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Review: “Rebel,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Thank goodness author Krista D. Ball is planning another book or two for this series, because I really want to know more. Rebel (Collaborator Book 3) has our erstwhile rebels getting onboard Captain Arthur Randall

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Review: “Inheritance,” Jennifer Foehner Wells

Rating: 4 out of 5 Jennifer Foehner Wells’ Inheritance (Confluence Book 3) (also available in a collection of the first 3 books in the series plus 3 short stories: Confluence Codex 1: An Omnibus of the Scifi Series, Books 1-3)

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Review: “Fugitive,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s Fugitive (Collaborator Volume 2) picks right up where Traitor left off. Rebecca and the rebels she has semi-accidentally joined up with are fleeing the Corps. Tobi Rowe is badly injured and in

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Review: “Remanence,” Jennifer Foehner Wells

Rating: 3 out of 5 Jennifer Foehner Wells’ Remanence (Confluence) (Volume 2) picks up pretty much where Fluency left off. (Also available in a collection of the first 3 books in the series plus 3 short stories: Confluence Codex 1:

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Review: “Traitor,” Krista D. Ball

Rating: 5 out of 5 Krista D. Ball’s Traitor (Collaborator Book 1) posits a world in which alien contact happens on Earth–only to find out they’ve been here before (a loooong time ago), and that the aliens are biologically human.

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Non-Review: “The Havoc Tree,” Layden Robinson

A non-review is something I do when I couldn’t finish a book. Even though Layden Robinson’s The Havoc Tree is very short, I couldn’t get myself to finish it. I won’t review the book on Amazon or Goodreads, but here

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Review: “Fluency,” Jennifer Foehner Wells

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Jennifer Foehner Wells’ Fluency (Confluence Book 1) (also available in a collection of the first 3 books in the series plus 3 shot stories: Confluence Codex 1: An Omnibus of the Scifi Series, Books

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Review: “The End Has Come,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 Book one in the triptych, The End Is Nigh, was a collection of pre-apocalyptic short stories. Book two, The End is Here, took place during the apocalyptic event(s). Now The End Has Come (The Apocalypse

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Review: “The End Is Now,” ed. John Joseph Adams, Hugh Howey

Rating: 5 out of 5 In volume one, The End Is Nigh [review], the stories led up to an apocalypse. In The End is Now (The Apocalypse Triptych Book 2), the apocalypse is upon us. The third volume will be

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Short Take: “The Ladderman,” Angela Archer

Rating: 4 out of 5 Angela Archer’s horror/urban legend novella The Ladderman is a quick read–about an hour or so. It’s hard to build up enough suspense and tension in that kind of space, especially when we’re talking multiple deaths.

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