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Review: “Alien: Prototype,” Tim Waggoner

Pros: Rollicking good action! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 At the time I bought Tim Waggoner’s Alien: Prototype (set in the universe of the Alien and Aliens movies), it wasn’t at all obvious on Amazon that this was

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Review: “Alien: River of Pain,” Christopher Golden

Pros: Great depiction of the lead-up to the Aliens movie Cons: Doesn’t really conclude the trilogy Rating: 5 out of 5 I’ll get this out of the way first. If you’ve read the first two books in the trilogy, you’re

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Review: “Alien: Sea of Sorrows,” James Moore

Pros: High-action, creepy, and fascinating! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 James Moore tackles the second volume in the Alien Trilogy, Alien: Sea of Sorrows (Novel 2). (Book one was by Tim Lebbon.) Book one was good; it took

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Review: “Strange Love,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Silly, sweet, and deliriously fun! Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 Ann Aguirre’s Strange Love: An Alien Abduction romance (Galactic Love Book 1) features Zylar of Kith B’alak, who has failed four times at the Choosing. If he

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Review: “Alien: Out of the Shadows,” Tim Lebbon

Pros: Interesting installment in the series universe! Cons: A bit straightforward at first. Rating: 4 out of 5 Tim Lebbon’s Alien – Out of the Shadows (Book 1) (Alien Trilogy 1) definitely hit the spot. I was looking for a

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Review: “Dead Astronauts,” Jeff VanderMeer

Pros: Incredibly hallucinatory and weirdly addictive Cons: Incredibly hallucinatory and confusing Rating: 4 out of 5 I’m not entirely sure how to talk about Jeff VanderMeer’s Dead Astronauts: A Novel I read his Southern Reach trilogy and LOVED it. This…

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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: “Aftermath,” Ann Aguirre

Pros: Quite the emotional roller coaster! Cons: Definitely a bit slow, but it works Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Ann Aguirre’s Aftermath (A Sirantha Jax Novel) is book five in the series about jump navigator Sirantha Jax, who somehow keeps

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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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