I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.


Cover of Bloodchild.

I first read Bloodchild last year, I think, and re-read it now. It’s a very Octavia Butler story โ€“ aliens cohabitating with humans and making ties that touch on reproductive and life cycles is a thing she does. But she does it well, and it’s not a repeated shtick. I didn’t enjoy the story as such, but it was expertly written, and viscerally stuck in my memory. (Also: ew.)