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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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Precursor by C. J. Cherryh

I picked up this book and the other two in the series at the library’s used book sale because I enjoy Cherryh’s work. It’s actually the first book in the second trilogy set in the Foreigner universe.

Published: 1999

Genre: science fiction

Length: 398 pages

Setting: far future, an exoplanet

Summary: Short version: New conflicts between humans and atevi Continue reading

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The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi

I got this book as a Tor monthly freebie. I read it on vacation pretty much because it was a Q title (those are hard to find).

Published: 2010

Genre: science fiction

Length: 336 pages

Setting: mostly Mars, far future

Summary: Short version: A thief searches for memories of himself Continue reading

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Nuking the Noomies by Bill Patterson

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: October 2016 in Chronicle Worlds: Paradisi (Future Chronicles Book 14)

Genre: science fiction

Setting: Paradisi system, late 2000s

SummaryShort version: Unsupervised robots do bad things Continue reading

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A Talent for War by Jack McDevitt

This book has been on my TBR list so long I can’t remember why I added it. I read it now because it was available as an ebook to take on vacation.

Published: 1989

Genre: science fiction

Length: 310 pages

Setting: various places within the Confederacy of Worlds, far future

Summary: Short version: Alex unravels a historical mystery Continue reading

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Provenance by Ann Leckie

I loved her Imperial Radch series, so this was a given to read. I happened to see it sitting out at the library and picked it up as a palate cleanser after reading The Woman in White.

Published: 2017

Genre: science fiction

Length: 439 pages

Setting: mostly near the stations or planets of Tyr and Hwae, after the events of the Imperial Radch trilogy

Summary: Short version: Ingray is at the center of interspecies political wrangling Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Mr. Curiosity wanted me to read some science fiction for a read aloud. My husband suggested this book, which is a classic and right in wheelhouse for the perfect length for a read aloud. Perfect choice!

Published: 1980

Genre: science fiction/humor

Length: 215 pages

Setting: various locations within the Galaxy, present to the time of writing

Summary: Short version: An unplanned trip off Earth leads to surprises Continue reading

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