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Review: “Deadline,” Mira Grant

Pros: In love with this series Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Mira Grant’s (Seanan McGuire’s) Newsflesh series, Deadline (Book two of Newsflesh) the Zombie apocalypse has changed the world–although not entirely in ways you might assume. What’s

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Review: “Feed,” Mira Grant

Pros: Absolutely wonderful milieu and characters! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 In Mira Grant’s Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1), two curative viruses meet up and mutated into something terrible. So now we don’t get cancer or the common cold,

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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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Non-Review: “Flight of the Ferryman,” William Irvin Rice

Willim Irvin Rice’s Flight of the Ferryman sounded good; I was looking forward to reading it. Something about the crew on a funeral ship being woken early because there’s life signs somewhere among the dead people. That sounds great! A

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