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Review: “Shadow Warriors,” Nathan B. Dodge

Rating: 4 out of 5 In Nathan B. Dodge’s science fiction novel Shadow Warriors, there are five teenagers leading difficult lives. Cal’s father is perennially drunk after the death of his wife and doesn’t even have enough money to feed

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Review: “Invasive Species,” Ben Stevens

Rating: 3 out of 5 Ben Stevens’s science fiction novel Invasive Species is the start of a series. I did enjoy this volume, but not enough to read the rest. We’re decades post-Storm, when the very face of the earth

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Short Take: “Black Site,” Michael Patrick Hicks

Rating: 4 out of 5 Michael Patrick Hicks brings us the bio-horror tale, Black Site. It’s a blend of science fiction and horror that takes place on an abandoned mining colony, in a lab. All of the characters were vat-grown

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Review: “Babylon’s Ashes,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 James S.A. Corey’s Babylon’s Ashes (The Expanse, 6) follows on the heels of his Nemesis Games. Earth is in dire straights after the “Free Navy” bombarded it with asteroids. Billions are dead and the rest

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Review: “The Taking,” Dean Koontz

Rating: 5 out of 5 Dean Koontz’s The Taking: A Novel is a fascinating genre blend of cosmic horror and alien abduction science fiction. Molly Sloan wakes up to a bizarre and furious downpour outside. The rain is ever-so-slightly glowing,

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Review: “Nemesis Games,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 In the previous book of James S.A. Corey’s marvelous series “The Expanse”–Cibola Burn–Holden was sent to mediate a dispute between self-avowed colonists and an Earth corporation who both wanted the same planet. We learned a

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Review: “Abaddon’s Gate,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 I am seriously enjoying James S.A. Corey’s The Expanse series of military science fiction books (with a touch of horror). I’m up to Abaddon’s Gate (The Expanse, 3). When the alien structure lifted from Venus

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Review: “Caliban’s War,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 James S.A. Corey’s Caliban’s War (The Expanse, 2) follows shortly on the heels of Leviathan Wakes. When we last left off, the mysterious alien mass on Eros had been diverted to Venus by appealing to

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Review: “Leviathan Wakes,” James S.A. Corey

Rating: 5 out of 5 For some reason I just up and decided to read James S.A. Corey’s Leviathan Wakes (Book One of The Expanse) even though my TBR stack is sky-high already. I’m so glad I did. Julie Mao,

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Non-Review: “Antlands,” Genevieve Morrissey

A non-review is something I do when I couldn’t finish a book. I won’t rate it on review sites, but I’ll tell you why I stopped reading it so you can get some idea of whether the book would appeal

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