J. S. Fields

J. S. Fields (@galactoglucoman) is a scientist who has perhaps spent too much time around organic solvents. She enjoys roller derby, woodturning, making chainmail by hand, and cultivating fungi in the backs of minivans. Nonbinary, and pronoun indifferent, Dr. Fields has lived in Thailand, Ireland, Canada, and the USA, and spent extensive time in many other places. Her current research takes her to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest each summer, where she traumatizes students with machetes and tangarana ants while looking for rare fungi.

She lives with her partner and child in the Pacific Northwest of the USA, where one can go into a forest and not immediately be an entree.

Book Reviews by J. S. Fields

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“‘Hacks’ of all sorts, especially universal space opera lovers, will find themselves easily at home with The Consuming Fire.”

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“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”

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“Those who loved The Tiger’s Daughter for its slow burn romance will find The Phoenix Empress a stirring, compassionate book.”

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“Although aimed at a young adult audience, adult readers will find the pacing and worldbuilding of For a Muse of Fire comparable to adult high fantasy, and thus should feel right a

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Esmae is born cursed—destined to destroy her mother’s kingdom that her twin brother is to inherit.

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Reader warning: This review contains spoilers.

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“In Starless, Jacqueline Carey has achieved what many have floundered: a story in which gender is complex and integral to the plot, but is not the plot within itself.”

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On the cusp of World War II, the paths of two spies continually weave together as they navigate politics, war, spirits, betrayal, and the afterlife in a gaslamp Ghostbusters alternate history.

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Two young women—one trying to escape her destiny on the moon, one trying to better her life on Earth—find romance and purpose in this low-stakes young adult sci fi novel.

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Pregnancy can be both an exhilarating and terrifying time in a person’s life, especially with the glut of conflicting information on the market.