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Emily Skrutskie
Emily Skrutskie is six feet tall. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in Virginia, and forged in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. She attended Cornell University, where she studied an outrageous and demanding combination of film, computer science, and game design. Her short fiction has... show more



Emily Skrutskie is six feet tall. She was born in Massachusetts, raised in Virginia, and forged in the mountains above Boulder, Colorado. She attended Cornell University, where she studied an outrageous and demanding combination of film, computer science, and game design. Her short fiction has been published by HarperTeen, and her debut novel, THE ABYSS SURROUNDS US, was published by Flux in 2016.

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Category Is: Book Review Realness! rated it 2 years ago
"I don’t just raise monsters. I am one." The Abyss Surrounds Us had a lot of potential. Seriously, what can be better than lesbian pirates fighting for their lives while training monster puppies to destroy other ships? If we're going just by the premise, this book would be perfect for me. But...
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Familiar Diversions rated it 3 years ago
This review will include spoilers for the first book. You’ve been warned.At the end of The Abyss Surrounds Us, Cas decided to stay with the Minnow and her crew. I wish I had written down her reason for doing so, since one of my problems with The Edge of the Abyss was that I couldn’t remember why she...
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Manga Maniac Cafe rated it 3 years ago
3.75 starsreview to follow
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Familiar Diversions rated it 4 years ago
The Abyss Surrounds Us is set sometime in the future. Genetically engineered sea monsters known as “Reckoners” were developed to protect larger ships from pirates, and Cassandra Leung is a Reckoner trainer anxiously embarking on her first solo mission with her favorite Reckoner, Durga. Unfortunately...
Manga Maniac Cafe
Manga Maniac Cafe rated it 4 years ago
4 starsInteresting take on pirates and monsters in a post-apocalyptic future. Full review to follow.
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