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Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee

I saw the book discussed on a YALSA post back when it was first published. I was in the mood for some science fiction and finally found a copy to read. Plus, it gives me an elusive Z title.

Published: 2015

Genre: science fiction

Length: 360 pages

Setting: space stations near the moon and Mars, near future

Summary: Short version: Carr Luka is a zeroboxer champion but only because his genes were illegally edited Continue reading

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When Alya Met Rigel by S. L. Saboviec

Dixon Hill Lighthouse on San Salvador, Bahamas

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: May, 2016 at AE

Genre: science fiction short story

Setting: East Neptune Space Station, future

Summary: Short version: Alya meets Rigel when he steals an expensive item from her shop Continue reading

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Two-Year Man by Kelly Robson

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.

Blue chromis and harlequin wrasse at Telephone Pole reef

Published: August, 2015 in Asimov’s Science Fiction, but you can read it for free on Robson’s website

Genre: science fiction

Setting: a far future Earth

Summary: Short version: The janitor finds interesting things in the trash Continue reading

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Sanity and Tallulah by Molly Brooks

I saw this reviewed somewhere on the web and immediately requested it from my library as being perfect from Miss Adventure. And, once it’s in the house, Mr. Curiosity and I will read pretty much any graphic novel.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade science fiction graphic novel

Length: 229 pages

Font: Gargle and Fontspring

Setting: Wilnick Station, in the backwoods of space, far future

Summary: Short version: Hijinks of two tween girls on a space station Continue reading

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The Star Tree by Jon Lasser

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I had a lovely trip to San Salvador – I noticed several new organisms and no one got hurt. Lots of sun, sand, and coral reefs (one of which is posted above) but now I’m back to mud and cold. I’m also back to reviewing stories. 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: May, 2016 in Writers of the Future Vol 32

Genre: science fiction short story

Setting: an exoplanet, far future

Summary: Short version: A family comes to terms with the loss of their mother Continue reading

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Ghosts in the Machine by Aaron Moskalik

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 Nature, where you can read the story for free

Genre: science fiction short story

Setting: future

Summary: Short version: Mr. Williamson needs to prove he’s alive to get his social security check 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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