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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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Review: “Lost Solace,” Karl Drinkwater

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 In Karl Drinkwater’s science fiction/horror novel Lost Solace (1), Opal, a rogue soldier, has stolen a ship with an experimental AI on board. She hacked the AI and gave it her little sister’s name, Clarissa.

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Review: “How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend,” Linda Addison

Rating: 5 out of 5 When I bought Linda Addison’s horror collection How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, I didn’t realize there was quite a bit of poetry in among the stories. I’m not much of a

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Review: “Salvaged,” Madeleine Roux

Rating: 5 out of 5 In Madeleine Roux’s Salvaged, Rosalyn Devar works as a salvager, going out to “dead” spaceships to clean up the bodies. It’s a cruddy job for someone as highly-educated and competent as she is, but she

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Review: “Salvation Day,” Kali Wallace

Rating: 5 out of 5 Kali Wallace’s Salvation Day is a space horror/science fiction tale that kept me glued to my seat. Jaswinder (Jas) Bhattacharya, 22, is the sole survivor of the release of a bio-weapon on board the exploratory

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Review: “Biofire,” Ray Garton

Rating: 4 out of 5 Ray Garton’s novel Biofire: Author’s Preferred Edition is a blend of thriller, bio-thriller, horror, and science fiction. Genre-bending books can be really fun, and I enjoyed this one. It’s a re-issue; apparently the author considered

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Review: “Raptor: A TECH Ops Novel,” John G. Hartness

Rating: 3 out of 5 John G. Hartness’s Raptor: A TECH Ops Novel has a great premise, but some crucial failures as well. It’s quasi-military sci-fi, in that the TECH Ops squads aren’t run by the military, and not all

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