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Author Archive: Kelly Jensen

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

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A Cosmic Christmas edited by Hank Davis (book review)

December 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A Cosmic Christmas edited by Hank Davis (book review)

‘A Cosmic Christmas’, edited by Hank Davis, is an eclectic mix of stories by prominent Baen authors. The stories vary greatly by genre, length and attitude and span several decades of speculative fiction. Not all of them have a ‘Christmas’ theme; for some the setting is merely incidental. Others take full advantage of that setting. […]

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Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (book review).

December 13, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold (book review).

‘Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance’ is the book many fans have been waiting for. Finally, we hear Ivan’s story – in his own voice. Avid readers of Lois McMaster Bujold’s award winning ‘Vorkosigan Saga’ will enjoy hearing Ivan’s perspective on many things, from his manic cousin, Miles, our more usual protagonist and guide to all things Barrayan, […]

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Flight 404 by Simon Petrie (book review)

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Flight 404 by Simon Petrie (book review)

Set in a far flung future, ‘Flight 404’ by Simon Petrie combines two stories into one novella. The first is the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the passenger liner, Bougainvillea. The second is the mystery surrounding Charmain Mertz’s past. There appears to be little relationship between one and the other, but the two entwined threads […]

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The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick (book review)

November 30, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Cassandra Project by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick (book review)

One leaked audio file ignites a controversy that involves NASA, private enterprise, the President of the United States, present and past, and a decades old scandal. One question, who was the first man to walk on the Moon?, sparks many more questions and piece by piece the Cassandra Project is revealed. The idea another mission, […]

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Once Upon A Curse edited by Anna Kashina (book review).

November 28, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Once Upon A Curse edited by Anna Kashina	(book review).

‘Once Upon A Curse’ is a collection of stories and fairy tales by a handful of authors. \some new, some well known, all very capable. Like many fairy tales, these stories are not for children. Some travel familiar paths and some re-invent myth. All feel fresh and original. The first story, ‘A Necklace Of Rubies […]

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Darkship Renegades by Sarah. A. Hoyt (book review)

November 21, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Darkship Renegades by Sarah. A. Hoyt	(book review)

In ‘Darkship Thieves’, space opera debut by Sarah A. Hoyt, Kit and Thena barely escape Earth. In the long awaited sequel, ‘Darkship Renegades’, they try their luck again. It’s not their choice as returning to Eden alive marks them as traitors. They face trial and the political machinations of a man who would rule Eden, […]

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The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (Book Review).

October 12, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes (Book Review).

I normally start a review with a small plot summary, but so much happened in this novel, my plot summary would not be small. Long story short, Loch and her…I want to call it a ragtag band, her collection of accomplices, feel thrown together by circumstances and they are, really. So, Loch and her band […]

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Goddess Of The Dance by Anna Kashina (book review).

September 25, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Goddess Of The Dance by Anna Kashina  (book review).

In ‘The Princess Of Dhagabad’, the princess managed the impossible: she freed a djinn from slavery. In defiance of her father’s plans and what was best for the kingdom, she followed her heart with the belief she and Hasan would live happily ever after. In ‘Goddess Of The Dance’, the princess, now known by her […]

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The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer

September 25, 2012 | By | 4 Replies More
The Chocolatier’s Wife by Cindy Lynn Speer

  ‘The Chocolatier’s Wife’ by Cindy Lynn Speer is a tale of mystery, adventure and romance. On William Almsley’s seventh birthday, the identity of his future wife is revealed. The ritual, performed by a wise woman every year since his birth, is supposed to choose his best match. His mother is appalled to learn the […]

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Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine Of Historical Fiction And Alternate History

September 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Alt Hist Issue 4: The Magazine Of Historical Fiction And Alternate History

The fourth issue of ‘Alt Hist’ magazine features six stories of horror, history and fantasy:   ‘Restless’ by Dylan Fox, set in the 1860s onboard a fleet of British ironclad warships steaming towards China.   ‘Kleine Menschen’ by Eric Jackson is a historical fantasy story set in World War II Germany.   ‘Feast Of Faith’ […]

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