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Caiden’s planet is destroyed. His family gone. And, his only hope for survival is a crew of misfit aliens and a mysterious ship that seems to have a soul and a universe of its own. Together they will show him that the universe is much bigger, much more advanced, and much more mysterious than Caiden had ever imagined. But the universe hides dangers as well, and soon Caiden has his…


This review was first published on my website about sci-fi by women and non-binary authors where you can find lists, interviews and more posts that don’t get republished on Medium.

The Emperor needs necromancers.

The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman.

Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.

Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her…


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The Light Brigade: it’s what soldiers fighting the war against Mars call the ones who come back…different. Grunts in the corporate corps get busted down into light to travel to and from interplanetary battlefronts. Everyone is changed by what the corps must do in order to break them down into light. Those who survive learn to stick to the mission brief — no matter what actually happens during combat…


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‘After Atlas’ is book 2 of the ‘Planetfall’ series, but it can be read as a standalone, and I’ve started with it.

It’s set in a dystopian / cyberpunk world of advanced technology that permeates every aspect of human life, making it easier while depriving people of privacy and independence. The world is ruled by powerful gov-corps and is full of injustice and inequality. Detective Carlos Moreno is tasked…


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This futuristic story takes place in 2144. A lot has changed on Earth. Bots made for all imaginable purposes are now part of the society. Tech is booming. The indenture system that in practice means slavery is in place for bots as well as people. Pharmaceuticals are patented, which makes them unavailable to the poor, but Jack is not going to accept it. She’s an anti-patent pirate who reverse engineers drugs, shipping…


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The Lathe Of Heaven is a sci-fi novella (or a short novel?) by the great Ursula K. Le Guin. It tells the story of George Orr, a man who believes that his dreams influence reality. As he tries to solve this problem with the help of the psychiatrist William Haber, the world around them becomes more and more bizarre.

The lathe of heaven cover: a bare tree and a mountain in the background, a fiery sky

I really enjoyed the book. It started in a confusing way, but it was also brilliant because the author managed to captivate the experience of a…


A bench in the dark woods and a portal opening in the starry sky in front of it

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I’ve gathered 7 sci-fi books of different sub-genres that you can get for free on Prolific Works. Enjoy!

1. Rodan’s Awakening by Sharolyn G. Brown

The person who Rodan was going to be, died, when she survived her family’s massacre.

Rodan is living a simple life in her farming village when everyone she loves is massacred by an enemy they didn’t fear. As one of only a few survivors, she struggles to…


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This is book 2 in the Paradox series. Please check out ‘Fortune’s Pawn’ first.

Devi’s adventures continue. She keeps serving on the Glorious Fool after all her memories involving Rupert and the crew’s secrets have been wiped out. She focuses on her job until the day when everything changes, and she has to fight for her freedom, making unexpected alliances.

Honor’s Knight cover. A woman floating in space in powered armor. Green background with stars / nebulae.

The book was quite slow…


A spaceship above a planet with rocks and water on it, stars and a large moon in the sky

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Blossoming of Callisto is a short story, which is not what I normally review, but I was so interested in the author that I had to read something ze wrote. I’m glad I did!

Content warnings for body horror, dissection, and gore.

The story is told from the perspective of a spaceship that is tasked with taking Princess Ariadne to a distant planet to form…


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Fortune’s Pawn is the first book in the Paradox series. It’s a light sci-fi space action-adventure novel that also involves romance.

Fortune’s Pawn cover: a woman in a helmet with some data displayed on it

The book tells a story of Devi, a mercenary soldier who starts working on a space ship with a bad reputation to advance her career. The diverse crew consisting of people and aliens embarks on various space adventures, visits several planets and gets into…

Alina Leonova

A sci-fi author, a nomad, a dreamer and a reader on a quest. My website: https://alinaleonova.net

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