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Review: “Afterburn,” Scott Nicholson

Pros: Intriguing Cons: Not enough to make me want to read more Rating: 3 out of 5 Scott Nicholson’s Afterburn: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller (Next Book 1) was a fun read, but wasn’t enough to make me want to read more.

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Review: “The Silent Corner,” Dean Koontz

Pros: Detailed world-building; tension Cons: Too depressing for me right now; starts out a bit slow and rambling Rating: 4 out of 5 I’d heard of Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk novels, and I am overall a fan of his work,

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New military sci-fi story bundle!

I’m so addicted to these story bundles. Now there’s a new Valor: Military Science Fiction story bundle. I know I’m grabbing it!

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Review: “Crecheling,” D.J. Butler

Pros: An intense and creative story Cons: That one damn sexist stereotype Rating: 3.5 out of 5 D.J. Butler’s Crecheling (The Buza System) (Volume 1) is actually quite a good book, despite one glaring flaw that I’m going to have

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Short Take: “Silver Shark,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Fit so much world and character into a limited space; sexy Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 I can’t get enough of the work by the husband-and-wife team writing as Ilona Andrews, so I’m back with Silver Shark

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Short Take: “Silent Blade,” Ilona Andrews

Pros: Fascinating world and characters; sexy Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 I wanted a short book I could read while waiting for classes to start and the bus to arrive, and I adore the writing of husband-and-wife team

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Review: “Singularity,” Bill DeSmedt

Pros: Fascinating premise that goes to even more fascinating places Cons: Very talky; didn’t convince me to read the next book Rating: 4 out of 5 Bill DeSmedt’s Singularity (The Archon Sequence Book 1) starts with the Tunguska event–a seeming

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Review: “The Soul Eater,” Mike Resnick

Pros: Fascinating, lyrical tale Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Mike Resnick’s The Soul Eater is elegantly over-the-top in its depiction of future society, both the grimy, gritty outer worlds and the high-styling inner worlds. Nicobar Lane is a

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Review: “The Application of Hope,” Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Pros: Characterization, plotting, ability to stand alone Cons: Check your expectations; still-unidentified bad guys Rating: 4 out of 5 The Application of Hope is a part of Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Diving Universe. I’ve only read one other book set in

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Review: “Leverage in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: The usual fun world and characters; an interesting mystery Cons: So. Much. Talking. Rating: 3 out of 5 J.D. Robb’s (Nora Roberts’s) Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47) is not her best work. In

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