THE ROOK – DANIELLE O’MALLEY

Title: The Rook || Author: Danielle O’Malley  || Nederlandse Titel: De Dame || Audiobook Narrator:  Susan Duerden|| Genre:  Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal || Publisher: Little, Brown and Company|| Year of publication: 2012 || No. of pages: 496|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com


Myfanwy Thomas awakens in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, she must trust the instructions left by her former self in order to survive. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization, and this person wants her dead.

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THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS – P. DJÈLÍ CLARK

Title: The Black God’s Drums || Author: P. Djèlí Clark || Audiobook Narrator: Channie Waites|| Genre: Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Novella, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Alternate History || Publisher: Tor.com|| Year of publication: 2018 || No. of pages: 110|| Available at Amazon.com , Bookdepository and Bol.com


In an alternate New Orleans caught in the tangle of the American Civil War, the wall-scaling girl named Creeper yearns to escape the streets for the air—by earning a spot on-board the airship Midnight Robber. Creeper plans to earn Captain Ann-Marie’s trust with information she discovers about a Haitian scientist and a mysterious weapon he calls “The Black God’s Drums.” But Creeper also has a secret: Oya, the African orisha of the wind and storms, speaks inside her head, and may have her own ulterior motivations… Continue reading “THE BLACK GOD’S DRUMS – P. DJÈLÍ CLARK”

KINDRED – OCTAVIA BUTLER

Title: Kindred || Author: Octavia Butler || Audiobook Narrator: Kim Staunton || Genre:  Science Fiction, Afrofuturism, Fantasy, Historical fiction || Publisher: Beacon Press || Year of publication: 1979 || No. of pages: 287 || Available at Amazon.com, Bookdepository and Bol.com


Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time and during numerous such time-defying episodes, she realizes the challenge she’s been given: to protect this young slaveholder until he can father her own great-grandmother. But each time she travels to the antebellum South the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana’s life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

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MOSTLY VOID, PARTIALLY STARS – JOSEPH FINK & JEFFREY CRANOR

Title: Mostly Void, Partially Stars || Authors: Joseph Fink, Jeffrey Cranor || Podcast Narrator : mostly Cecil Baldwin || Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fiction, Horror || Publisher:  Harper Perennial || Year of publication: 2016 || No. of pages: 281 || Available at  Amazon, Bookdepository and Bol.com 


Mostly Void, Partially Stars introduces us to Night Vale, a town in the American Southwest where every conspiracy theory is true, and to the strange but friendly people who live there. This book is a collection of episodes from Season One of the hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale, featuring an introduction by the authors, behind-the-scenes commentary, and original illustrations by Jessica Hayworth.

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READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE


Titel: Ready Player One || Auteur: Ernest Cline|| Vertaald: Ralph van der Aa || Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult || Uitgeverij:  Querido’s Uitgeverij BV, Em.|| Jaar van verschijnen: 2011 || Aantal pagina’s: 374 || ISBN Nederlandse Versie: 9789021449753 , 9789021449760 , 9789021408880 , 9789021409115 ||  Verkrijgbaar via Bol.com


Het verhaal van Ready Player One gaat als volgt … in het jaar 2045 leeft een aanzienlijk deel van de wereld in armoede. Er is een energiecrisis en banen liggen niet voor het oprapen. Daarnaast is er ook nog eens sprake van overpopulatie….in een notendop is dit de dystopische wereld van onze hoofdpersoon Wade Watts. Zijn enige weg uit deze grimmige werkelijkheid is de Oasis … een online virtuele wereld waar miljarden mensen dagelijks op inloggen. Niet alleen om te werken, scholing te volgen, naar de kerk te gaan en te winkelen, maar ook om te gamen en te reizen naar diverse virtuele planeten waar de Oasis mee is gevuld. Continue reading “READY PLAYER ONE – ERNEST CLINE”