Genre: Science Fiction

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Review of Terradox Audiobook

Review of Terradox Audiobook

This story had a somewhat unique premise and it did well explaining it. I enjoyed finding out more about the planet they landed on and why it was there. The main characters were fairly well developed (Holly, Viola, and Grav), and there were a few minor twists I didn’t initially… Read more »

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Review of Mirage Audiobook

Review of Mirage Audiobook

This is quite an interesting book about a young girl, kidnapped from her home, and forced to be a body double for the princess of an occupying alien race. I found the story to be great and I really enjoyed it a lot. However, it’s not quite up to the… Read more »

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Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed

Review of The Stars Now Unclaimed

This story had a lot of action and the premise was a bit interesting with “the pulse” and the various races. However, it didn’t seem to have that page-turner quality but was rather just middle of the road. The characters aren’t terribly deep and it mostly just turns into the… Read more »

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Review of Colony Lost

Review of Colony Lost

This is a book about a colony on a new planet that goes horribly wrong. The book started off fairly strong and had some interesting world building but ultimately it started going downhill. So many things in this novel were just not believable or plausible. There are a few interesting… Read more »

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Review of Consider Phelbas (Culture)

Review of Consider Phelbas (Culture)

I’ve heard good things about the Culture series so I thought I would give this a shot. The plot revolves around a war between the Culture and the Idirans… the former being a large collection of advanced humans who want for nothing and the latter being a conquering, violent, religious… Read more »

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Review of the Singularity Trap

Review of the Singularity Trap

In this novel, a space miner named Ivan comes across an alien artifact which begins converting him into an artificial being so that it can evaluate and communicate with humanity. The book tries to tackle some themes like “what does it mean to be human?”, how we should deal with… Read more »

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Review of Vessel

Review of Vessel

This novel had a really great premise: an alien spacecraft shows up near the ISS. Mission control loses contact with the ISS and sends 2 new astronauts up to investigate and try to make contact. Unfortunately, the execution of this idea is abysmal. Many of the events are just implausible… Read more »

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Review of The Stars My Destination

Review of The Stars My Destination

This is a really compelling story of a man in the future who is stranded upon a wrecked spaceship and is passed over and not saved. He manages to be rescued later and spends the book on a quest of revenge against the ship who passed him by. An interesting… Read more »

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Review of This Long Vigil

Review of This Long Vigil

This is a short story about a caretaker of an ARK ship who is the only one awake to help maintain the ship under direction of the ship’s AI. It is almost time for Orion to go back to sleep and he has some major reservations about that. It is… Read more »

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Review of The Circuit: The Complete Saga

Review of The Circuit: The Complete Saga

This series had a really slow start. Initially it just covers the somewhat villains of the story, Cassius and ADIM. I didn’t find much to like about them and didn’t care about them at all. Eventually the story introduces more likable characters like Talon and Sage, and the story finally… Read more »

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Review of Red Hope, An Adventure Thriller

Review of Red Hope, An Adventure Thriller

This book is about an alien artifact discovered on Mars, and the hastily rushed mission from Earth to investigate. This review will contain spoilers. I will say this book was entertaining, but it had quite a few issues. First, its just so implausible. Not the part about finding an artifact,… Read more »

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Review of Artemis

Review of Artemis

I picked up this audiobook as I really liked The Martian. In Artemis, the story follows small-time criminal Jazz and her life on Artemis, a city on the moon. Overall, the story was pretty entertaining. There is a lot of science and explanation just like The Martian. The plot pacing… Read more »

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Review of Snow Crash

Review of Snow Crash

This is a classic Sci Fi tale about the future where a virus, both physical and virtual is attacking people. A hacker named Hero and a courier named YT team up together to try to figure out what is going on. I’m sure at the time the future was very… Read more »

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Review of Semiosis

Review of Semiosis

Semiosis is a book about a group of human colonists who land on a planet to colonize that they didn’t exactly choose. They have to learn how to survive and create their peaceful utopia among a world of killer plants and elusive aliens. I will say this audiobook got off… Read more »

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Review of All These Worlds (Bobiverse 3)

Review of All These Worlds (Bobiverse 3)

For the most part, I thought this was a great conclusion to the series. It ends in a really good place and the way they tackled problems was pretty neat (especially their solution to the “others”). It wasn’t perfect though because there was a lot of slow boring stuff in… Read more »

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Review of For We Are Many

Review of For We Are Many

The sequel to BOB ramps up the action and stakes. Now there is a new threat to the galaxy that the BOBs must take on, plus their continued work to save multiple species from destruction. I though the book picked up the action well and kept a great pace. The… Read more »

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Review of Audiobook The Hangman’s Daughter

Review of Audiobook The Hangman’s Daughter

In The Hangman’s Daughter, a former marine takes over a prison space ship and uses the prisoners as mercenaries. The premise is intriguing, but there isn’t much substance here. While there is a lot of action, and it is entertaining at times, most of the characters are pretty flat and… Read more »

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Review of The Fold

Review of The Fold

The Fold is a book about a DARPA project gone awry. I won’t give away the whole plot, though it should be somewhat obvious after the first chapter. I found the book very entertaining and the first part of the book went very well. Then things start slowing to a… Read more »

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