Starshine SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets even as the world threatens to

  • Title: Starshine
  • Author: G.S. Jennsen
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  • Page: 440
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  • SPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS.Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.The year is 2322 Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds across a third of the galaxy Though thriving as never before, they havSPACE IS VAST AND UNTAMED, AND IT HOLDS MANY SECRETS.Now two individuals from opposite ends of settled space are on a collision course with the darkest of those secrets, even as the world threatens to explode around them.The year is 2322 Humanity has expanded into the stars, inhabiting over 100 worlds across a third of the galaxy Though thriving as never before, they have discovered neither alien life nor the key to utopia Earth struggles to retain authority over far flung planets and free wheeling corporations while an uneasy armistice with a breakaway federation hangs by a thread as the former rebels rise in wealth and power.Alexis Solovy is Earth Alliance royalty, her father a fallen war hero and her mother an influential military leader But she seeks only the freedom of space and has made a fortune by reading the patterns in the chaos to discover the hidden wonders of the stars.Nothing about her latest objective suggests the secret it conceals will turn her life not to mention the entire galaxy upside down But a chance encounter with a mysterious spy leads to a discovery which will thrust Alex into the middle of a galactic power struggle and a sinister conspiracy, whether she likes it or not.

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    1. G.S. Jennsen

      G S Jennsen is a science and speculative fiction author, as well as a futurist, geek, gamer, programmer and editor She lives in Colorado with her husband and two dogs Rubicon is her eighth novel, all published by her imprint, Hypernova Publishing She has become an internationally bestselling author since her first novel, Starshine, was published in March 2014 She has chosen to continue writing under an independent publishing model to ensure the integrity of the Aurora Rhapsody series and her ability to execute on the vision she s had for it since its genesis.While she has been a lawyer, a software engineer and an editor, she s found the life of a full time author preferable by several orders of magnitude, which means you can expect the next book in the Aurora Rhapsody series in just a few months When she isn t writing, she s gaming or working out or getting lost in the Colorado mountains that loom large outside the windows in her home Or she s dealing with a flooded basement, or standing in a line at Walmart reading the tabloid headlines and wondering who all of those people are Or sitting on her back porch with a glass of wine, looking up at the stars, trying to figure out what could be up there.


    1. A fantastic read and definitely one of my favourite books this year!This book was a bit slow to start but once it got going it was incredible. The story follows two main characters: Earth Alliance star-ship captain and explorer Alexis Solovy and Senecan Federation special intelligence agent Caleb Marano. Although they are the main characters, the narration of the story constantly changes from their immediate situation to the happenings surrounding a host of other minor characters scattered throu [...]

    2. G.S. Jensen magically weaves a wondrous tapestry that pulls us in and spurs us across a galaxy of her own making. As slaves to her whims we are taken along for a ride of intrigue, murder, adventure and a bit of romance. All woven so completely that she sucks you in head over heels, leaving her readers salivating for more. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I enjoyed her amazing universe, depth of the characters and vast unpredictability of plot. She left me feeling emerged in the tastes and sounds [...]

    3. Jennsen has crafted a very good story with interesting, complex characters and--as we see with the best of SF--big stakes. My enjoyment of the book was hampered, though, by a number of excesses and missteps which I've found are not unusual in the genre: too many characters, too much technical detail, too long to get to the crux of the story. The two main characters didn't meet until nearly a quarter of the way through the book. The action really didn't pick up until about the half way mark even [...]

    4. First book by this author and it has less than 1000 ratings. And it's really good! I was quite impressed! I will be reading the second.

    5. DNF Ugh, this story is a headache and I didn't even make it 15% in. I wanted to like this story but I just could not go any further. The beginning is so slow and while we're trying to get introduced to our main characters we keep getting interrupted with other people's POV's. And I don't mean just one, not even two or three, or four, I seriously lost count. I did not like this AT ALL. But that's not even what makes it bad. The story is so damn confusing with all the technical descriptions and te [...]

    6. What a pure joy this book is, I’m only 100 pages in and I can't stop, nor do I want to!!(Correction, i've just finished the novel and good god sweet marry it was amazing, there are literally no words to describe the pure emotional adrenaline rush of a high im on after just finishing what is quite possibly my new favorite Sci-Fi novel ever.) It’s like an addiction, one I'm completely ok with having! I mean the writing is so crisp, stark, and intelligent it almost baffles the mind. While I may [...]

    7. Whoa. I repeat: whoa.Every so often a story or a movie fills me with such awe that I really don't know what to say. (This is a good thing, I promise!)Starshine is an intricate novel. There is the central story of Alex and Caleb, who go to investigate a mysterious anomaly at the center of a nebula independently of each other and find something far more terrifying than they ever could have imagined. In the meantime galactic war is erupting around them, and the reader gets to see things from the va [...]

    8. I admit that I'm usually not a big science fiction reader as many of my early experience with the genre left me wanting. Recently, though, I have been making an attempt to get back into the genre, with varying degrees of success. This novel is definitely in the "success" column of the ledger, though. The book pulls you in quickly, doesn't spend huge amounts of time with needless exposition, keeps the techno-babble down a bit, does a great job with the astrophysics (a huge plus in my book any day [...]

    9. This book commits one of my biggest book pet peeves. The entire thing is just a long build up for the next book. There is no kind of story resolution whatsoever. I realize a lot of books in a series end on minor cliffhangers, or leave questions, but this book is 100% ramp up for the main story. It ends with nothing but questions and unresolved issues. It makes me wonder why I even bothered. Now, I have not only put in the time and money investment for this book, I have to put in another investme [...]

    10. I very much wanted to like this book but it's really poor and amateurish. Maybe a good editor might have knocked some shape into it as there are probably one or two good ideas hidden amid the mess. But the writing is leaden and cliched and the characters one dimensional. I read 150 pages before giving it up.I can't believe that someone rated it the 14th best work of sci fi by a woman best-sci-fi-books/23-best-It comes ahead of Ursula le Guin's The Dispossessed, as well as a number of other genui [...]

    11. I loved it! It started out slow, mostly because there are so many characters to introduce. But after that, the pacing was pretty good. It definitely kept me interested. This book is a great mixture of sci-fi and romance. There is plenty of both, but not too much of either. I adore Alex and Caleb, they are perfect for each other. :-) I'm definitely reading the next one in the series!

    12. It took me a really long time to finish this book, but that doesn't mean that I didn't like it. It is a long book, to be sure, and I think it could easily have been shortened by a hundred or so pages without losing anything, but the length is not necessarily what gave me so much trouble. It was the politics and, to a much lesser extent, the science.The technobabble at least seemed reasonable. There wasn't any "magic" technology that could act as a deus ex machina, and the sLume (superluminal) dr [...]

    13. I love science fiction, and I’m always on the hunt for new voices in the genre, so when this book exploded with positive reviews, it got my attention. I wasn’t disappointed. I started reading it at an auto garage while waiting for minor repairs, and after I finished the first two chapters, I remember thinking, “Damn, I kinda wish my car had gotten totaled so I don’t have to stop.”The first thing I noticed was how much I liked the characters. The two leads, Alex and Caleb, are different [...]

    14. 4.5 Stars Starshine by G.S. Jennesen is a fantastic science fiction thriller with a tiny twist of romance. Great characters, cool science and an amazing heroine make this story work. I was so intrigued by the spaceship Siyane that I really hope it is even more of a feature in the later books.Loved it

    15. Starshine is a fantastic science fiction adventure that will take you across the galaxy to vivid and exciting worlds. GS Jennsen weaves a complex and intruiguing plot, and you will keep turning the pages, eager to see how the pieces all fall into place. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the next in the series. The two main characters were absolutely endearing and I can't wait to read more about them. Jennsen's writing is superb, and at times there are sentences or phrases so [...]

    16. First things first, I didn't finish the book. I really tried to like it, but it became exceedingly harder and finally I failed, just because there are too many issues I could ignore any longer.When I read the blurb, all the right buttons were pushed and I thought that sounded really promising. And the first chapters continued pressing the right buttons in the right way. Nothing extravagantly new was invented, but but that's not bad, as some well-loved tropes were woven into the background that w [...]

    17. This is only the 2nd science fiction book I've read so I don't have much to compare it to but I really loved reading it. The author has built a fantastic galaxy of places and worlds that feel real, and I like that fact that it even after all those years exploring space humanity still finds itself alone and the consequences of that. The story with all the political intrigue and great characters had me hooked from the beginning. In fact this is the first book I've read in a long time where I've im [...]

    18. Ham-handed romance wrapped in scientifically illiterate technobabble.The story is fundamentally incompatible with the technology level claimed - or even today's technology.In a setting with femtotech (like nanotech, only several orders of magnitude smaller) we're supposed to believe in high-security settings where they can't monitor the elevators. We're expected to buy that a costume that, as described, would be easily detectable (at least after the fact) with today's surveillance technology som [...]

    19. I found the initiation of the minor romantic sub-plot implausible, going from literal enemies (with at least one holding a decades long grudge) to lovers in less than 2 weeks, but I'm beginning to think that's one of my unique reader quirks considering how often it comes up in fiction and how little anyone else seems to care.Otherwise I found this one thoroughly awesome read full of deep conspiracy, multiple motivations and agendas from all sorts of places working with or against others, and som [...]

    20. This is my first space opera. I think I'll be forever jaded, and I want to have Caleb's children.I listened to this as an audiobook, and plan on buying it in paperback because I want to properly sit down and visually see the words. While the audiobook left nothing wanting, I'm "one of those" people that tactically need to touch it. I actually listened to this while driving 1700 miles across the country. It accompanied me for 1250 miles, and probably saved my life. I couldn't stop listening. I ha [...]

    21. This book is so fun! It's science fiction, romance, mystery, and adventure all in one. There are plenty of reviews out there so I don't really need to recap.I will make just a few notes:1) I really liked the main characters. This is a big deal for me; you have to care.2) I *loved* how the author handled the technology concerns of the future, the stuff everyone frets about now. Not much privacy? Nope. But you can always hack that. Clone your baby? Sure, but it's kind of lame. Greet people with sc [...]

    22. I deeply enjoyed this book. Jenssen is brilliant in her descriptions and use of technology. Alex and Caleb both had me early on. The transformation in Caleb was very well done and very believable. Ironically one of the things that annoyed me about this book is also one of its strengths. Jennsen uses deep description on virtually every page and at times it’s simply tedious. From a personal perspective I like my romance hot, heavy and early on. The fact that I continued reading until %70 through [...]

    23. I couldn't finish it. There is a lot of techno-babble, which for me always detracts from sci-fi. It's a much shorter story once you remove the made-up technologies. And over a quarter of the way through I still didn't have any interest in what was happening or the characters. I stopped once I got to the predictable romance.

    24. Loved this book! The political maneuvers and the shadowy threat that developed through the book were really well written and engaging. As good as that was, the characters and their stories are amazing. I can't wait to find out what they do next!

    25. Fantastic and refreshing sci-fi. Lots of characters, lots of surprise, intrigue, political and tactical manoeuvrings around the galaxy.

    26. I'd give this book 6 stars if I could!! Astounding depth and intricate plot twists now, pardon me but I must start the next book to find out what happens! ;)

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