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Polaris Awakening

(Polaris Anthology #1)

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ZEUS PROTOCOL 000101: REBOOT, SCAN.

DANGER DETECTED.

THREAT LEVEL: UNKNOWN.

RECOMMENDED ACTION: INCREASE MILITARY PRESENCE.

There’s trouble brewing on Polaris. Under the watchful eye of the space station’s supercomputer, Zeus, the lower classes are awakening to the corruption of their wealthy, privileged, and protected leaders. When the quiet voices of protest get louder an
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Paperback, 506 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by Patchwork Press
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Victoria | victoriashaz
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Polaris Awakening is an anthology of science fiction stories written by a myriad of authors! I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology, it was one of the strongest that I've ever read.
Some of the stories were stronger than others, but overall I enjoyed how the tales linked, and the way that more development of these connections was left to the reader's imagination.
I loved the inclusion of queer characters, especially queer characters in main roles! That kind of representation, ie. not making queer c
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Nicole
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this anthology from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Polaris Awakening is a strong YA science fiction anthology. Each story is connected to the Polaris space station, a station whose systems are indicating a higher rebellion and threat level than before. Causes are unknown, but readers will soon see how love, betrayal, greed, revenge, and the universal conflicts of growing up contribute to the unease and the pressure for change. I enjoyed all of ...more
Alyce Hunt
May 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
First things first, I need to say a huge thank you to Patchwork Press for accepting my request to review this anthology on NetGalley, and to NetGalley for the service that they provide.

'Polaris Awakening' is a collection of short stories by seven authors. I'm going to review each of the stories individually, with a wrap-up of the collection as a whole at the end of the review. My actual rating of this collection is 3.6 stars - the average of all of the individual ratings - so I'll state my indiv
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Halston Seabolt
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the publisher on Netgalley as a review copy. I loved all of these short stories and I was definitely wishing they were longer because I got attached to the characters so fast. Especially the Lyra story. which had me crying like a baby. Each of these stories is taken from a story in greek mythology. I haven't quite figured out which stories go with which myths. The only one I know for sure is the Virgo story is the myth about Persephone and Hades. Of course those aren't they' ...more
Emma
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wnbookclub
I may be a little biased, since 4 of the authors are some of my best friends, but I think Polaris Awakening is fantastic. From space dragons, to forbidden love, to daring rescues - this anthology has all your favorite sci-fi elements along with the perfect dose of mythology. I love that all the stories can stand on their own but are also interconnected and building to the same end. I definitely have favorites (Scorpio!) and least favorites but overall the writing is strong, the characters are dy ...more
Kyra Nelson
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2015
Lately I've been digging retellings that happen in space, which is just part of the charm of this anthology. Each story is based on the Greek mythology behind various constellations. It was fun to see how all the different stories wove together. I liked the characters and all the clever ways they escape the situations they're in. I look forward to seeing some of these characters again in future books. Also, that epilogue. I'm going to need book two.
Erica Crouch
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-covers, pwp-books
I'm so lucky to have worked with such a talented group of writers for this project! One of my favorites so far :)
Ashley
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy, sci-fi
Rating: 3/5
(I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher, Patchwork Press, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.)
***Minor spoilers***

Polaris Awakening takes place in the future where many planets in our solar system have been made habitable for humans (and some other species, although we only hear of one in this book). Polaris is a settlement which is built on the backs of slaves. It has 4 levels: the Basement, Port, Hub, and Penthouse. The Basement is the poorest, where man
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Hazel
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This eBook was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Polaris Awakening
is a young adult science fiction anthology containing several short stories about the human race thousand of years from now where everyone lives aboard giant space stations. Polaris is a collaborative project between numerous authors that are rising up in the young adult world: Kelli Sheridan, E. Latimer, Erica Crouch, Janna Jennings, Hannah Davies, Terra Harmony and Meghan Jashinky. Althoug
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Julie
Sep 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a science fiction short story anthology with the connecting theme of the danger of a rebellion on Polaris. The anthology contains stories of many themes, such as romance, friendship, family, betrayal. Each story is unique, but with some stories that are definitely stronger than the others.

I'd have to say that my favourite short story was Lyra by Erica Crouch, based on the myth of Orpheus. It was beautifully poetic from beginning to end and the characters were wonderful. The hook to th
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Hannah Davies
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Just finished up reading Meghan's story and I want to get started on the next one! I really enjoyed working on this project; from concept to final product it's been a lot of fun, and all my co-authors are incredibly talented. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do! :) <3 ...more
Danielle E Andrews
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Ayah
I think know for sure now that I struggle with Anthologies.

When did I start reading this anthology ?
Early 2015.
When did I finish it?
Late 2017.

And yes, I had the same struggle with all of the other anthologies that I have read before.
Actually, Polaris Awakening is probably the strongest anthology that I have ever read.

Polaris Awakening is a Sci-Fi anthology from Patchwork Press that you don't want to miss out on. There isn't a single bad story in this anthology. They are either very amazing, or
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Cami (The annoying BookWorm)
I was kindly provided with an arc of this book through Netgalley.

I give up, this is a pretty weird book with still too many clichés for me to enjoy.

The first chapters are very strange as being narrated as a computer's evaluation and put me off from the reading. I have read books that use the same concept in parts of their stories and can actually work very well but that doesn't happen here.

At around 30% of the book the story start taking shape but it was dull, unniteresting and the basic premi
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Vivien
Jul 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, reviewed
As always "thank you" to netgalley for yet another "amazing" book.

I did not enjoy this book for the most part. I found plot holes and everything was pretty boring. The writing was sub-par on most occasions. There was only one story of the 3-4 I read that I actually enjoyed on a certain level.
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Viki Edwards
Mar 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I really enjoyed this collection of interlinked short stories.

All of them are written by different authors, but they link in with each other really well. Most, with the exception of one, are set on a space station - Polaris. Told from different characters' perspectives, from those on the upper levels - the super-rich - to those on the lower levels - the workers of the station. This gives a good view into life on the station, and the taste there is for something different there, for a different
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