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Siberia 56 by Christopher Bec

The story of Siberia 56 owes much to 1950s cult classic movie Forbidden Planet (and indeed, is even referenced within the story). Taking modern thriller sensibilities from the likes of Alien and The Thing, Siberia 56 can feel like it … Continue reading

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Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker

Audible had a sale on this book and I certainly love a good space opera. The book had some really good parts: nice snark, amusing interactions, and some good battles. But the writing style is oddly like a romance writer’s … Continue reading

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Awake Escape From Gremon By Beneville, Hess, Lang

Awake has many of the superior storytelling aspects that I greatly enjoyed in Avatar: The Last Airbender series: interesting worldbuilding, excellent and distinct illustrations, and a charming set of characters. While it doesn’t reach the highs and lows of nuanced … Continue reading

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Code Geass: Suzaku by Ichirou Ohkouchi, Goro Taniguichi, Atsuro Yomino

Code Geass Suzaku isn’t a retelling of the story from Suzaku’s viewpoint so much as an alternate history treatment. Author Ohkouchi doesn’t stick to the facts of the anime and instead changes them a little to make Suzaku a more … Continue reading

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Fringe Runner By Rachel Aukes

Fringe Runner is an enjoyable, if undemanding, read featuring likable characters and an expanding set of characters. The story starts small but by the second book will include quite a group to follow as the fate of worlds begins to … Continue reading

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The Shattered Spear by Jack Campbell

With Shattered Spear, the world of Midway draws to a close as Iceni and Drakon work their hardest to create a unified and cohesive power base to protect their system. Many of the loose strings (Morgan, the child, Iceni’s former … Continue reading

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4001 AD by Matt Kindt

4001AD (Book 4 in the Rai series) started out well, featuring a beautifully drawn series of Japanese ink inspired art telling the backstories of our main character and his world. But then the plot kicked in to standard (but still … Continue reading

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