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John Gone (The Diaspora Trilogy, #1)

Review:

Got this as part of the sto­ry bun­dle. It was an in­ter­est­ing book. I found its at­ti­tude to­wards some of the things that hap­pen some­what both­er­some.

Some peo­ple have de­scribed it as a YA nov­el, but while the pro­tag­o­nist is a teenager, the things he's in­volved in are a bit too dark, and the at­ti­tude a bit too ni­hilis­tic that I would not be com­fort­able giv­ing it to a young teen.

I liked the se­quel bet­ter.

Bypass Gemini (Big Sigma, #1)

Review:

This book is what it is. If what you want is a fun book about a guy who gets in a lot of trou­ble and then gets out of trou­ble (genre I think should be giv­en a nice long ger­man word for a name), this is one, and good at it.

It gets rock­et physics very wrong (rock­ets don't work bet­ter when they have some­thing to "push of­f"), but that's a very mi­nor nit­pick.


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