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Crossover Paradox – Justice academy – 2

I have just finished the Crossover Paradox by Rob Edwards.

Obviously, the crossover paradox is a sequel. So, if you haven’t read the ascension machine book 1, go and get it 🙂

We find our hero(es) again at the Justice Academy for a new year of training. From the start, we know things are going to go wrong. And that’s exactly what happens. The hero tries to escape the trap and fails.

This is when and where the book becomes huge. I read the second part of the book in two sessions. I just couldn’t put it down. Details from book 1 and begining of book 2 click together. The action never stops till the end. The different powers from the heroes play their roles. This makes for a great read, a merge of super heroes in a scifi setup.



Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots

Hope for Ukraine

Like many, I am concerned by what happens in Ukraine. I have grown up with Russian forces in East Germany and I went several times to West Berlin before the wall fell.

So, I have joined several authors led by Tarina anthology in an effort to gather funds for Ukraine. here is the link to the book for all of you who will want to pre-order it !

Have a look!

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I went reading a book about a space hospital : Welcome to the Madhouse

Welcome to the madhouse

This is a genre where I rarely venture : a space hospital. Well, maybe I should go there more often !

the world
I love wordbuilding and wasn’t disappointed. Not only is the hospital well described but the author has a clear reflexion on how humans will adapt to space. This is fantastic and fascinating.

The story
It is well paced, exploring all facets of the hospital

They are well described with the depth which allows you to feel their differences. Really enjoyable.

As a summary
I loved it and I wouldn’t have believed it when I started! Cheers.

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots

Ascension machine by Rod Edwards

Super heros in a science fiction story ? I wouldn’t have believe it but it works. It works so well I highly recommend this book.

The story
It starts nice and easy with a young man taking another man’s place and overwhelmed by the events. but it grows rapidly without breaking pace.

The characters
The characters are well described, as well as the story is well built. You’ll like them and the way they interact together is fun

As a whole
It works so well you’ll read the next page, and the next, and … the book will be over !

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots

A lot of fun

I discovered years ago Robert Asprin while browsing paperback books at Shakespeare & co. The cheap covers didn’t entice me to go further.

This summer, I chose this book to change from my usual read.

What a good surprise! I recommend it.

This won’t be hard scifi or high literature. BUT
– the narrator is excellent
– the characters are cool, well-defined and likable
– the story is fun
I really enjoyed this book a lot.

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots

Against the fall of night – from A.C. Clarke

This summer, I have gone back to classics. I like to do that from time to time. And someone (whom i’ll have to thank) pointed me toward “against the fall of the night” from A.C. Clarke.

I am a great fan of “The city and the stars” and when I learned of a novella which had been written before, the prototype of the novel,I had to go and read it.

– Novella vs novel

I like both. Both are excellent read although the novel is more complete and fulfilling than the novella

Knowing both, reading the novella was a lot of fun, checking what he kept or not. Some words or paragraphs didn’t change at all. Some a lot more. Fascinating.

– The story

Ah, the story will stay with you long after the read. This is not your classic dictatorial dystopia. No. Quite the reverse since men created perfect everlasting society. This is not the desperate search for some order in a chaotic world but the return of a little of chaos in static worlds. A fantastic read !

As you can guess by now, I was stunned by the novella, enjoying as much as I had enjoyed the book itself. Treat yourself and read it !

Posted by Fabrice Stephan in Human Starpilots