted to tweet a daily list of 200 science fiction books from writers who are not cis-male. However, real life got in the way of completing it all. As such I am now sharing here the full list: 1. A Door into Ocean by JoanContinue reading “200 Science Fiction Books From Authors of Marginalized Gender: The List”

The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards 2019: Winners

The second year is complete. Our discussions are finished and the winners now have their trophies. It was quite a divided field in the end, with everyone having their own favourites and trying to narrow it down to winners was quite hard. Here are the winners: Best Fantasy Novel: The Loosening Skin – Aliya WhiteleyContinue reading “The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards 2019: Winners”

The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards 2019: Finalists

And so we come to the finalists for this year: Best Fantasy Novel: The Poppy War by RF Kuang The Loosening Skin by Aliya Whiteley In here there was one clear front runner and then a fight over the second slot. Will definitely be interesting to see what happens in the head to head Best ScienceContinue reading “The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards 2019: Finalists”

The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards 2019: My Thoughts

In our second year of the SCKA I thought this time I would write my feelings in a single post on all of the SCKA works we have shortlisted and those I felt strongest in the various fields*:   Best Fantasy Novel: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Someone Like Me by MRContinue reading “The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards 2019: My Thoughts”

Announcement: The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards – Winner

And so we come to the end. A fun adventure in reading and debating our favourite books of the year. After a lot of discussion here are our winners: Best Fantasy Novel: Under the Pendulum Sun – Jeannette Ng   This ended up being a really varied category, showing how strong and diverse the fieldContinue reading “Announcement: The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards – Winner”

Announcement: The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards – Finalists

We are now coming to the finalists in the SCKA. Following much judicial discussion here are the works that made it to the final round, along with quotes from the discussions: Best Fantasy NovelMetronome by Oliver Langmead"…on the level of pure enjoyment and delight, Metronome was miles ahead for me""Metronome is so much fun andContinue reading “Announcement: The Subjective Chaos Kind Of Awards – Finalists”