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I just started Cixin Liu’s The Dark Forest, the sequel to his Hugo Award-winning novel, The Three-Body Problem. The first book’s scientific detail, recollections of China’s turbulent past, and an ingenious first contact scenario ensured that I would...[read on]About Inherit the Stars, from the publisher:
An epic debut set on the edges of space, where one botched job could mean death—or so much worse…Visit Tony Peak's website.
Wanderlust runs in Kivita Vondir’s blood. She dreamed of salvaging like her father when she was young, and now it’s her addiction, getting her through pit stops filled with cheap alcohol and cheaper companionship and distracting her from her broken heart.
Her latest contract to hunt down a fabled gemstone is exactly the kind of adventure she craves. But this job is more than meets the eye. For one thing, her duplicitous employer has hired rebel Sar Redryll—Kivita’s former lover—to stop her at any cost. For another, Kivita’s recovery of the relic unleashes in her powerful new abilities. Abilities that everyone in the Cetturo Arm—human, alien, and in-between—desperately wishes to control…
As she avoids a massive galactic manhunt, Kivita teams up with two unlikely allies: Sar and his enigmatic new partner. Only, as the gem’s mysteries are revealed and danger draws near, Kivita begins to wonder if her ex has truly changed, or if he’s just waiting for the right moment to betray her once again…
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