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Review: “Machine’s Last Testament,” Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Benjanun Sriduangkaew’s brilliant novel Machine’s Last Testament, Suzhen is just a petty bureaucrat. She’s a “selection agent,” who gets to decide which immigrants will get to join society in Anatta. Most immigrants have been

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Review: “Edit,” Rick Chesler

Pros: Genuinely tense Cons: Lots of holes and inconsistencies Rating: 2 out of 5 SPOILER WARNING: This review does contain spoilers, because there’s a lot to talk about. Rick Chesler’s EDIT takes place in modern-day Florida. Detective Rene Bravia and

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Review: “Genome,” A.G. Riddle

Pros: Delivers on the mysteries created in book one Cons: Occasionally things don’t quite add up Rating: 4 out of 5 A.G. Riddle’s Genome (The Extinction Files Book 2) picks up just a few weeks after Pandemic [review] ends. The

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Review: “Eden,” Tim Lebbon

Pros: Fascinating premise with wild action! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Tim Lebbon’s Eden shows us a world where “the Zones” are areas that have been given back to the planet. Pollution and other man-made problems were causing

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Review: “Honor Lost,” Ann Aguirre, Rachel Caine

Pros: Wonderful conclusion to the trilogy! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 NOTE: A website glitch caused me to lose this review, so I’m recreating it partially from memory and partially from what I have on Amazon. Ann Aguirre

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Review: “Golden in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: Excellent and enjoyable traditional-style “In Death” book Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 When J.D. Robb’s (Nora Roberts) Golden in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 50) picks up, a pediatrician–Dr. Kent Abner–is killed by a

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Review: “Honor Bound,” Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre

Pros: Still loving this series! Cons: Cliffhanger! Rating: 5 out of 5 Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre’s Honor Bound (Honors Book Two) is every bit as good as Honor Among Thieves [review]. Zara, Bea, Nadim, Chao-Xing, Marko, Typhon, Starcurrent, and

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Review: “Honor Among Thieves,” Rachel Caine, Ann Aguirre

Pros: Very original and interesting! Wonderful characters! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre’s Honor Among Thieves (Honors Book One) is a wonderful sci-fi novel with fantastic worldbuilding. It’s the year 2142. 100 years earlier

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Review: “Alien: Prototype,” Tim Waggoner

Pros: Rollicking good action! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 At the time I bought Tim Waggoner’s Alien: Prototype (set in the universe of the Alien and Aliens movies), it wasn’t at all obvious on Amazon that this was

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Review: “Alien: River of Pain,” Christopher Golden

Pros: Great depiction of the lead-up to the Aliens movie Cons: Doesn’t really conclude the trilogy Rating: 5 out of 5 I’ll get this out of the way first. If you’ve read the first two books in the trilogy, you’re

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