A Night at the Rabbit Hole (from the Alice Unbound Beyond Wonderland anthology, Exile Editions, 2018)
- Derek Newman-Stille reviews my short story, A Night at the Rabbit Hole on Speculating Canada!
Life in the ’Cosm (Renaissance, 2016)
- Author S.M. Carrière gives a 5-star review Life in the ‘Cosm.
- Author Jamieson Wolf includes Life in the ’Cosm on his list of Best Books of 2016.
- An honourable mention in author Nathan Caro Fréchette’s Favourite Reads of 2016!
- A shoutout from author Amy M. Young on her blog.
Read other reviews on Life in the ’Cosm by readers and authors!
Just finished Life in the ’Cosm by the fantabulous Cait Gordon. It was an intergalactic joyride of epic proportions. Laugh out loud hilarious, touching, endearing and wonderful don’t do it enough justice. The book was a joy to read from start to finish. The characters were awesome and had so much depth to them. Yes, this is a sci-fi novel but one with heart, verve and warmth. I loved this book so very much and can’t wait for Virj and Noola’s next adventure! Write faster, won’t you Cait?
~ Award-winning, number-one bestselling author Jamieson Wolf
A fun look at the novel within the novel, the tormented soul of a writer, all in a fantastical setting. It is written in the proud tradition of comedy sci-fi but is absolutely enjoyable for anyone as the characters have regularly every day concerns just like us – “Twenty tregas a can? For that price they should’ve boinked me five ways I’ve never tried before!” Lots of cute word choices to enjoy. Happy reading.
~ Robin Elizabeth, author of Confessions of a Mad Mooer: Postnatal Depression sucks
I have to admit that I was a little bit jaded going into this book. However I was soon surprised and laughing so hard that I am sure that I injured several internal organs.
I love the characters and the storytelling. Never once did it feel contrived or forced.
~ Amy M. Young, author of the upcoming Desert Song, and Torrent flash fiction
I love this book! I read it closer to its release date, but put off reviewing it because I didn’t know how to articulate how much I love it. The characters are lovable and wonderfully diverse, and the story-within-a-story device helps drive the plot along and add an extra layer of humor to an already hilarious tale. If me dropping my book to draw fan art doesn’t convince you that this book is seriously awesome, I don’t know what will.
I will say the protagonist did grate on me a bit, but I don’t think an unlikable narrator is a bad narrator by any means, and being so close to his thoughts only shows how much he grows throughout the story. He also doesn’t get a free pass to be a jerk: when he messes up, other characters call him on it, and I appreciate that he has to own up to his actions.
In short, if you want a book full of excellent world building, rich settings, complex characters, positive LGBT+ representation, and good fun, this is the book for you!
~ Reader review by August Z.
A well-written comedy which taps into the sci-fi world. The characters are well fleshed out, and can easily be any one of us humans. Virj is definitely the “everyday” character. At the end, I was left with wanting more, and am excited to see what Cait comes out with in book two!
~ Reader review by Miriam G.
Okay, I have the advantage of knowing the author, so I might be a bit biased. But not! There’s no need to sugar-coat my reaction or pretend it’s great – it is! The story is fun, adventurous, and quirky. All of this makes it enjoyable from start to finish. Of course I knew what the outcome needed to be but that didn’t make the journey any less interesting. The dialog rocks and the characters are all beings I wish I could meet. And Cait, I don’t know how you do it, but you even make the pervy bits sound innocent – like I could almost read the whole book to a kid (but I won’t). Well done! And now I really want to see that mini comic that you made…
~ Reader review by Melinda V
This book is delightful. The characters are relatable in their humor (and struggles), and the world-building is done in a subtle way that isn’t glaringly jarring or overly pointed… you just get swept up and carried along. And the visuals are great. Definitely worth a read for fans of almost any genre. You won’t be sorry.
~ Reader review by StarkTech
4 out of 5 stars. I would have given 5 stars, but there were no free cake samples.
~ Husband Unit (Okay, maybe this one doesn’t really count.)