My review of Lois McMaster Bujold: Essays on a Modern Master of Science Fiction and Fantasy is up at Strange Horizons:
Before I consider just quite how badly this collection has failed its stated aims (I’m not a product of literature studies, but I am doing postgraduate research myself, and if you can’t make yourself intelligible and compelling to someone in a related discipline within the humanities . . . well, perhaps you should be thinking about your audience), however, let me note that this collection does contain a handful of essays that don’t read like rushed undergraduate term papers.
Yes, I’m a nasty snarky bastard at times.
But I liked Karen Healey’s When We Wake a lot. (Review over at Tor.com.)