Reboots by Mercedes Lackey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book Info: Genre: Science Fiction/fantasy cross-genre. Monsters in Space, essentially
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of cross-genre stories, sci-fi, urban fantasy
Trigger Warnings: violence
My Thoughts: I ran across Mercedes Lackey signing books at Dragon Con quite by accident. What a happy accident!
This consists of two novellas. It is part of the Stellar Guild series, novellas written by a well-known author and a new author that is being mentored by him or her. The first novella (“Bad Moon Rising” by Cody Martin) is a space opera with monsters, and the second (“Bullets” by Mercedes Lackey) is more PI/noir. They are both very fun stories! I do recommend that readers pay very close attention in “Bad Moon Rising,” because every time there is a break in the text, one is being sent to a new narrator, which can be a bit confusing at first. Still, I enjoyed the stories and now I want the rest...
Series Information: The Stellar Guide series
Book 1: Reboots
Book 2: Tau Ceti
Book 3: On the Train
Book 4: When the Blue Shift Comes
Book 5: New Under the Sun
Book 6: The Aethers of Mars
Disclosure: I bought this book for myself at Dragon Con. All opinions are my own.
Synopsis: Space travel is tough. No air, cosmic radiation, absolute lack of other life-sustaining essentials.
What better way to deal with space travel than to man ships with creatures that regenerate or don’t need air, or are immune to various maladies?
In a future world where zombies, vampires and werewolves co-exist with ‘normal’ humans on Earth, these ships are staffed by a motley crew of various types of undead or near-dead creatures.
Of course no one really knows what happens when zombies and vampires are squeezed together in the close confines of a spaceship.
Don’t you love surprises?
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