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Starsight: A Truly Epic Sequel

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Starsight

By: Brandon Sanderson

This was my first read of the new year, new decade and as those things go it was a perfect 5 Star way to start a new reading cycle!

Starsight is the sequel to Skyward so there’s spoilers for that one below. I try to keep it vague but you’ll definitely find out what characters survive. If you haven’t read that one yet and are interested… what’s stopping you?

What’s Your Threshold for a Trope?

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Directed By: Leigh Whannell

Grade: B

After a mugging a badly injured Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) agrees to take part in a top secret experiment and is implanted with a widget that is essentially like artificial intelligence. In Grey’s case it’s supposed to help him live a full life after his injuries what it actually does is much, more more than that.

Life

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Life

Directed by: Daniel Espinosa

Grade: B+

Life is about a group of scientists on the International Space Station that discover an alien life form. Unfortunately not E.T. I should say first off that I have certainly heard the Alien comparisons, and understand them, but my Alien experience is only the one that had Michael Fassbender in it. (And you bet I’m gonna see Covenant.)

But that’s a whole other movie.

Ninth City Burning

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Ninth City Burning

Author: J. Patrick Black

Grade: B+

Five-hundred years after a hostile alien invasion nearly wiped us out our one chance to repel the next attack is to harness and use the power that was unleashed when they arrived. Plus a whole lot of other things going on in a book that includes aliens, magic, inter-dimensional time-travel and a ton of world-building.

Starflight

Starflight Author: Melissa Landers Genre: Sci-Fi/Space Grade: B Solara Brooks is desperate to get off the planet and onto her new life. So much so that she willingly indentures herself to a former schoolmate, general […]

Radiance

Radiance Author: Catherynne M. Valente Genre: SciFi/ Alt History Grade: A- I’m going to quote the original Amazon blurb that first made me say, “What the hell?”  “Radiance is a decopunk pulp SF alt-history space […]