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Book Review: The Shattered Skies by John Birmingham

Among the Stacks with Duncan: Reviewing The Shattered Skies by John Birmingham The Sturm, an empire of “species purists,” have returned from the farthest reaches of Dark Space to wage a war against what they call mutants and borgs: any human being with genetic or neural engineering. In a sneak attack, they overwhelmed almost all …

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Book Review: The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham

Book Review: The Cruel Stars by John Birmingham The galaxy was once terrorized by the Sturm, a group of “species purists” intent on destroying any human with genetic or cybernetic enhancements. Fashioning themselves as the one true “Human Republic,” the Sturm cut a bloody swath across the stars, killing billions before finally being defeated and …

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Book Review: DeadTimes by Yvonne Navarro

Book Review: DeadTimes by Yvonne Navarro     For fans of Quantum Leap And Touched by an Angel, We present DeadTimes…Mae Johnson desired too much. …She made a deal with a demon to live again.…Now she’s cursed to live over and over, see-sawing into people’s lives at the moment of their deaths, thrust into maelstroms …

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Book Review: The Black Tempest by Ryan Dalton

Book Review: The Black Tempest by Ryan Dalton It’s summer in Emmett’s Bluff, and the ice is spreading. Six months after confronting an enemy from the future, Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert have returned to their normal teenage lives. Or, they’ve tried to. During the battle to save their town, a mysterious force awoke inside the …

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Book Review: The Year of Lightning by Ryan Dalton.

Book Review: The Year of Lightning by Ryan Dalton.   When 15-year-old twins Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert moved to a new town, they never imagined that the old house across the street could bring them so much trouble. Inside the old house, a secret machine with the power to pierce time has reawakened. Meanwhile, lightning …

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Book Review: The Disciple and Other Stories by Gini Koch writing as Gemma Chase

Book Review: The Disciple and Other Stories of the Paranormal by Gini Koch writing as Jemma Chase A time-traveling vampire hunter. The search for the hottest place on Earth. A salvage hunter at the edge of the galaxy. A maze that grows more terrifying with each turn. And someone trapped in a deadly game of …

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Book Review: A Cup of Joe by Gini Koch writing as Anita Ensal

Book Review: A Cup of Joe by Gini Koch writing as Anita Ensal When Emily smiles at David, the Chosen One, as if he’s a normal person, his sheltered existence plunges into terror and deception, forcing him to see that the world might not be as perfect as he’s always believed. If the choice is …

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Book Review: Medusa in the Graveyard by Emily Devenport

Book Review: Medusa in the Graveyard by Emily Devenport Originally written on September 10, 2019 Medusa in the Graveyard: Book Two of the Medusa Cycle by  Emily Devenport   Oichi Angelis, former Worm, along with her fellow insurgents on the generation starship Olympia, head deeper into the Charon System for the planet called Graveyard.   …

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Book Review: Medusa Uploaded by Emily Devenport

Book Review: Medusa Uploaded by Emily DevenportOriginally posted March 12, 2019   My name is Oichi Angelis, and I am a worm.   They see me every day. They consider me harmless. And that’s the trick, isn’t it?   A generation starship can hide many secrets. When an Executive clan suspects Oichi of insurgency and …

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Book Review: The Night Beat by Gini Koch

Book Review: The Night Beat by Gini Koch Originally posted February 19, 2019 The majority of Prosaic City’s residents don’t know that their town exists on top of another place — Necropolis, City of the Undead. For the most part, the two planes of existence manage to remain separate. And when they don’t, Necropolis Enforcement …

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