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Review: “Earth Alone,” Daniel Aronson

Pros: Interesting start to a military sf story Cons: One big plot hole Rating: 3 out of 5 Daniel Aronson’s Earth Alone: Earthrise Book 1 depicts a dystopian future in which huge centipede-like aliens regularly try to invade earth. They

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Short Take: “Beneath the Cut,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Loved this tale. Plenty of mystery and strangeness Cons: Not everyone will want the murky turn into what is death? Rating: 5 out of 5 Beneath the Cut measured up to what I expect from Ike Hamill at this

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Short Take: “After We Live Forever,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Unique Cons: Really, really weird; oddly long Rating: 4 out of 5 My opinion of Ike Hamill’s books varies wildly. Some of them are absolutely amazing (Like the Madelyn series) while I dislike others. Overall he’s great, though. His

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Review: “After Atlas,” Emma Newman

Pros: Fascinating detail Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Emma Newman’s After Atlas (Planetfall Novel, A) is a follow-on to a previous novel I haven’t read, but I didn’t find that made this hard to follow at all. When

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Review: “Apprentice in Death,” J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts

Pros: Enjoyable story and characters; thank heavens that Eve and Roarke are not mixed up in this one. Cons: Nothing terribly new Rating: 3.5 out of 5 In J.D. Robb’s Apprentice in Death, New York is in a panic. There’s

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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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Non-Review: “Mobius,” Vincent Vale

I didn’t finish reading Vincent Vale’s Mobius. It’s about a man named Theron Mobius. He’s brilliant, he’s possibly insane, and his work on space travel has made him very useful. Unfortunately, after reading about a third of the book I

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Review: “Wild Fyre,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Fascinating Cons: A couple of mild glitches Rating: 4 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Wild Fyre is about an AI created to predict human behavior and needs. For instance, it might order cat food online before you even realize

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Review: “Arena,” Holly Jennings

Pros: Fascinating world and characters Cons: Shaking a serious addiction seemed to come a little too easily Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Holly Jennings’ Arena takes us to the 2050s, when virtual reality gaming has become a huge sport. A

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Review: “Extinct,” Ike Hamill

Pros: Interesting setup Cons: Too many leaps of logic; feels rather random Rating: 2 out of 5 Ike Hamill’s Extinct is part one of a three-book series, but I don’t plan to read the next two books. Of the handful

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