Book Review

Book Review: If Tomorrow Comes

If Tomorrow Comes
By Nancy Kress

My Edition:
Hardcover, 334 pages
2018, Tor
ISBN: 9780765390325

Thank you to Tor for sending me this book for free in exchange for my honest review.

Ten years after the events of Tomorrow’s Kin, If Tomorrow Comes explores what happens when a group of Terrans sets off on a long-awaited expedition to their kindred on World. A group of scientists, including Marianne Jenner, military and diplomats set off in the ship built to the specifications left behind by the aliens. But when they reach World, also known as Kindred, nothing is as they expected.

This sequel didn’t disappoint. Kress kept it fresh with a new setting and some new characters, but a few familiar faces turn up.
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Book Review: Autonomous

Autonomous
By Annalee Newitz

My Edition:
ARC paperback, 301 pages
2017, Tor
ISBN: 9780765392007 (hardcover)

I received this book (and a sweet-ass Lego figure!) for free from Tor in exchange for an honest review.

Jack is a pirate who sells black market drugs in order to afford to produce expensive medications that she gives away to those who can’t afford them. Threezed is an indentured on the run and soon finds himself in Jack’s submarine. Paladin is a newly minted, and indentured, bot on his first mission with his new and alluring partner, Eliasz, to hunt down Jack. Medea is an autonomous bot who discovers some deadly side effects of a new drug that Jack might have had a hand in. As they circle each other and draw near, it’s clear these characters have more in common then they realize.

Another book that’s ultra-challenging to blurb – there’s so much I want to talk about, but so much you just need to read! I’m a total dink for leaving this book in my review pile for so long because it’s fantastic and deep and exciting and full of biting social commentary (probably more than I picked up on.)

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Book Review: Parasite

Parasite
By Mira Grant

My Edition:
Paperback, 502 pages
2013, Orbit
ISBN: 9780316218924

It’s 2027 and the Intestinal Bodyguard™ has become a common household name. It’s a helpful parasite administered by SymboGen, tailored to its individual host to administer medications and generally keep the body healthy. Sally  Mitchell suffered from a nearly fatal accident six years prior, yet was brought out of her coma thanks to her own Intestinal Bodyguard™. However, she’s suffered memory loss, and with no knowledge of her prior life, has slowly been building a new one under the watchful eye of SymboGen. Now when people suddenly start becoming “sleepwalkers” and attacking those around them, Sally wonders if there’s something about these parasites the public isn’t being told. 

To put it simply, I loved this book.

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