Posts labeled Science Fiction

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Review - Cherish by Lexi Ander

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Kindly note that some of the more interesting aspects of this story are hard to discuss without revealing a few details of the plot. The GyrFalconi of Aires 7 have lived in relative isolation for hundreds of years; the technology that bought them across two galaxies to their new planet largely forgotten. That leaves them totally unprepared to fight off the Terrens who invade their planet to mine the rich deposits of an high energy crystal, enslaving large numbers of the GyrFalconi to work the mines.

Tags: Science Fiction Poly

 

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Review - Livid Skies by SI Clarke

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The years of planning, meetings, and after-work discussions in the White Hart pub are over, and now it's almost time for the remainder of the colonists to land on Mars to put their plans for a self-sustaining Mars colony into action. But while the team may have left Earth behind and planned for a queer-friendly cruelty-free society, they're still bringing all their human faults with them. Not only do they face harsh conditions and natural disasters, there are also the kinds conflicts that come all to easily to humanity.

Tags: Science Fiction Queer Lesbian

 

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Review - Rescuing the Bounty Hunter's Pet by Dani Gray

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Kayel is a bounty hunter, working just inside the law, most of the time. That makes him a good candidate for a secret mission to a restricted planet where illegal slaves — ‘pets’ — from Earth and other worlds are being kept. The king wants to bring about an end to the slavery and bring the high ranking perpetrators to justice, but do it without harming the slaves. Kayel's mission will be to infiltrate the operation, gather intelligence, and plan the operation to free the captives.

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Review - Ansariland by J. Alan Veerkamp

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In a dystopian future where the gulf between rich and poor is even greater (if you can imagine that), Arad is a “slug” — the common slang term for someone who's poor, homeless, and assumed to be uneducated. They are considered the dregs of society, and there are a lot of them. Most work is mechanized so jobs are scarce. The challenge is especially hard for Arad, whose true identity has been erased.

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Review - Devon's Island by SI Clarke

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Earth, or more precisely, humanity, is headed for disaster. Seeing little chance that things will change, a mysterious consortium of nations and rich individuals decides to secretly build a colony on Mars, so that if the worst happens on Earth, humanity will survive. Two married scientists are hired to manage the project. They, and the team they assemble, have to come up with answers to some tough questions about how to ensure a human colony, which they have to assume will be cut off from Earth, can be viable.

Tags: Science Fiction Queer Lesbian

 

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Review - The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Shrefer

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Ambrose wakes up on board his ship, and is told by the craft's AI that he was injured during the launch and has been in a coma. He remember all his training for this special mission to rescue his sister, who was sent to see if Saturn's moon Titan could be colonized, but he doesn't remember getting on board the ship or the accident that apparently injured him. There's something else that's concerning: Ambrose's ship has been joined to another craft, that of his country's primary competitor, and that ship is occupied by another spacefarer, Kodiak.

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Review - Pampered Pet of the Alpha King by Dani Gray

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Earth has been invaded by a species from another planet, who take some of the humans as “pets” that are often badly abused. To escape becoming a pet himself, and protect his mother, Tom takes her to a cabin in the woods where the live almost entirely off the grid. Over time, Tom discovers and helps some pets that manage to escape their masters, becoming part of a sort of underground railroad for people running from enslavement.

Tags: Science Fiction M-Preg

 

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Review - Captivated by A.C. Thomas

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Doctor Theophrastus ‘Theo’ Campbell is a linguist from the Core world of Britannia. He's considered brilliant, by those who haven't met him, with a knowledge of many of the nearly extinct old Earth languages of far-flung humanity. Theo is the twin brother of Ari, from the first book in this series, Restricted, but while the two may be identical in appearance, their personalities are an entire universe apart. Where Ari was very introverted, Theo is extremely extroverted and hyperactive, seemingly incapable of being quiet or still for very long.

Tags: Science Fiction Steampunk

 

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Review - Altered Tides by Harry F. Rey

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After his STAR drive is accidentally activated, Ales crash lands on an arid planet in another galaxy. The locals heal the wounds he suffered escaping from the attack that made him flee in the experimental ship, but their priests aren't sure if he is a god or a demon, responsible for the two year delay in the coming of the generational torrential rains which replenish the planet's meager water supply.

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Review - Prince's Master by Alessandra Hazard

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Three year old Prince Eridan and his brother are caught in a palace coup orchestrated by his aunt. Seizing an opportunity, the brother takes Eridan and flees into the forest, but he can't get far carrying his little brother. Spotting a passing air car, the brother flags it down. The car can carry only one passenger, so Eridan is pressed into the stranger's arms while the brother disappears into the forest.

Tags: Science Fiction