Contemporary Literature · Speculative

The Startup Wife

Another Aspen Words Literary Prize 2022 Longlist read finished! This is my seventh of the sixteen and, as is a pattern with these Aspen Words books, I ended up being much more interested and invested in the story than I would have thought, based on the blurb. Which, honestly, is why I'm continuing with this reading… Continue reading The Startup Wife

Contemporary Literature · Speculative


Continuing my slow, but hopefully steady, read through of the 2022 Aspen Words Literary Prize longlist, this is my third of the bunch. Powers has had a number of really popular releases over the past few years, but I have never really been moved to pick any of them up. The same was true of… Continue reading Bewilderment

Feminist · Speculative


There has definitely been a trend in recent literature for speculative stories about dystopian futures (especially in the US and especially for women). This isn’t really a surprise, I don’t think, considering some of the leadership we’re currently experiencing. And it definitely adds a realistically frightening edge to the speculative-ness of the stories. Obviously, Margaret… Continue reading Vox