Tag: space opera

Seven Devils

Seven Devils by Laura Lam & Elizabeth May (DAW, 2020); audiobook read by Christina Traister (Briliance Audio, 2020) A really enjoyable space opera. Strong, intelligent, well-developed characters; dystopia on a galactic scale; a detestable but devious villain; action aplenty. In short, as satisfying as the first half of a brace of books can be. Traister’s audiobook narration sauces the pudding.…

Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit, 2013) Beneath layers of SF world-building (and guiding the reader to a gradual accord with such) lies a deceptively simple story, told in parallel via a past and a present plot strand. Integral questions of self-identity suffuse and sustain the slow-burning space opera.