Claraviolet Is it Lisa Gardner?
I've also been reading "Axiom's End" by Lindsay Ellis, as I am a huge fan of hers. It's a good story, slightly clunky in places, but fun and thoughtful, and better than any other art I've seen from someone who built their reputation on being a critic.
In fact, it was a long time ago. At least 6 weeks or so and because of my office work, my head hurts. But I remember the story with great comedy and cool action. Those puns are really good.