Tag: space

May 23

Book Review: Provenance

Provenance by Ann Leckie This book has a much lighter feel than the Ancillary Justice books. It starts out with Ingray, a young foster-daughter of an important politician trying to do something daring and risky in order to win her mother’s favor. Pretty soon there’s mistaken identity, a murder mystery, stolen artifacts, secret romances, sibling …

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Mar 28

Book Review: Leviathan Wakes

Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey “Working-Class Space Opera,” my friend described this, and that’s as spot-on a description as I could come up with. What more would you want in a space opera? Stalwart heroes and heroines, space ships, gun battles, alien first contact, interplanetary war, intrepid colonists, post-human societies and zero-g sex. The …

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Feb 13

Book Review: Diving into the Wreck

Diving into the Wreck by Kristine Kathryn Rusch This is the first time I have ever read a space opera in which some of the scenes take place on derelict abandoned space ships. What a cool concept. Instead of all the foreign alien stuff taking place on a planet’s surface, it takes place within ships …

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Oct 28

Book Review: Ancillary Mercy

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie I’m not sure if this is the weakest book of the three or if the thing that blew me away in the first book was the unusual premise and by now it no longer feels weird. By book three, I’m starting to figure out how the ship crew are sorted …

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Apr 23

Book Review: Ancillary Sword

Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie In many ways this book was easier to get into than the first one. Now the fact that Breq used to be a ship is no longer a mystery, and I know what ancillaries are, and I’m a little more familiar with how the Imperial Radch conduct their affairs. The …

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