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Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

Released: March 2020 Publisher: Angry Robot Pages: 432 Rating: 5/5 Sixteenth Watch: A colloquial term to refer to any military duty anywhere in space. It refers to the 16 sunrises seen on the International Space Station (ISS) in a single Earth Day. From the publisher: A lifelong Search-and-Rescue woman, Coast Guard Captain Jane Oliver is… Continue reading Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole

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First Impressions Friday: Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward

Released: 1980 Publisher: Del Rey Books Pages: 345 My favorite episode of any Star Trek series is easily an episode in season 6 of Voyager titled "Blink of an Eye." In it, the starship Voyager decides to investigate an alien planet that appears to have temporal anomalies. As they move closer to the planet, however,… Continue reading First Impressions Friday: Dragon’s Egg by Robert L. Forward

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The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) by A.K. Larkwood

Released: February 2020 Publisher: Tor Books Pages: 464 Rating: 5/5 Priestess. Assassin. Traitor. From the publisher: What if you knew how and when you will die? Csorwe does--she will climb the mountain, enter the Shrine of the Unspoken, and gain the most honored title: sacrifice. But on the day of her foretold death, a powerful… Continue reading The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates #1) by A.K. Larkwood

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The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K.S. Villoso

Released: February 2020 Publisher: Orbit Books Pages: 480 Rating: 5/5 'They called me the Bitch Queen, the she-wolf, because I murdered a man and exiled my king the night before they crowned me.' From the publisher: Born under the towers of Oren-yaro, Queen Talyien inherited a deeply divided kingdom, devastated by years of war. Her… Continue reading The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen #1) by K.S. Villoso

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A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

Released: January 2019 Publisher: Harlequin - MIRA Pages: 400 Rating: 4/5 What if the world hadn't ended, but was just on pause? From the publisher: How do you start over after the end of the world? Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population, the survivors are rebuilding the country,… Continue reading A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen

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The Woman in the Veil (Victorian Mystery #4) by Laura Joh Rowland

Released: January 2020 Publisher: Crooken Lane Books Pages: 352 Rating: 3.75/5 Following in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper, a mutilated woman is found lying on the bank of the River Thames in Victorian London. As a motley team of crime scene photographers investigate the grisly case, it soon becomes apparent that not all is… Continue reading The Woman in the Veil (Victorian Mystery #4) by Laura Joh Rowland

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First Impressions Friday: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

Released: 2014 Publisher: Self-published via Kickstarter then picked up by Hodder and Stoughton Pages: 404 The acclaimed first installment of the Hugo Award winning series Wayfarers.  From the publisher:  The beloved debut novel that will restore your faith in humanity When Rosemary Harper joins the crew of the Wayfarer, she isn’t expecting much. The ship, which… Continue reading First Impressions Friday: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

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First Impressions Friday: Forward Series

For some, it's the end of the world. For others, it's just the beginning. With brilliant imagination, today's most visionary writers point to where the future is headed-whether plotting a high-tech casino heist, exploring the boundaries of a video game, or debating the very definition of identity. From the darkly comic to the chilling, they… Continue reading First Impressions Friday: Forward Series

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Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

Released: June 2018 (November 2019 in the UK) Publisher: Saga Press (Hodder & Stoughton in the UK) Pages: 305 Rating: 4.5/5 While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but… Continue reading Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse

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Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia

Released: October 2019 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Pages: 368 Rating: 3/5 A handsome stranger. A dead billionaire. A citywide treasure hunt. Tuesday Mooney’s life is about to change…forevermore. From the publisher:  Tuesday Mooney is a loner. She keeps to herself, begrudgingly socializes, and spends much of her time watching old Twin Peaks and X-Files DVDs. But when Vincent Pryce,… Continue reading Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia