Hey there! Want a free book about space pirates in exchange for a review? Comment below!! ***** The Mars Run had a lasting impression on me. It is an imaginative and incredibly well written debut novel. When I finished the novel, I decided to find out more about the writer. Chris, thank you f… Read […]

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Jalapeno Score: 47/50 Overall Impression: Hello! Let me just quickly introduce myself: I’m Caitlin from Words and Other Beasts, writing a guest review here on Ellie’s blog for Golden Son, as part of the Jalapeno Fiction Award. So big thanks to Ellie for letting me review this here as part of her awards! If you enjoyed Red Rising, […]

Jalapeno Score: 37/50 Overall Impression:  “The Long Way to F*n Nowhere…” Don’t get me wrong, I think Becky Chambers is a talented writer, I really do. I think she has ideas and active imagination. But there is something fundamentally lacking in the book, and it is plot. Imagine you started building the house from the […]

Jalapeno Score: 39/50 Overall Impression:  Reading Planetfall instilled controversial feelings in me. I am going to write this review with some spoilers, because I don’t think I can otherwise express myself properly.  If you read other reviews, there are some people who did not like the controversial aspects of the story, and you can decide […]

Read Exclusive Interview with Branden Frankel! Jalapeno Score: 42/50 Overall Impression:  Oh so sad, melodramatic, and dreary this “Snowfall on Mars” is. And I loved it. It had a decent amount of terraformation science, hardships on a hostile planet, quirks of a degraded and disillusioned society, religious cult extremes reminiscent of Holocaust or Jonestown massacre, gripping […]

Jalapeno Score: 47/50 Overall Impression:  Remember the first time you watched the ‘Matrix’? Remember, how that movie messed with your perception of the reality? This is the analogy that came to my mind when I read the “Dark orbit”, a visionary sci fi novel by Carolyn Ives Gilman. “Dark Orbit” is a strong contender in the […]