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Review: “Endgame,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Fantastic climax to the series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Here we are, in the final book of Ann Aguirre’s Sirantha Jax series, Endgame (A Sirantha Jax Novel). Jax, Loras, Zeeka, Constance, and Vel have settled in

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Short Take: “Rebellion,” Joshua James

Pros: Can’t get enough of Lucky Savage! Cons: Cliffhanger Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Joshua James’s novella Rebellion: Lucky’s Mercs | Book 2 is the second book in the series “Lucky’s Mercs,” which is a spinoff of “Lucky’s Marines”. James

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Review: “Killbox,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: The world keeps evolving and changing Cons: A couple of small details Rating: 5 out of 5 The world is going to hell in a handbasket. Sirantha Jax and her friends destroyed the Farwan Corporation, which was hugely corrupt,

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Review: “Retribution,” Joshua James

Pros: Excellent follow-on to the Lucky’s Marines series! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Lucky’s back! The “Lucky’s Marines” series may have ended with book nine [review], but Lucky himself carries on in Joshua James’s Retribution: Lucky’s Mercs |

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Review: “Lost Mission,” Joshua James, Daniel Young

Pros: The last quarter gets tense and interesting Cons: The pacing is all off; so-so characters Rating: 3 out of 5 I’m a big fan of Joshua James’s “Lucky’s Marines” books, so when I saw he had co-authored the novella

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Review: “Lucky at Last,” Joshua James

Pros: My favorite book of the series-so-far! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Joshua James’s short novel Lucky At Last: Lucky’s Marines | Book Nine is the climax of the story arc. Emperor April appears to have gone off

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Review: “The Singularity Trap,” Dennis E. Taylor

Pros: Interesting story and characters; intriguing worldbuilding Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Dennis E. Taylor’s The Singularity Trap is an intriguing and creative take on the alien first contact story. Ivan Pritchard has signed onto the Mad Astra,

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Review: “Lucky Bastard,” Joshua James

Pros: The plot thickens! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Joshua James’ Lucky Bastard: Lucky’s Marines | Book Eight picks up immediately after book seven. Our heroes (Lucky, Malby, Dabs, Jiang) plus the body they’re guarding (Queen-in-waiting Anna) and

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Review: “Lucky Justice,” Joshua James

Pros: Action-packed! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Joshua James’s Lucky Justice: Lucky’s Marines | Book Seven sees our heroes being sent on a babysitting mission. But you know Lucky: it’ll all go to hell before the mission barely

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Review: “The Goodall Mutiny,” Gretchen Rix

Pros: High anxiety; interesting mystery Cons: Utterly bizarre style; small problems Rating: 2 out of 5 I’m not entirely sure what to make of the experience of reading Gretchen Rix’s The Goodall Mutiny (The Goodall Mysteries) (Volume 1). Lieutenant Joan

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