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 Laura E. Reeve, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

 

Schism: Part 1 of Triad, by Catherine Asaro

Synopsized From Back Cover: Return to the early years of the Skolian Empire. Strife has riven the Skolian royal family. Sauscony, the eldest Skolian daughter, is ready to seek her fortune as an officer-in-trining in the military. When her father forbids her to undertake such a dangerous path, a wedge is formed as Soz chooses […]






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Pushing Ice, by Alastair Reynolds

I’d originally bought this book for my sister-in-law, mostly because I wanted to read something by Alastair Reynolds and I’d be able to read it after she was finished. Reynolds is a relatively new U.K. author that’s been lauded for revitalizing space opera. After my sister-in-law read it, I asked her how she liked it. […]






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A Civil Campaign, by Lois McMaster Bujold

My sister-in-law owns every Miles Vorkosigan novel, but up to this point, I’d only read Komarr. While looking over her collection, I was examining how speculative fiction authors use humor and she thrust A Civil Campaign at me, saying, “This one’s so funny that it kept me up at night and I had problems keeping […]






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Scardown, by Elizabeth Bear

This is the sequel to Hammered, which I read a few years ago. I had been intrigued by Ms. Bear’s protagonist Jenny Casey: she was prior military, older (~50), and scarred emotionally and physically. Her military career had nearly been life-ending and she’d lost an arm — but the military saved her from a nightmarish […]






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