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Review: Water on Mars – Kate Rauner

Water on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization Get It On Amazon | Series Box Set About The Book A girl from an outlying fish farm. A dangerous job on the unforgiving Martian surface. Dreams of fun turn to dread.When Bliss lands a job inside a lava tube, she leaves her boring life back home for the colony’s largest city. Imagine, over 600 people. Her assignment demands long miserable hours on the cold, airless surface, but when the job’s complete, there will be nothing like it anywhere else on Mars. Unfortunately, her boss is crazy, and some colonists make life miserable for a newcomer. At least her … Read more

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Review: Hermit on Mars – Kate Rauner

Hermit on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, Mars Get It On Amazon About The Book The colony thrives, but a discouraged settler craves change. His mother’s call from her threatened habitat sends him racing to save her. Sig’s robots contribute to the colony’s success, but his own life is falling apart. When his mother, living in a remote cavern with a group of malcontents, sends a plea for help, he’s eager to solve her life-support problems. He knows more about technology than a bunch of misfit miners, and probably more than the Hermit, their mysterious benefactor. But he isn’t ready to face the deadly … Read more

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Review: Born on Mars – Kate Rauner

Review: Born on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, Mars Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book A slowly failing colony abandoned by Earth. New arrivals half a planet away. An unreliable young man desperate to save his friends and family.Jake didn’t ask to be born on Mars. He drifts among tasks in his tiny settlement, never finding the purpose he craves. When a spaceship lands half a planet away, they bring technology his sick family desperately needs. But the new-comers refuse all efforts at contact. Breaking through is Jake’s chance to redeem himself. When he connects with a Chinese ceramicist in the group, … Read more

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Review: Glory on Mars – Kate Rauner

Glory on Mars - Kate Rauner

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization Get It On Amazon About The Book A fragile foothold on a vast frozen plain. A crashed spaceship’s pilot may have been murdered. Will the first settlers on Mars be the last? Determined to explore with her robots, Emma Winters leaves Earth forever and makes the one-way journey. She trained with her friends for the planet’s deadly challenges, but living on Mars drives them apart. The corporation that sent them has no answers as conflicts escalate toward catastrophe. Her allies falter and clues to survival remain beyond Emma’s grasp. Can she discover the truth before the Red … Read more

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review: To a Fungus Unknown – William C. Tracy

To A Fungus Unknown - William C. Tracy

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, Alien Contact LGBTQ+ Category: Various Get It On Amazon About The Book Forty years after landing on Lida, the colony still isn’t finished. Agetha has survived many more battles than she anticipated when she first landed on her new home planet. She’s older and wiser, has gained family and lost loved ones. And yet her reward for four decades of service is to be pushed to the colony’s outer edges with the other aging Generationals. But that was only the beginning of her adventure. The biomass has spent years studying the intruders who landed on its surface, … Read more

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Review: Murder Under Another Sun – Colin Alexander

Murder Under Another Sun - Colin Alexander

Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Colonization Get It On Amazon About The Book Nothing is new under another sun. Not even murder. This mission should be simple. Exoplanetary scout Leif Grettison and ace pilot Yang Yong are off to deliver a load of supplies and reinforcing settlers to a recently colonized planet. It’s as routine as a starflight can be. Famous last words. Something is wrong with the colonists. They are astonishingly ill-suited for the task of settling a new world. The planet, too, is a poor place to plant a town for humans. Even if everything goes right, the colony might … Read more

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Review: Starman’s Saga – Colin Alexander

Starman's Saga - Colin Alexander

Genre: Sci-Fi, Space Exploration Get It On Amazon About The Book In the year 2069, humanity’s last chance for peace is the first ever interstellar mission. A multi-national crew of the most talented scientists and pilots has been chosen based on their expertise and skill. The final spot aboard the craft is assigned as a prize in a global “BerthRight” lottery, and Leif Grettison is the “everyman volunteer” who won. However, Leif isn’t really an “everyman.” He’s a helicopter paramedic, a lab tech and a former army ranger who fought in The Troubles – a decade plus war that brought … Read more

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Review: Of Mycelium and Men – William C. Tracy

Of Mycelium and Men - William C. Tracy

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization, First Contact LGBTQ+ Category: Ace, Bi, Demi, Gay, Non-Binary, Poly, Trans MTF Get It On Amazon | Publisher About The Book Lida was their last chance for an uncolonized planet. But a world-spanning fungus had colonized it first. Agetha and her husband have spent their whole lives in the fleet’s zero-G. Now all is turmoil as the fleet lands, discovering they are surrounded by a single fungal biomass spanning the entire planet. To build a new home, the fleet must confront a dangerous organism, and Agetha must decide if she can raise a family in this inhospitable landscape. Jane … Read more

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Review: Shafter – Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Shafter - Margaret McGaffey Fisk

Genre: Sci-Fi, Colonization Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book Born in the abandoned subway shafts beneath First City, Trina measures life in the coin she steals from her wealthy father’s people living above. She gives little weight to her dying mother’s fairy tales about how her father will rescue Trina and her twin sister, taking them away from this planet. Yet the stars catch her attention every time she goes to the surface. Trina is the protector, a role she created more from heroic tales in books her father gave them than anything in a shafter’s life. … Read more

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REVIEW: Livid Skies – SI Clarke

Livid Skies - SI Clarke

Genre: Sci-Fi LGBTQ+ Category: Trans, Lesbian, Non-Binary, Gay, Bisexual, Poly Reviewer: Scott Get It On Amazon About The Book A fresh start, a queer social liberal dream, and a planet that wants to kill you. Noble aspirations are easier said than done, though – especially when the entire planet wants to kill you. Grappling with the realities of human nature and with their batteries slowly dying, the colony’s 150 women and 10 men must overcome their differences to create a lasting community. But things aren’t always what they seem and maybe the colonists aren’t as alone as they thought… Perfect … Read more