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by Jacqueline Koyanagi
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 3 years ago
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I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile and I ended up really liking it. Koyanagi builds a complex and fascinating world, and the main character, Alanna, is wonderful. It’s also inclusive–Alanna is described as Black, has a chronic illness, and is gay, and some other spoilery stuff. I’m not an...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it 3 years ago
No idea if this is a series (as the "A Tangled Axon Novel" subtitle implies), but it functions just fine as a stand alone novel. Would read a sequel if there was one.The inspiration for the universe seems to be "Kaylee finds her first ship in a universe where diversity means something more than whit...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it 4 years ago
Alana Quick loves working on spaceships - and she's good at it. She can feel the hurts of the machinery, tune it up, make it run smoother, salve its pains. But stuck planetside working with her aunt in a world where independent space flight isn't bringing as many customers their way and the bills ar...
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus
Grimlock ♥ Ultra Magnus rated it 4 years ago
Yes to the healthy lesbian relationships, yes to the polyamory, yes to the wolf-in-human skin, yes to the fact that this book hit on my interests in more than the 'Alana Quick loves ships more than humans most times' way. I read mixed reviews, and I believe it was the pacing that people had a p...
ambyr
ambyr rated it 5 years ago
This book does a lot of interesting things very poorly. I appreciate the diversity of the cast, but I'd appreciate it more if that diversity didn't feel pasted on. The main character has a chronic pain disorder, but the symptoms disappear and reappear whenever it's convenient to the plot, allowing h...
Oliviate
Oliviate rated it 5 years ago
Start with Star Wars. Add some thrillingly poetic prose. And lesbians. Disabled lesbians. Disabled lesbians of color. In space. Luke Skywalker? Now a dreadlocked sky surgeon with a chronic illness and an absolute lust for space travel. Han Solo? Now a disarmingly sexy blonde lesbian spaceship captai...
AnHeC (I'm too fucking busy and vice versa)
Word count: about 98 000Rating: By all means, do move at glacial pace; you know how that thrills me*Book-ie provided by NetGalleyFirst of all BLURB is a lie! The main problem with this book is it doesn’t know what it wants to be. A si-fi? A romance? An adventure? A philosophical story? Should we id...
Elena Likes Books
Elena Likes Books rated it 5 years ago
"Queer female neuroatypical protagonist of color"? IN SPACE? I am so in.
Maybe Tomorrow
Maybe Tomorrow rated it 6 years ago
[ETA]Check out this inspiring and insightful interview with Ascension author Jacqueline Koyanagi!Alana Quick is a sky surgeon, as evident by her long locs. She loves ships as one loves a significant other and has lost a few of the latter because she places her work first and foremost in her life. Bu...
AnHeC (I'm too fucking busy and vice versa)
Word count: about 98 000Rating: By all means, do move at a glacial pace; you know how that thrills meBook-ie provided by NetGalleyFirst of all BLURB is a lie! The main problem with this book is it doesn’t know what it wants to be. A si-fi? A romance? An adventure? A philosophical story? Should we i...
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