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Review: “Counterpart,” Hayley Stone

Pros: Interesting world-building Cons: Still want more info on the difference in machines’ behavior, etc. Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In Stone’s Machinations, we discovered a world in which the robots we built are amassing against us. Now, in Counterpart,

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Review: “Ninth City Burning,” J. Patrick Black

Pros: Wonderful characters Cons: Want to know more about what they’re fighting; time differences should produce more change? Rating: 3.5 out of 5 J. Patrick Black’s Ninth City Burning is a fascinating look at a war between forces from two

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Review: “The Seeker Star,” Susan Jane Bigelow

Pros: Wonderful characters and plot Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Please note that it’s pretty much impossible to review this book without giving away details of where we left off in The Daughter Star. If you haven’t yet

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Review: “The Daughter Star,” Susan Jane Bigelow

Pros: I’m loving Bigelow’s books! Cons: Very small detail gripes Rating: 5 out of 5 Susan Jane Bigelow’s The Daughter Star (Grayline Sisters Book 1) is a fantastic read. To put it in perspective, as soon as I finished reading

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Review: “Casimir Bridge,” Darren D. Byer

Pros: Excellent characters and world-building Cons: *grumble* semi-cliffhanger *grumble* Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Darren D. Byer’s Casimir Bridge (Anghazi Series Book 1) is the story of Mandisa (Mandi) Nkosi. She’s a journalist who covered an intense fight in a

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Review: “Titanborn,” Rhett C. Bruno

Pros: It’s an interesting setting Cons: Enemies fairly faceless; Malcolm can get annoying at times Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Rhett C. Bruno’s Titanborn picks up in 2334, three hundred years after a meteorite ‘crippled’ the earth. Some people stayed

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Nostalgia Review: “Children of the Thunder,” John Brunner

Pros: The mystery and the differences between the children Cons: Didn’t age entirely well Rating: 4.5 out of 5 John Brunner’s Children of the Thunder is something I read in the late 80s, when I was in high school. It

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Review: “Arrival,” Ryk Brown

Pros: Nice variation on the survival genre Cons: Childish adults (especially women) Rating: 2 out of 5 Ryk Brown’s Arrival involves a small spaceship, the Icarus, scouting out three possible human-habitable planets. Their mother ship, the Daedalus (a colony ship),

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Review: “Evolution’s End,” C.J. Daniels

Pros: Interesting to see the family dynamics play out Cons: Rough–could use some polishing; a handful of small plot holes Rating: 3 out of 5 C.J. Daniels’ Evolution’s End (Dark Frontier Book 1) takes place years after a nuclear war.

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Review: “Madelyn’s Mistake,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Madelyn is a fascinating character who gets into all the trouble. Cons: Some small bits of confusion Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I’ve been waiting for Ike Hamill’s Madelyn’s Mistake ever since reading Madelyn’s Nephew. I’ve enjoyed the Ike

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