Category Archives: science fiction

John Carter The End by Wood, Cox, Sherman

First, those who loved the Edgar Rice Burroughs pulp classic will appreciate that this sequel stays faithful to the universe. Characters from books ranging from Mastermind of Mars to Synthetic Men of Mars make appearances and retain Burroughs’ traits. But … Continue reading

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Nyxia by Scott Reintgen

I did not go into Nyxia with any expectations. Sure, from the description, I could guess it would go either Ender’s Game or Hunger Games in Space. But Ender’s Game was dense and uncompromising; Hunger Games was a riff on … Continue reading

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World Trigger Volume 17 by Daisuke Ashihara

With Volume 17, the rank war with Kakizaki and Katori ends – with surprising results. Meanwhile, Jin’s ‘interfering’ produces surprising results that may just give Mikumo Squad the advantage in the next rank wars, this time with Ikoma and Ouji … Continue reading

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A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

Huff’s Valor/Peacekeeper series continues to be one of my all time favorite reads. Ironic, considering I was lukewarm on the first book. But as the series has progressed, she has really caught her stride and I absolutely love all the … Continue reading

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The Dire Earth Duology by James Hough

Escape Velocity (and this duology) will appeal to those who enjoyed all three books of the Dire Earth series. It has many of the same elements: exploration, the unknown, luck, humans being their own worst enemy, plenty of action, multiple … Continue reading

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The United Continuums by Jennifer Brody

The United Continuums neatly wraps up the trilogy but also leaves open the possibility for future stories. Although the ending was satisfying, perhaps too much time was spent on the other continuums and not enough focus on our protagonists. But … Continue reading

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Dare Mighty Things by Heather Kaczynski

Dare Mighty Things is a novel very much of its time: the writing is straightforward, if a bit uninspired, the characters familiar achetypes, and as with so many retellings, we pretty much have a very standard story redressed a bit … Continue reading

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