Tagged: first person narrator

The First Person Narrator…
I used to hate books that were all I I I. Many seemed to be an excuse for lazy writing to me. And some still are, but I no longer turn away the second I see that the story is being told by an “I”, because they can be quite wonderful, in a good author’s hands.

“Robot,” by A. Medina 0

How to become a robot in 12 easy steps by

via LadyBusiness where I seem to be getting all my short story recs recently Tesla is in love with a robot. Tesla would also like to be a robot. This is problematical as that technology is still at least 20 years...

The inverted world by Christopher Priest 2

Inverted world by

Part of my Sci-Fi Experience 2015 as well as the Vintage Sci-Fi Not a Challenge Helward Mann was born, and grew up, in the city of Earth. Like all children he was raised in the creche, his father sometimes came to...

The just City by Jo Walton 2

The Just City by

ARC received via the publishers & netgalley. Apollo just cannot understand why Daphne chose to turn into a tree. It simply doesn’t make sense to him. The game is that nymphs run, Apollo chases. And Apollo catches. He cannot comprehend why...

Symbiont by Mira Grant 0

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Parasitology #2 Part of my Sci Fi Experience 2015 In Parasite we met Sal Mitchell, or Sally as she doesn’t like to be called. She had been in a car crash, had suffered amnesia and was trying to rebuild her memories...

Hannahs Gift by Thomas Eidson 0

Hannah’s Gift by

Tucker Gibbons, lawman, is in pursuit of some criminals. He has been tracking them for months, ever since they raped and murdered his neighbours. It is his last fugitive hunt. After he finds them and takes them into custody he is...

The five jars by M R James 0

The five jars by

Available free from Gutenberg This novel takes the form of a letter from our nameless narrator to Jane, he wants to explain how it is that he was talking to owls, for he mentioned in passing to her that he had...

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The Scorpio Races by

First read in August 2012, reread Oct 2014 as part of this year’s RIP reading1 . Near the village of Thisby on the island of Skarmouth lives Puck Connolly her two brothers. Her parents were killed a few years back, they...

Falling from Horses by Molly Gloss 0

Falling from horses by

Free arc received via NetGalley Bud Frazer left home when he was nineteen. For a few years he rode the rodeo circuit but then decided to head for Hollywood to play the part of a cowboy in the movies. He never...

Sacred Scars by Kathleen Duey 0

Sacred Scars by

A resurrection of magic : Book 2 If you haven’t read book one, Skin Hunger, then be warned, this follows on directly from that so there are spoilers for events in book one. The book opens with with Sadima. At the...

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion 0

Warm bodies by

Part of my RIP IX reading. R is a zombie. He is not quite sure how long he’s been a zombie and he has no idea what he was before he was a zombie. He is content to be a zombie,...

Fudoki by Kij Johnson 0

Fudoki by

Princess Harueme is dying. She can feel it, a great weight inside her, so she is preparing for death. Emptying out old trunks, burning the notebooks she has spent a lifetime filling. Reading old letters and poems, remembering her life, and,...

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi 3

Ascension by

A Tangled Axon novel : #1 Part of my Diverse Universe reading. Alanna Quick is a sky-surgeon and she loves her job. Repairing spaceships, getting to know their beating hearts, is what makes her come alive. The only problem is that...