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A Galactic Holiday

3.90  ·  Rating Details  ·  42 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Do androids dream of electric sugar plums?

A detective who refuses to modify her body teams up with her cyborg rival to track down a burglar who is putting toys into homes. A solitary ice miner finds love and friendship while stranded on the surface of Galileo. And two hardheaded negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin and save their planets. Enjoy thes
ebook, 247 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Carina Press
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Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
This is a very good holiday anthology. Each story featured a holiday but a holiday with changes. I loved all of the stories.

The closest to one we celebrate today is How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail. Christmas is still around and two people who have forgotten how to celebrate find something that changes how they view Christmas.

Winter Fusion by Ann Hackett is set on a very cold planet where time has changed the celebration. Eavan Bardan and Brinn Fjord are the negotiators for their res
Dec 13, 2012 Calisto rated it liked it
This is just advertised: three romantic stories set in the future during the holidays.

How the Glitch Saved Christmas, by Stacy Gail (3.5)

I really liked this universe and the concept of a heroine who didn't want cybernetic enhancements even when her career demanded it. The characters are likeable and the story works, but what keeps me from really giving a full blown, enthusiastic thumbs up for this is that I thought the hero was too into the heroine too early. I know I'm probably not making much
Nov 15, 2012 Jaclyn rated it really liked it
If you like those cheesy made-for-t.v. Christmas movies, enjoy sci-fi and romance, I can guarantee that you will like this collection of holiday novellas. While each story was short, it combined those elements that I love best about holiday books. Yes, holiday books/movies can be a little cheesy, but that’s the best part of Christmastime. Add in the fact that these novellas all featured sci-fi romance plots; it was a no-brainer for me that I enjoyed this collection.

How the Glitch Saved Christma
Nov 24, 2012 Katie_la_geek rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, ebook-arc
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There are three things I really like, romance, sci-fi and Christmas. So when I heard Carina Press was releasing an anthology encompassing all of these things I knew I had to read it. A Galactic Holiday comprised of: How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail, Galileo’s Holiday by Sasha Summers and Winter Fusion by Anna Hackett.

I really enjoyed How the Glitch Saved Christmas, I loved the futuristic world it was set in and thought the storyline and char
Nov 28, 2015 Lara rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, holiday-xmas
I had started this anthology a while back, and read the first story. Then I got distracted and forgot. I picked it up today as I was in the mood for short stories/novellas and had Anna Hackett's on my to-read list. So, I read the second story first--Galileo Holiday. It was my first by this author and I really enjoyed it. Riley is an electronic whiz who has spent her entire life on her space ship and is used to being alone. When she finds herself stranded on a wintry world and welcomed by the loc ...more
Diane Dooley
Dec 09, 2012 Diane Dooley rated it really liked it
A Galactic Holiday, an anthology of science fiction novellas with a winter holiday theme, most definitely leans towards the romantic side of science fiction. Three feel-good stories of future worlds and the people who inhabit them make for a warm and hopeful read this holiday season.

Recommended for fans of science fiction romance, romance readers in general, and science fiction readers looking for something a little warm and fuzzy this holiday season *grin*

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How The Glitch Saved Christmas by
Jan 26, 2013 Marcia rated it really liked it
A Galactic Holiday is a collection of three sci-fi romance reads: How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail, Galileo’s Holiday by Sasha Summers and Winter Fusion by Anna Hackett. In the interest of keeping it short and sweet I am just going to say…
Bookswagger Marcia: Four Crowns, good read, on the way to swagger. I loved, A Galactic Holiday, I even got a little misty eyed (I did not cry, you cannot prove it). All three ladies gave us a different take on the sci-fi romance. With Anna Hackett y
A Galactic Holiday is a fantastic anthology containing some great Christmas themed science fiction romance stories and is great for anyone who wants to get into the holiday mood. I have to admit that the main reason I wanted to read the anthology was for Stacy Gail's story, I loved her contribution to the Carina Press steampunk Christmas anthology (A Clockwork Christmas) last year so was looking forward to reading more of her work. The other authors are both new to me but I will definitely be ke ...more
Originally posted on Dec 2 2012 at Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

I've been having this anthologies craving lately, so we're talking today about another holiday-themed collection, this time a sci-fi one. The three stories have more of a sweet romance sort of note, no real kink to them. Not a drawback, just a specification, since the anthology we talked about a few days earlier - Red Hot Holiday - did have some light kink going on. This one doesn't, it's vanilla romance though still adult.
Rarer for me,
Tsana Dolichva
Dec 16, 2012 Tsana Dolichva rated it liked it
A Galactic Holiday is a three-novella anthology edited by Angela James and with novellas by Stacy Gail, Sasha Summers and Anna Hackett. The stories are all science fiction romances (or romance science fiction, more accurately) with a Christmassy theme. A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher, Carina Press, for review purposes.

The first story was How The Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail. The heroine is a Chicago cop in a future where most of the police force have undergone bod
Mar 03, 2013 Rhianna rated it it was amazing
Joy to the Worlds!

I love the scifi genre in general, but if there isn't at the very least a romantic element it often doesn't hold my interest. That's where Carina Press continues to deliver. They find great stories that blend aliens and space-travel and new worlds that center on a the romance between two characters within these realms. This was my third year reading and loving a holiday anthology they've put out and I would highly recommend it to my fellow scifi romance lovers.

I wasn't sure whe
Dec 04, 2012 Pam rated it really liked it
I received this from NetGalley for an honest review. This is a collection of three short stories about the future and some off planet Christmas stories. Each one is charming in it's own way and i enjoyed all three of them.

How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail
Reina Vedette is the only person left in her police department with no modifications. She doesn't want them and they can't make her get them. They can move her down the ranks and that is what they do. When a strange break in case h
Stephanie Collins
Dec 05, 2012 Stephanie Collins rated it really liked it
Once again another fun holiday anthology from Carina Press edited by the wonderful Angela James. In this case she's also very generous as she was nice enough to send me a copy of this after I tweeted for ideas of what to read next. :-) This is an excellent read for any sci-fi/fantasy fans who also like a bit of heat and romance.

Again Angela - Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

How the Glitch Saved Christmas, by Stacy Gail

Reina is an oddity in the current Chicago police force... She actually wants t
Dec 23, 2012 Marlene rated it really liked it
Originally published at Book Lovers Inc.

A Galactic Holiday is one of Carina Press' annual holiday trifecta collections, along with Red Hot Holiday and Romancing the Holiday. Maybe I should have called them holiday confections, because they're usually pretty yummy overall.

But the annual sci-fi collection (last year's was the all-steampunk A Clockwork Christmas always has slightly more heavy lifting to take care of than the contemporary anthologies. Because each story has to build its sci-fi world
Jan 03, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing
It should come as no surprise that I'm a sucker for sexy sci-fi -- whether it's set on a lonely planet somewhere in the far corners of space or with a cyborg hottie looking for love. Basically, I'm trying to say that this anthology pushed all my buttons. In a good way.

How the Glitch saved Christmas by Stacy Gail - Holy... crumb. For a short story this *really* packs a wallop. There might have been some tears, a discreet wiping of damp cheeks, and a sniffle or two. I was honestly blown away by th
These three stories are very different, yet they have one thing in common: they are all science fiction romances. The collection takes us from a wintry Chicago to an ice station on Galileo and from there to the ice world of Perma. What is excellent about each of the books is how they conjure up the spirit of Christmas without sacrificing the science fiction elements, drawing the reader in to that magical holiday.

Each of the stories is very well written, and easy to read.

It should be taken into a
Jan 03, 2013 Lindsey rated it really liked it
This sci-fi holiday themed book includes three novellas:

How the Glitch Saved Christmas - Unique plot, excellent world building, steamy romance, but it took awhile for the story to actually go. 4 stars.

Galileo's Holiday - Good world building, but I didn't feel much chemistry between the main characters. 3 stars.

Winter Fusion - Great world building, lots of adventure, and a love story that played with my heart strings. 4 stars.
Rachel Webb
Nov 11, 2012 Rachel Webb rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Solid set of 3 sci-fi romance novellas. Nothing too outstanding, but nothing awful either. I liked the third one the best because I felt the characters were developed more in a short amount of time, but like I said, the other 2 stories were good too.
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fun short fluffy
Jul 21, 2014 Caroline rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars.

This has three nice little near/alternate future mini reads. Not much else to it.
Emmeline Lock
Dec 26, 2012 Emmeline Lock rated it it was amazing
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Awesome futuristic Christmas antho. Loved it, especially WINTER FUSION, and GALILEO'S HOLIDAY.
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Editorial Director of Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, and veteran of the digital publishing industry, Angela James is a long-time advocate for digital publishing. She has enjoyed nearly a decade of experience in digital publishing, including successfully launching, building and serving as executive editor for two digital-first presses. Angela frequently travels to regional, nation ...more
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