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The Rising Tide by J. Scott Coatsworth

The Rising Tide has a large cast, and since most appeared first in The Stark Divide, I wished I’d read Book One more recently in the beginning. The feeling didn’t last, though, because there’s enough context to ground me, even … Continue reading

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Forget Me Not by Alexandra Oliva

Let me start by saying I had trouble putting this book down. I made excuses to read just a little more because the characters are fascinating. This is a hard story to classify. It has elements from thrillers, cold case … Continue reading

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Persephone Station by Stina Leicht

The description of Persephone Station intrigued me from the start. I enjoyed both television shows listed as comparable, while the line between space opera and military science fiction is a favorite of mine. It’s strange how something that falls tightly … Continue reading

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There’s a Main Character with Chronic Pain in Machine by Elizabeth Bear

Note: I make an effort not to include any spoilers in my essay, but you may extrapolate some possibilities from how the main character manages her condition. Please take this into account before deciding to read further. I have been … Continue reading

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The Year’s Best Science Fiction Vol. 1 Edited by Jonathan Strahan (Part 2)

The Saga Anthology of Science Fiction 2020 As I read through the second half of this book, I found the editor’s focus on current concerns led to several stories with themes and elements in common. I’d expect something like this … Continue reading

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