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[Arc Review] Tin Star

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25 January
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The beginning of Tin Star was fascinating. Tula Bane is stranded upon a remote space station by the leader of their colonizing cult, Brother Blue. She survives his brutal attack and abandonment only to find that she’s living in a universe where humans are not thought highly of. Their prejudice runs deep. She’s forced to survive by proving to everyone else on the space station that she can adapt and respect their customs while supporting herself. Her footing gathered, she lives a relatively functional existence. This changes when a new group of humans, rescued from a crash, show up on… Read more »

[Review] Leviathan – Leviathan #1

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23 January
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I love alternate history, and I love original world-building. These two things are in great abundance in the introductory work to Scott Westerfield’s Leviathan series. Unfortunately, I also love creative characters and novels with self-contained narratives. These two things were in shorter supply. It is definitely refreshing to see someone take up an alternate history novel that is not set in World War Two or the Cold War, and Westerfield does a wonderful job of laying the undertones for conflict without hobbling himself to real world events. ‘Clankers’ and ‘Darwinists’ facing off made for a surprisingly compelling read, and I… Read more »

[Review] Ex-Heroes

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22 January
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First off, this book combines two things I like, Superheroes and Zombies. In a world where a few people are granted superhuman abilities, what would happen when the zombie apocalypse breaks out? As it turns out, there’s only so much the heroes can do. The book takes place roughly one year after the zombie plague has erupted. And the superheroes are struggling to survive just like everyone else. This group of survivors has holed up in Paramount Studios, or as they call it now, The Mount. Some of the heroes who keep the peace and guard the civilians are just… Read more »

[Arc Review] Cruel Beauty

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21 January
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Cruel Beauty is yet another foray into the sub-genre of fairy tale retellings. Authors expound upon a set story and shape it to their desires. These stories always bring something exciting to the table, whether they’re set in the future with space travel and androids like The Lunar Chronicles or are a modern day retelling of the Persephone myth like the Everneath series. In this instance, we have a retelling of Beauty and the Beast that is set in the land of Arcadia. There is a Grecian flair attached to everything in this book. It’s interesting, considering the other Beauty… Read more »