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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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Anabaptist by Daniel Patrick Rosen

Since I caught up on last year’s posts and set up my challenges for this year, it’s time to go back to the regularly scheduled posting. That means it’s short fiction on Monday. I’m still not done reading all the stories included in the Event Horizon 2017 publication. So, here’s the next story in the compilation.

Published: February, 2016 in Apex (free to read at the link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: feels like Amish country, until you find out it’s a spaceship so far future, outer space

Summary: Short version: A man ventures outside of his home town for the first time 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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For the Children by Jamie Wahls

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: September 2016 in Mothership Zeta (you can read it for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: far future, in space

Summary: Short version: Riva lives in both meatspace and digital space, building a relay for digital humanity Continue reading

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If X Is a Real Number by Sofie Bird

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 Fireside Magazine

Genre: science fiction

Setting: on a spaceship, far future

Summary: Short version: Maybe someone will survive this spaceship collision Continue reading

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We Who Are About To… by Joanna Russ

This book has been on my TBR list so long I have no record or memory of why it put it there. I’m sure it has something to do with it being a scifi classic.

Published: 1976

Genre: science fiction

Length: 118 pages

Setting: an exoplanet, far future

Summary: Short version: What to do when marooned on an inhospitable planet Continue reading

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All the Colors You Thought Were Kings by Arkady Martine

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 Shimmer Magazine

Genre: space opera

Setting: Far future Earth and near Earth

Summary: Short version: Conspiracy to commit treason among the newest recruits Continue reading

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