Book Review: Wandering Star by K.M. Penemue

SYNOPSIS: Zane and Sixia are Jacks, meaning they’ll take on almost any job, though most of their time is spent running cargo and hunting bounties across space. While on Venus, they take on a job well outside the usual: deliver Isais, a slave, to his waiting master. The job comes with explicit instructions not to […]

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Book Review: We Go Forward by Alison Evans

SYNOPSIS: Christie travels to run, to forget. She has no place to call home, but desperately wishes she did. Roslyn has never been overseas and fears getting stuck in one place. If she’s never left Melbourne, how does she know that’s home? A crossing of paths in Berlin, wine, and wifi leads to the two […]

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Book Review: At the Edges by Alden Lila Reedy

BLURB: Joan and her starship crew are in the business of slaves—specifically, rescuing as many as possible from the oppressive Empire. After dropping off their latest passengers and resupplying, Joan and her second-in-command, Luana, decide to ferry out citizens looking to escape imperial clutches. It means they risk taking on spies, but when the first […]

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Book Review: Dust On The Wing by Parker Foye

SYNOPSIS: Captain Tam spends his life travelling through space on his beloved ship, the Paradigm Princess, and he likes nothing better than being alone with the horizon. However, when a routine stop on his favourite planet brings an unexpected new crew member, he breaks routine and agrees to take her on board—because if Tam plays […]

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Book Review: The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz

SYNOPSIS: Clara Gutierrez is a highly-skilled technician specializing in the popular ‘Raise’ AI companions. Her childhood in a migrant worker family has left her uncomfortable with lingering in any one place, so she sticks around just long enough to replenish her funds before she moves on, her only constant companion Joanie, a fierce, energetic Raise […]

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Book Review: The Galloway Road by Catherine Adams

SYNOPSIS: Renna has just qualified as a mage and been offered a lucrative job halfway across the country. But getting there is another matter entirely, for the Galloway is lined with the bodies of those who dared to cross her new employer, and old songs relate tales of long-dead kings and graveyard courts. Hired to […]

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Book Review: Any Way The Wind Blows by Carlin Grant

SYNOPSIS: Callie lives on the road, trading labor for food and lodging through a farm work-exchange program. She’s perfectly content with the life she’s created, but it is shaken up when she meets Jo, a mechanic and sister of Callie’s latest boss. For the first time, Callie begins reconsidering the choices she’s made. But Jo’s […]

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