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Excerpt from Book 2 of the Gateway Series, title Saint.

Martin lunged toward Mori. In a series of moves and countermoves, Martin advanced and attacked and Mori parried each move but gave up ground until she felt her back hit the opposite wall. 1,614 more words


ARC Review - This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner

Title: This Shattered World

Author: Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Rating: ★★★★ 1/2

Synopsis:  Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met. Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet’s rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the rebels. 595 more words

NaNoWriMo -- Day 22: Fleet

Fleet 22

I growled and snarled my way along the main corridor. It wasn’t Janet’s fault she was curious. I’d been told several times I was a God damned medical curiosity. 509 more words


Review: Thoughts on Space Opera and Progress

It’s said that clarity arrives as you die. The panic gripped mind flails and then finds a reflective calm just before recognising the end. This is a folksy theory used to validate the spurious insights of mystics and the addled revelations of zealots. 976 more words


NaNoWriMo -- Day 21: Fleet

Fleet 21

They’d come for me in my sleep, slapping a sedation patch to my outer arm the night after I’d ‘graduated’ boot camp. I only woke when the larger needle slid deep into my arm. 922 more words


Eternal Light - Paul J McAuley (1991)

‘In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System from the galactic core. Its appearance adds a new and dangerous factor in the turbulent politics of the inhabited worlds as the rival factions – the power-holders of the Reunited Nations, the rebels who secretly oppose their power, and the Religious Witnesses – all see advantages to be gained. 630 more words


NaNoWriMo -- Day 20: Fleeet

Fleet 20

I woke to the sound of beeping. Why is there always beeping? It seems that no matter where you go, even twenty light years out into deep space there’s always something beeping. 809 more words