Science Fiction Romance

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Queen of Wands

You’ve got to love a brainy guy. Well, I’ve got to love a brainy guy, and, as it turns out, so does Jenny O’Kierna, the heroine in the second book in the Sanctify series by Katee Robert. Jenny is the sister to the hero from the first in the series, Queen of Swords, and some of the universe-bu ...

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The Ophelia Prophecy

Back in the 70s, the popular TV show The Six Million Dollar Man began with the phrase, “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. . . Better than he was before. Better...stronger...faster." This novel takes a look at what happens when we go down the path of rebuilding humanity. ...

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Silver Shark

Silver Shark is Ilona Andrews' second kinsman novella, set in the same future world where genetically enhanced families called kinsmen control vast financial empires. This novella differs greatly from the first, Silent Blade, in that the heroine isn't a born kinsman, but a refugee warrior from anoth ...

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Silent Blade

Recently I discovered the Ilona Andrews novella Silver Shark and was thrilled to realize it was tied to an earlier novella, Silent Blade, which I very much enjoyed. Have you read Andrews' Kinsman novellas? If not you're missing a real treat. Both short stories are filled with imagery, backstory, and ...

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Ghost Planet

What is life? What is death? Is the essence of who we are stored in our DNA or is there more to us than just the biological being? If our form is changed, does that change who we are? Ghost Planet looks at what it means to be reborn in another world, another form. When psychologist Elizabeth Cole ...

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Last Kiss Goodnight

Generally, I don’t like SciFi books, but since I am a huge Showalter fan, I thought I would give this one a try. Though it had just about everything I hate – circus story, aliens, alternate earth reality – I still devoured this book because Showalter is a master story teller!        ...

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Liar's Game

I've always been something of a sci-fi junkie. Space stories are my favorites, although they have been in relatively short supply lately. When I saw this one available on Amazon, I was delighted. The plot brought to mind the series Firefly and in particular the episode Trash, which involved a con w ...

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Jenna Starborn

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In reading retellings of beloved classics, you kind of have to go in knowing how much you can take. For me and Jane Eyre, it’s simple: I don’t like the book. Parts of the plot draw me back every time - governess, tortured hero, etc. - but it’s just not my favourite story in the world. This ...

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The Last Warrior

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Reading The Last Warrior by Susan Grant was like revisiting my first introduction to fantasy and sci-fi books. While this book brought back feelings of nostalgia, it also lacked the more complex world building that I see in many of today’s science fiction and fantasy novels, resulting in an avera ...

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Blue Galaxy

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Fast-paced Blue Galaxy had me glued to the pages, and I finished this novella in record time. That is the good news. The bad news is that inconsistent characterization of the heroine was one of the reasons I was so fascinated with the story. I kept wondering who the heroine would metamorphose into ...