Voices of Chaos: A Novel of StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “You were right, Khyriz. She did not seem alien to me, once we began to speak of dance. All those worlds out there — so many things to see….” Voices of Chaos: A Novel of StarBridge by A. C. Crispin & Ru Emerson, published in 1998 The CLS has found another new planet of […]

Like Father

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{4.5/5} “Who here likes potato chips?” Like Father, released in 2018 Rachel was left at the altar when her fiance realized that she’d been on the phone with work immediately before coming down the aisle. She’s surprised to see her father at her non-wedding since she hasn’t seen him since she was 5 years old. […]

Deadpool 2

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{4.5/5} “I love the decor, though. I had no idea hopeless was a colour.” Deadpool 2, released in 2018 Deadpool goes around the world killing bad guys. When he gets back home, some of the bad guys have followed him — and they kill Vanessa. In despair, Colossus comes to rescue him and take him […]

Ancestor’s World: A Novel of StarBridge

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{4.5/5} “The contracts Nordlund had signed with the Na-Dina promised enough hydroelectric power to double their world’s energy production.. That wold make possible more factories, more mills. Soon the Na-Dina would be able to build all the wonders the Infidels used so casually, and then the People would have no more need for the off-worlders.” […]

StarBridge 5: Silent Songs

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{4.5/5} “To the herd, the world consisted of warm water, easy travel, and good food. Through them, Jib had seen their River, traveled their ocean, tasted a hundred water plants, and and drunk the rich cream-laden milk of Taniwha’s mother. He’d wallowed in so many mental flavors, he had to be reminded to eat real […]

StarBridge 4: Serpent’s Gift

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{4.5/5} “‘I argued for her admission,’ Rob confessed, ‘because I was worried that if she didn’t find something challenging to do with her skills, this girl would get herself into serious trouble.’” StarBridge 4: Serpent’s Gift by A. C. Crispin with Deborah A. Marshall, published in 1992 The asteroid that StarBridge Academy is on was […]

Jane

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{5/5} “I had no training, no degree. But Louis [Leakey] didn’t care about academic credentials. What he was looking for was someone with an open mind, with a passion for knowledge, with a love of animals, and with monumental patience.” Jane, released in 2017 Jane Goodall’s dream of going to Africa to live among animals […]

Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

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{4/5} “We’ve got a nervous slinky.” Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, released in 2007 Mr. Magorium has lived for over 200 years and it’s time for him to go. He’s leaving his magic toy store to his store manager, Mahoney. But Mahoney wants to be a musician. To get things in order for the transfer, Mr. […]

StarBridge 3: Shadow World

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{4.5/5} “Interrelators study the laws, social customs, mores, taboos — all facets of the culture and the forces that shaped it. An interrelator’s goal is to be prepared to live on an alien world, as part of the diplomatic team. They learn to truly understand the point of view, the mind-set of another species.” StarBridge […]

Stranger Than Fiction

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{5/5} “Little did he know that this simple, seemingly innocuous, act would result in his imminent death.” Stranger Than Fiction, released in 2006 Harold Crick, an IRS agent, starts hearing a voice narrating his life, which is fairly annoying. He’s auditing a baker who he’s attracted to. When the voice mentions that Harold is going […]