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Book Review: Obscura by Joe Hart

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

Obscura by Joe Hart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publishing Date: May 2018

I wanted to read this because I'm a sucker for space station stories and I wasn't disappointed. The pace was well done and the multiple mysteries are laid out very well. As if missions to Mars aren't fraught enough, we have Dr. Gillian Ryan, a lead neural researcher along for the trip. She specializes in...

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Book Review: Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyre

Posted by Anissa Annalise on

Places in the Darkness by Christopher Brookmyre
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Orbit

Happy 2018! I'm back from my book review hiatus & for my first review of the year, I've begun with a science fiction mystery. I kicked off last year with science fiction so I mean to continue as I began. So, to the awesome read that is Places in the Darknessby Chris Brookmyre. Where to begin with this one and...

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Book Review: Recovery Man (Retrieval Artist #6) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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Recovery Man by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Roc

Summary:   On Jupiter’s moon Callisto, a mysterious Recovery Man kidnaps Rhonda Shindo after he terrorizes and then abandons her brilliant thirteen-year-old daughter, Talia. While authorities on Callisto search for Rhonda, her employers at the Aleyd Corporation try to gain custody of Talia. Somehow, Callisto authorities...

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Book Review: To the Lake by Yana Vagner

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To the Lake by Yana Vagner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Skyscraper Publications

Summary:   When a virulent flu epidemic sweeps through Moscow killing hundreds of thousands of inhabitants, Anya and her husband Sergey decide to flee to a lake in the far north of Russia where they hope to sit out the epidemic. But as the wave of infection expands from the capital, they encounter obstacles,...

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Book Review: The Massacre of Mankind: Authorised Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter

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The Massacre of Mankind: Authorised Sequel to The War of the Worlds by Stephen Baxter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Publisher:  Gollancz

Summary:   It has been 14 years since the Martians invaded England. The world has moved on, always watching the skies but content that we know how to defeat the Martian menace. Machinery looted from the abandoned capsules and war-machines has led to technological leaps...

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