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Author Archive: Kelly Jensen

Writer of love stories. Bibliophile. Gamer. Cat herder.

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Lockstep by Karl Schroeder (book review).

March 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lockstep by Karl Schroeder (book review).

The lockstep is the weirdest concept I have ever come across. By hibernating, the population of a far flung colony can exist on almost nothing but the power required for the deep sleep modules. While they slumber, bots tend the day to day activities, harvesting and harbouring resources to sustain the colony when it wakes, […]

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Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

March 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Night Of The Hunter: Companions Codex  book 1 by R. A. Salvatore (book review).

‘Night Of The Hunter’ is the first book of the ‘Companions Codex’ and book twenty-five in the legend of one of the most enduring heroes of the Forgotten Realms, Drizzt Do’Urden. In cracking open the cover, there is the weight of more than twenty-four previous books looking over the reader’s shoulder. The legend of Drizzt […]

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DemonWars: First Heroes (Saga Of The First King) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

March 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
DemonWars: First Heroes (Saga Of The First King) by R.A. Salvatore (book review).

I never doubted R.A. Salvatore’s talent; despite my love of Drizzt, I’d not have made it through twenty-four books (so far!) chronicling his legend if Salvatore had no skill with words. If he could not tell a story, the story, in the way it needed to be told, deftly and surely, his words always underlying […]

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Grand Central Arena (Grand Central Arena #1) by Ryk E. Spoor (book review).

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Grand Central Arena (Grand Central Arena #1) by Ryk E. Spoor (book review).

‘Grand Central Arena‘ by Ryk E. Spoor is exactly the sort of book I expect from Baen. Substantial, sweeping, sprawling, however you want to describe it. BIG! Big ideas, bold characters, mind-bending science and really cool aliens all packed inside a bright and colourful cover. Set in a future on the cusp of FTL travel, […]

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Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds book 1) by Emma Newman (book review).

March 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Between Two Thorns (Split Worlds book 1) by Emma Newman (book review).

Subtitled ‘The Split Worlds’, ‘Between Two Thorns’ by Emma Newman begins with split stories. One thread follows Max, an arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is investigating the disappearance of the Master of Ceremonies and the other follows Cathy, a rebellious young woman trying to escape her strict family. The Split Worlds are Exilium and […]

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Pariah # 1 by Philip Gelatt (Writer) and Brett Weldele (Artist) (comic-book review).

February 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Pariah # 1 by Philip Gelatt (Writer) and Brett Weldele (Artist) (comic-book review).

  Pariah # 1 is the first comic in a new series following the release of Aron Warner’s Pariah: Volume 1 where we learned about the Vitros, children born of an experiment designed to cure rare and fatal diseases in-vitro. They’re still human, just very intelligent, and like all sub-sets of the population, they’re regarded […]

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Mass Effect: Foundation #8 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Tony Parker (Artist).

February 26, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mass Effect: Foundation #8 by Mac Walters (Writer) and Tony Parker (Artist).

The beginning of the eighth issue of ‘Mass Effect: Foundation‘ deals with the aftermath of Kai Leng and Agent Rasa’s failure to capture Jack in the previous issue. The tension between them seems worse than the repercussions of their failure. Kai Leng’s facial expressions here are so well drawn! Between that and his posture, his fury is clearly evident […]

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Bring On The Night (A Jake Savage Adventure) by Mark Lord (book review).

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bring On The Night (A Jake Savage Adventure) by Mark Lord (book review).

‘Bring On The Night‘ by Mark Lord picks up the story of Jake Savage, former English archer, current fugitive trapped in France. In his last adventure, ‘Chivalry’, Jake demonstrated chivalry to those who should have had a firm grasp on the concept. He was unable to save the damsel, but he did save a young […]

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Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach (book review).

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach (book review).

‘Honor’s Knight’ picks up the story of Deviana Morris right where we left off. To recap, Devi is a mercenary with big plans and a stint aboard the Glorious Fool might just help her skip a few steps on her climb to the pinnacle of her career, an invitation to be a Devastator, one of […]

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Blades Of The Old Empire by Anna Kashina (book review).

February 25, 2014 | By | Reply More
Blades Of The Old Empire by Anna Kashina (book review).

Previously, I have enjoyed Anna Kashina’s books. The world-building is my favourite aspect. With a few carefully chosen words, Kashina has transported me to worlds scarcely explored by modern fantasy writers. Her stories, drawn from Russian folklore and reminiscent of ‘The Arabian Nights’, are a welcome change from the usual sword and sorcery. While waiting […]

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