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Book review: Crash and Burn by Cynthia Sax

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
Unknown time, presumably the future. As in Breathing Vapor, the story takes place aboard various ships and on the planet Tau Ceti, a world colonized by the Humanoid Alliance.
The suspension of disbelief
Space travel exists and humans have colonized it.

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Book Review: Nobody’s Hero by Bec McMaster

Book Review

Book Review: Nobody’s Hero by Bec McMaster

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
The American southwest (inferring by the mention of Gila monsters), 2147 CE.
The suspension of disbelief
An asteroid hit Earth and darkened the sky back in 2083. This bore several alien viruses humans fell prey to, becoming revenants. The wargs

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Book Review: The Caphenon by Fletcher Delancey

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
The far future, on a world called Alsea.

The suspension of disbelief
Faster than light space travel exists across the galaxy, but Alsea doesn’t have it. Also, the Alseans have scientific and other capabilities that we do not today.

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Cover by Amanda Kelsey of Razzle Dazzle Design

Book Review

Book Review: Breathing Vapor by Cynthia Sax

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
Unknown time, presumably the future. The story takes place aboard various transport ships and on the planet Tau Ceti, a world colonized by the Humanoid Alliance. As per usual, the native people are second-class on their own land.
The suspension of

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Cover design by Streetlight Graphics, art by Louis McKnight

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Book Review: The Tea Machine by Gill McKnight

Posted By leekoven

The time and place
We start on the research spaceship Amoebas in 1954, alternate history. Then we’re yanked to Victorian England. Several other times and places make an appearance in the story.
The suspension of disbelief
Somebody invents a time machine in 1862. Once that

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