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The Elissiad by Ahas Bardon

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: January, 2016 in Alt.History 102 (Future Chronicles Book 10)

Genre: alternate history/science fiction

Setting: ancient Carthage

Summary: Short version: The Goddess Tanit and God Baal were aliens trying to repair their spacecraft Continue reading

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Defender by C. J. Cherryh

This is the second book in the second Foreigner trilogy I picked up from the library’s used book sale.

Published: 2001

Genre: science fiction

Length: 314 pages

Setting: a space station around an exoplanet, six years after the events of Precursor

Summary: Short version: Bren is working on the new space station with the atevi Continue reading

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The Parasite and the Widow by Jeremy M. Gottwig

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: April, 2016 in Nature (you can read it for free at the link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: an exoplanet, far future

Summary: Short version: A woman is offered an extended life if she hosts a parasite Continue reading

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The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu

I saw this reviewed on John Scalzi’s Whatever blog in a Big Ideas post. For those posts, the author discusses one of the big ideas that went into the creation of a story. From that post, I thought the story sounded interesting and put it on my TBR list. I finally got around to reading it, six years later (I’m slow to getting some books of my list, what can I say?)

Published: 2013

Genre: science fiction

Length: 456 pages

Setting: starting in Chicago, Illinois, and then worldwide, present day.

Summary: Short version: An alien turns Roen from Joe Schmo to a super spy Continue reading

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The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu

It’s the second book in the Remembrance of Earth’s Past series that I want to finish.

Published: 2008 in China, 2015 in English

Genre: science fiction

Length: 513 pages

Setting: Years 3-208 of the Crisis Era (after discovering the Trisolaran fleet is on its way), mostly in China

Summary: Short version: Earth comes to terms with the approach of the Trisolaran fleet Continue reading

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Armada by Ernest Cline

I enjoyed Cline’s first book (Ready Player One) and decided I was in the mood for some science fiction. This fit the bill.

Published: 2015 (just shows you how long books stay on my TBR list before they get read sometimes)

Genre: science fiction

Length: 349 pages

Setting: Beavertown, Oregon, present day

Summary: Short version: All those alien fighting video games were secret training for the real thing Continue reading

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Monstrance of Sky by Christopher Mark Rose

This is the next short story in the Event Horizon 2017 collection of short stories highlighting authors who are eligible for the 2017 Campbell award for best new writer.

Published: December, 2016 at EscapePod (you can either listen to or read the story for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: a colony on the bottom of the ocean, future

Summary: Short version: Breaking up with your clone Continue reading

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