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Books in the Beyond Saga by Greg Spry:

  1. Beyond Cloud Nine
  2. Beyond the Horizon
  3. Beyond Yesterday
  4. Beyond Existence

Beyond the Horizon is the story of a young officer who must foil an attempt at genocide during the first interstellar mission.

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Ensign Maya Davis has dreamed of captaining a starship since she launched her first toy rocket into Earth orbit at age four.

But not long after she departs the Sol system aboard humankind's first interstellar vessel, New Horizons, sabotage cripples the ship, killing a third of the crew and stranding the expedition light years from home under the siege of hostile forces.

Without knowing who she can trust, Maya must... Read more...

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Beyond Yesterday Now Available

Posted by author on 6/28/2017 2:58:11 PM

Beyond Yesterday (Beyond Saga #3) is now officially published and available for purchase on Amazon. In this latest installment of the Beyond Saga, Captain Maya Davis travels back in time to determine how a piece of tech ended up in the past.

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Review: Rise of the Prince (Pearseus #1)

Posted by author on 6/24/2017 4:06:39 PM

Overall, I enjoyed parts of Rise of the Prince (Pearseus #1) by Nicholas Rossis but ultimately felt that the novel struggled to come together as a cohesive story. I finished reading RotP a month ago. Given my recent move across the country, I haven't had many free moments to write or read, let alone write reviews. Now, I'm finally getting back to it. Here's what I recall.

The story was well-written and flowed well. Rossis knows how to write dialogue and prose.

Personally, I found Rossis' focus to be a little misplaced. Too often, the reader is abstracted away from what's really important. Too many of the scenes involve characters sitting around talking about what's going on rather than actually showing what's happening. Every other scene portrays character(s) talking about the ill-explained and ill-motivated war going on on a battlefield far, far away. I don't care much if I cant't see it. When the reader is actually immersed in the drama or action, the story shines.

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Review: Leviathan Wakes

Posted by author on 4/12/2017 8:52:59 AM

The SyFy TV series The Expanse is based on this book, in case you've been living in a black hole. I saw season one of the show before reading the novel, and the former likely colored my perception of the latter. I loved the show, and I really liked the book, but experiencing them in that order confirmed that I can never read a book after seeing the show or movie. I had a hard time judging the appeal of the novel given that I knew what was going to happen and was picturing the characters as the actors as I read.

Having said that, the book is for the most part written well as one would expect from a work of traditionally published fiction. The story unfolds smoothly and logically. It's a solid, believable plot even though it isn't overly complex (human race fights over alien tech). There are a couple twists but nothing too unexpected. As a matter of fact, one of the things the author did well was to keep things simple, and sometimes less is more. The science and world-building is outstanding with things like future racism (Belters vs. Earthers), how the different gravities of different worlds affects space travelers, etc. This is one of the more plausible futures I've seen or read about except for perhaps the extent to which the author takes the alien tech. And I'm not so sure that Earth and Mars would each be these neatly unified entities. A typical pitfall of space opera is to make each planet equal a nation, but now I'm getting overly picky. If that's the worst issue, the book is doing great.

The alternating Holden/Miller viewpoints also work well. Both protagonists are flawed do-gooders, which are the types of characters with which I best identify. The likable characters each have their own recognizable personalities with strengths and flaws. The author is a master at knowing when to show a character taking action that characterizes him or her. But again, it was hard to know whether I was truly getting to know them through the words on the page or if my mind was substituting the actors. Miller does a lot of brooding, particularly toward the end. It was endearing up to a point and then I just wanted the author to get on with the story. Would I have had the same level of impatience if I didn't know what was going to happen? It's hard to say.

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