Posts Tagged: space opera

Review: Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach

Review: Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach

April 22, 2014 2014, B+, book rating, reviews 8

Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach Series: Paradox #2 Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera Published by Orbit, 2014 E-book, Purchased 384 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Devi Morris has a lot of problems. And not the fun, easy-to-shoot kind either. After a mysterious attack left her short several memories and one partner, she’s determined to keep her head down, do her job, and get on with her life. But even though Devi’s not actually looking for it — trouble keeps finding her. She sees things no one else can, the black stain on her hands is growing, and she is entangled with the cook she’s supposed to hate. But when a deadly… Read more »

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Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Review: Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

January 29, 2014 2014, B, book rating, reviews, TBR Pile 0

This book is part of the Literary Escapism blog’s 2014 New Author Challenge, Anne & Kristilyn’s Book Bingo Challenge as well as the Bookish blog’s TBR Pile Challenge. This is the first book I’ve read this year for my new author challenge! Old Man’s War by John Scalzi Series: Old Man’s War series, Book 1 Genre: Military Science Fiction, Space Opera Published by Tor, 2007 E-book, Purchased 362 pages Grade: B Synopsis: John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army. The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets… Read more »

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November Books On My Radar…

November Books On My Radar…

October 31, 2013 2013, Books on my radar 0

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and other times I get excited by some new author I might try. I don’t always buy all the books–since I already have way too many books to read and sometimes these new books have high prices 🙁 This month I have quite a few books which look good, but only a couple I actually plan to buy right away. I’ll wait for more reviews or for the prices to come down for most of the others. Because I post this I can go back and check on these books at… Read more »

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Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

Review: The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle & James D. MacDonald

August 9, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

This is a book by two new-to-me authors and so it’s part of my New Authors Challenge which is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. Check out their blog and also the challenge. I’m really enjoying all the new authors I’m reading this year! » » » » » » The Price of the Stars by Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald Series: The Mageworlds, Book 1 Genre: Science Fiction (Space Opera) Published by Tor, 1992 E-book, Purchased 449 pages Grade: B+ Synopsis: Blockaded, restricted, and forgotten–the Mageworlds would never threaten the Republic again. A broken and drifting ship, it’s long-dead captain still strapped in the command seat: that’s what free-spacers… Read more »

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Review: The Scrapyard Incident by Phillip Nolte

April 23, 2013 2013, book rating, C+, reviews 0

Another new author! Another addition to the New Author Challenge 2013. This challenge is hosted by the Literary Escapism blog. The Scrapyard Incident by Phillip Nolte Junkyard Dogs, book 1 Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera Published by: Amazon Digital, 2013 E-book, purchased 365 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Ensign Tamara Carlisle, a brilliant, beautiful but decidedly quirky young officer on a remote assignment to obtain information needed to finish her advanced degree in Military History… Lieutenant Ryan Harris, a talented and experienced engineer who harbors doubts about his ability to command…Engineering Technician Angus Hawkins, a savvy veteran and former Chief Petty Officer busted down in rank for brawling… These three unsuspecting… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday–Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

Top Ten Tuesday–Top Ten Most Vivid Book Worlds/Settings

April 16, 2013 2013, books, Top Ten Tuesday 0

Note: I had trouble finishing up this post this morning after the terrible events in Boston yesterday. One of my daughters ran in the Boston Marathon a couple years ago so this brought back memories of my happiness for her that day with the horror of seeing those bombs go off  blanketed over those happy memories. Plus I have a nephew and his wife who just moved from Boston. My hearts go out to all the people injuried or killed yesterday, their families and to all of Boston. My thoughts are also with the police, FBI and everyone working to catch the person or person who did this: I hope… Read more »

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