Posts Tagged: space opera

Earthrise by M. C. A. Hogarth

Earthrise by M. C. A. Hogarth

July 16, 2015 2015, B, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth Series: Her Instruments #1 Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera) Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013 E-book, purchased 420 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say “NO!” And then to remember that she sort of promised to repay the loan. But she doesn’t remember signing up to tangle with pirates and slavers over a space elf prince… Book 1 of the Her… Read more »

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The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

The rest of the year . . . most anticipated books

June 9, 2015 2015, Top Ten Tuesday 10

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted at the Broke and the Bookish blog. Each week a different topic is introduced and it is fun to see what everyone writes each week. Check out their blog for more information. This week we talk about the books we’re most excited about for the rest of the year…the books we didn’t know about when we created a similar post last December. I added 12 more books to my rest of the year books! And I already have five books for the period from June to the end of the year from my original books. June Stories of the Raksura, Vol. 2: The… Read more »

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June books on my radar . . .

June books on my radar . . .

June 1, 2015 2015, Books on my radar 7

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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WoW: Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

WoW: Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

April 29, 2015 2015, Waiting on Wednesday 8

I’m participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to coming out in the next few months. Check out Breaking the Spine for more information.   Dragon in Exile by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller Series: Liaden Universe (Publication Order #18) Publication Date: June 2, 2015 Genre: Science Fiction (space opera) Synopsis (from Goodreads): Star-trading Clan Korval—known to Terrans as the Tree-and-Dragon Family and to the locals simply as “the Dragon”—has been convicted of crimes against the homeworld. No matter that one of the “crimes” consisted of saving the elitist planet of Liad from very real internal… Read more »

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TBR Review: Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald

TBR Review: Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald

February 18, 2015 2015, B+, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews, TBR Pile 6

Starpilot’s Grave by Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald Series: Mageworlds #2 Genre: Science Fiction (space opera) Published by Tor, 1993 E-book, purchased 448 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: A broken and drifting ship, its long-dead captain still strapped in the command seal: that’s what free-spacers call a starpilot’s grave. When one of these derelict craft appears in the Net, the artificial barrier zone separating the Republic from the Mageworlds, the discovery is no accident. It’s a sign, a warning that the Mageworlds have not forgotten the Republic – and the Magelords make long plans. “Still no reply from the target,” she said. “Regular starpilot’s grave over there–no emanations of any kind.”… Read more »

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Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff

Review: The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff

February 13, 2015 2015, A-, Audiobook Challenge, Audiobooks, B+, book rating, COYER Winter, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 0

The Better Part of Valor by Tanya Huff Narrated by Marguerite Gavin Series: Confederation #2 Genre: Science Fiction (Military/space opera) Published by Tantor Audio, 2009 (originally published by DAW, 2002) Audiobook, purchased 416 pages 10 hours, 11 minutes Grade: B+ Narrator grade: A- Synopsis: Telling a two-star general what she really thought of him was the mistake Staff Sergeant Torin Kerr made with General Morris. But as a battle-hardened professional, she took pride in doing her job and getting her troops back alive. So after she’d saved the mission to bring the Silsviss into the Confederation – instead of losing them and their world to the enemy known only as the… Read more »

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Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff

Review: Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff

November 13, 2014 2014, A, Audiobook Challenge, book rating, Goodreads, Reading Challenges, reviews 2

Valor’s Choice by Tanya Huff Narrated by Marguerite Gavin Series: Confederation series #1 Genre: Military Science Fiction (space opera) Audiobook Published by Tantor Audio, 2009 (originally published by DAW, 2000) Audiobook, purchased 416 pages 9 hours, 39 minutes Grade: A Narrator Grade: A- Synopsis: In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation — at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war….   When the Confederation first started integrating the di’Taykan and the Krai into what was predominantly a human military system, xenopsychologists among the elder races expected a number… Read more »

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Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

Review: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey

August 27, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, COYER Summer Vacation, reviews, TBR Pile 6

  Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey Series: Expanse #1 Genre: Science Fiction Space Opera Published by Orbit, 2011 E-book, Purchased 561 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still out of our reach. Jim Holden is XO of an ice miner making runs from the rings of Saturn to the mining stations of the Belt. When he and his crew stumble upon a derelict ship, “The Scopuli,” they find themselves in possession of a secret they never wanted. A secret that someone is willing to kill for – and kill on… Read more »

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Review: Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach

Review: Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach

June 27, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 11

  Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach Series: Paradox, Book 3 Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera Published by Orbit, 2014 E-book, Purchased 373 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: From the moment she took a job on Captain Caldswell’s doomed ship, Devi Morris’ life has been one disaster after another: government conspiracies, two alien races out for her blood, an incurable virus that’s eating her alive. Now, with the captain missing and everyone — even her own government — determined to hunt her down, things are going from bad to impossible. The sensible plan would be to hide and wait for things to blow over, but Devi’s never been one to shy from… Read more »

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Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

April 30, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, Reading Challenges, reviews 6

Red Shirts by John Scalzi Series: None Genre: Science Fiction, space opera Published by Tor, 2012 E-book, Purchased 318 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It’s a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship’s Xenobiology laboratory. Life couldn’t be better…until Andrew begins to pick up on the fact that (1) every Away Mission involves some kind of lethal confrontation with alien forces, (2) the ship’s captain, its chief science officer, and the handsome Lieutenant Kerensky always survive these confrontations, and (3)… Read more »

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