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Review: The Observers

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The Observers
The Observers by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Another good installment in the serial that centers around a delegation of Earthlings on the New Clark. At this point in the story (there are only 5 installments remaining), I refuse to spoil it by saying much of anything, so trust that it continues to engage, the characters are still great & I'm looking forward to the next.



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Review: The Sound of Rebellion

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The Sound of Rebellion
The Sound of Rebellion by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Another interesting installment in the serial that centers around Lt. Heather Lee & her abduction in Zhuang Guo. She figured out a unique way to map her surroundings & that was most enjoyable. I was more intrigued by the the conversation with the Secretary toward the end & what that's going to mean as we go further than what took place at...

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Review: The Dog King

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The Dog King
The Dog King by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Tuffy caused all sorts of commotion in this installment. I'm pretty sure that Waverly should consider leaving her dog at home instead of taking him with her on diplomatic assignments in future. Wilson & Schmidt didn't disappoint here with their light banter. And I loved the whole bit about the kingflower. I look forward to the next part, of course.



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Review: The Back Channel

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The Back Channel
The Back Channel by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



The Back Channel is put to very good use by Conclave representative Sorvalh (at the behest of General Gau) to deal with another wildcat colony. No spoilers but her interaction with Rigney was very well done & I look forward to seeing them chat again in future. Also, it was nice to know Sorvalh likes churros & felt badly about the goat. lol...

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Review: Tales From the Clarke

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Tales From the Clarke
Tales From the Clarke by John Scalzi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Poor Capt Coloma is having a trying time. Since her ship the Clarke was involved in averting a war & is sent to scrap, she's been through an inquiry & gets a new assignment in this installment. Of course, it's not what it appears to be in the beginning & what should be a simple enough opportunity to sell a ship to a contingent from Earth...

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