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Dark Transmissions: A Jinxed Thirteenth Novel

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
It is the late 23rd century. For engineers Jessie Madison and her husband David, a routine maintenance contract on board the orbital mining station Moria 3 has become a nightmare. Upon awakening from cryo-stasis, they learn a horrifying truth: while they were asleep, machines rose up against humanity...and won.

Marooned and at the mercy of the station’s malicious artificial
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ebook, 384 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Harper Voyager Impulse
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Tasula
Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable and fast moving space opera, set in a universe hundreds of years after a war between humans and AIs. The spaceship Jinxed Thirteenth picks up a distress signal and looks for survivors on what they find is an ancient vessel. But they face danger when boarding the ship and need all their fighting skills to survive. Likeable characters.
John Mosman
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This book is filled with many species including robots, a huge universe and lots of history. At first this put me off until the story took over. The book became a very interesting story with a crew to worry about. All said and done, I am looking forward to reading book #2.
David
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Reading "Dark Transmissions" was an interesting process for me as a reader and a writer. I will first explain the bad, and then the good (and the good is what kept me there and got it a 4 star rating).

There were some unpolished elements in the novel that, as a writer, would sometimes knock the suspension of disbelief out of me for a few seconds, yet there was enough good in it for me to recapture it and continue reading.

The romantic language and behavior in certain parts felt a bit stiff, some c
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Tom
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fun, quick read. Not much to distinguish it from other space operas. Perhaps, more banter than I like in a sci-fi book. The writing is competent. The books asks the question, are computers alive?
William Bentrim
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dark Transmissions by Davila LeBlanc

In some indeterminate future an exploration ship of misfits finds a rogue AI holding hostages in stasis.

I liked the Lexicon at the end of the book. It helps to establish the identity of the characters and the setting.

Morwyn Soltaine is the captain of a starship bent on exploration. As captain he is attempting to forge a crew that is supportive of each other in spite of their diverse and conflicting backgrounds.

Chord is a Machina or AI that is self aware an
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Christal (Badass Book Reviews)
The timeline in this is really screwy and there are too many pov shifts. I just can't tackle this one right now.
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Davila LeBlanc is an award-winning Canadian writer, actor and co-creator of the animated series “The League of Super Evil.” He has written for hit shows such as “Rated A for Awesome” and “Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion.” While enjoying writing for animation, he has spent his most recent year writing his first novel. He currently resides in Montreal, Canada.