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Running Out of Space

(Sunblinded #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  23 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Elizabeth Wright has yearned to serve on the space merchant ship Shooting Star for as long as she can remember – until one rash act changes everything…

I can’t recall whose idea it was. Just that me and my shipmates were sick of wading through yet another unjust punishment detail. So we decide to take ourselves off on a short jaunt to the lower reaches of Space Station Hawk
Kindle Edition, 397 pages
Published October 11th 2017 by Griffinwing Publishing
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I've followed author S. J. Higbee's blog for the last year, and while I'm not usually a fan of science-fiction, I decided to read one of her books this month. Sometimes it's less about the genre and more about the writing style or tone. I selected the first book, Running Out of Space, from her Sunblinded Trilogy, and read it over a few days this week on my Kindle. Let's jump into the review...

Lizzy and her girlfriends are aboard a spaceship traveling all around. Unfortunately, women aren't as va
The Captain
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Ahoy me mateys! Grab your grog! Well, all ye scalawags should be familiar with Matey Sarah’s blog and wonderful book reviews. But some of ye may not be aware that she also be a writer. (What be wrong with ye wretches?) When the first book was published years ago in 2017, I bought me a copy. And then bought the next two in the trilogy as each was released. But shame on me, I didn’t read them right away. So with this Sci-Fi Month celebration, I thought I would finally give Matey’s Sarah’s work the ...more
Dec 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Running Out of Space is the first book in S.J. Higbee’s Sunblinded series. It’s one of those books where I’m a bit torn when it comes to giving a rating, as in the end I’d like to give a point-five-star rating. Therefore, even though I have given it a three-star rating, know it is more of a three-point-five star read.

In truth, I was a little bit unsure about whether or not I wished to read this one. A part of me was intrigued, but another part of me was unsure as to whether it was really for me.
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I first started reading this I found it kind of hard to connect and get involved in the story. It was slow going. But, I have to say this may be because of coming down from a book hangover or even my mood. I did have a bit of a book hangover before I started this one. So, I would never take stars off for my problems getting into it, because most likely it was not the failing of the author.

Elizabeth or Lizzy, as she is most commonly referred to, is a wonderful protagonist. My favorite kind a
Mike Taylor
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Full bodied S\F

Firmly set in a believable future (in the best tradition of "what if")a young woman discovers secrets about her life.
Laura Thomas
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I used to avoid science fiction books. Figured they’d be full of techie jargon I couldn’t get my mind around. Then I gave it a go and found some fun books, including this one by S.J. Higbee. She does a great job of making me feel comfortable and before I know it, I’m not thinking about genre. I’m thinking about the characters. The trouble they get themselves into. What’s waiting for me on the next page. And almost forgetting that this takes place in space.

So, yeah, four young ladies, Lizzy, Sonj
Ashley Knapp
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

When I read read the blurb for Running Out of Space by S. J. Higbee I knew I wanted to be apart of the blog tour and review it. I am so glad I signed up to host! I really enjoyed this first installment of the Sunblinded trilogy.

I enjoy when a world is set in the future. It is always fun to see how the author sees it from their PoV. Running Out of Space is no different. The world is interesting and I can not wait to find out more as the series continues. I like the idea of traveling through
Rae Stoltenkamp
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The action is full on from the very first page of this read. The majority of the story takes place onboard a spaceship run by an uncompromising military minded captain. There’s tension between characters from the get go as the feisty babes’ forbidden territory shore leave jaunt finds them in a very tight spot. As Lizzy is desperate to shrug off her fertile female label, be an officer and love whomever she pleases, there are echoes of The Handmaid’s Tale. Fertile women are essentially used as bre ...more
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really liked this space opera. It's well-written and hard to put down once you start reading it. Lots of adventure, tense moments and good world building. Elizabeth is a great character. I like that she's self-confident and strong and that her first reaction is to defend those in trouble. However, she's a nuanced character because even though she's self-confident and even though she see's her own weaknesses she can still be blindsided by them. I can't wait to read more about her.

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Michael P Whitfield
Good read

Fast paced story with interesting characters. The life style on the ship's and the planet's work to help reader understand feeling of people.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Well written but depressing

Well written but found it too depressing. Reminded me a bit of Margaret Atwoods "The Handmaids Tale". Certainly conveys how trapped the main character is. Just too dark for my taste.
D. Peach
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If readers enjoy sci-fi and a powerful female lead character, this book hits the mark. Lizzy makes one reckless mistake, and her hopes to enter an officer-training program are dashed. But that’s not the end of her problems. She’s caught between competing forces who use her to solidify their power, and her plans to escape their clutches with the man she loves are repeatedly foiled. When things can’t get worse, they do.

The book starts with some love-struck romance (in the midst of some action), bu
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Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, I confidently expected that by the time I reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So I was at a loss to know what to do once I realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost my head - I tried a lot of jobs I didn’t and married a totally unsuitable man.

Now I've final

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