Book Review

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe Author: Alex White Publisher: Orbit Books, June 2018 Blurb: Boots Elsworth was a famous treasure hunter in another life, but now she’s washed up. She makes her meager living faking salvage legends and selling them to the highest bidder, but this time she… Continue reading A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe

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Heart of Iron

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Heart of Iron Author: Ashley Poston Publisher: Balzer + Bray, Feb. 2018 Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now… Continue reading Heart of Iron

Book Review

Embers of War

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Embers of War Author: Gareth L. Powell Publisher: Titan Books, Feb. 2018 Blurb: The warship Trouble Dog was built and bred for calculating violence, yet following a brutal war, she finds herself disgusted by conflict and her role in a possible war crime. Seeking to atone, she joins the House of Reclamation, an… Continue reading Embers of War

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Time Shards

The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Time Shards Author: Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald Publisher: Titan Books, Jan. 2018 Blurb: It’s called “the Event.” An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 years of the Earth’s timeline into jumbled fragments. Our world is gone: instantly replaced by a new one made of shattered remnants of the past, present… Continue reading Time Shards

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The Nitty-Gritty Details  Title: Nanoshock Author: K.C Alexander Publisher: Angry Robot, Nov. 2017 Blurb: As Riko works to rebuild her shattered cred, following the events of Necrotech, she’s stuck fighting off every jerk looking to raise their standing on the streets. But when a corp with some serious influence ups the stakes, Riko’s going to have to… Continue reading Nanoshock

Book Review

Communication Failure

Warning: watch out for [EXPLETIVE] spoilers (even if they're minor). After devouring Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja last year, this was the book that I've been waiting to come out, i.e., my most anticipated read of 2017. It felt like it took an eternity to actually come out and even though I get that publishing is a slow business, I… Continue reading Communication Failure

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Barbary Station

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where we readers salivate over the books we wish were on our bookshelves yesterday.  This week’s victim: Barbary Station by R.E. Stearns Publication Date: October 31st, 2017 by Saga Press Adda and Iridian are newly-minted engineers, but in a solar system wracked by economic collapse after… Continue reading Waiting on Wednesday: Barbary Station