The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt
Sci-Fi, LGBT, Space Opera
Angry Robots Publishing | November 7th, 2017
A ragtag crew of humans and posthumans discover alien technology that could change the fate of humanity… or awaken an ancient evil and destroy all life in the galaxy.
The shady crew of the White Raven runs freight and salvage at the fringes of our solar system. They discover the wreck of a centuries-old exploration vessel floating light years away from its intended destination and revive its sole occupant, who wakes with news of First Alien Contact. When the crew breaks it to her that humanity has alien allies already, she reveals that these are very different extra-terrestrials… and the gifts they bestowed on her could kill all humanity, or take it out to the most distant stars.
The Wrong Stars by Tim Pratt is everything a Science Fiction novel should be. It is full of adventurous characters, post-humans, aliens, spaceships, and exciting action. Callie works for the TNA, catching bad guys, running freight, and pretty much anything she can do to earn some lix (money) throughout the galaxy. She finds a Goldilocks ship which are over 500 years old and investigates it only to find one of its members still alive. This changes everything for Callie and her crew upon the White Raven when they find a generator created by an alien species she has no knowledge of, yet.
Pratt makes everything easy to imagine and understand by describing everything perfectly, not too descriptive but just descriptive enough. The flirtation between several of the characters plays along well with the galactic events through the book. There is a lot going on in this book but not so much that you can’t follow along. All the characters play an important role in understanding the plot of this story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book all the way up until the end. I feel as though the story should have ended at about chapter thirty and maybe a sequel could be written to include the last three chapters and so on. Other than that minor detail, I believe this book was skillfully written and will keep you on your toes, wondering what will happen next.
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Thank you, NetGalley and Angry Robot publishers for an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review. The release date for this book is November 7th, 2017.