Harbinger

by PA Vasey

Note: I probably picked up this book at the wrong time. I’ve been devouring science fiction and fantasy for a few years now, and everything I pick up is starting to seem derivative. I’m in a bit of a reading funk. So take this review with a grain of salt.

A first-contact story that takes place in the modern post-COVID, AI-obsessed, Silicon Valley tech bro world. But disappointingly predictable all the same.

It was OK.

Project Hail Mary

by Andy Weir

I’ve been playing Starfield lately, which feels a bit like prep for reading a NASAcore adventure about saving the Earth from a sun-space parasite and first contact with a plausible non-carbon-based alien species. You don’t have to play Starfield, though. Project Hail Mary is a pageturner either way.