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Under Falling Skies

(The Travels of Scout Shannon #1)

3.41  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Scout Shannon's whole family died the day the Space Farers dropped an asteroid on their domed city. Now she lives alone, out in the wild with only her dogs for company. She prefers it that way.

But Scout finds herself at a crossroads. One road leads back to a quiet life snug under the protective dome of a city. The other road leads to a life in the rebellion, a life of adve
Published December 13th 2017 by Kate MacLeod
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This book was a really great mix of genres that made it very unique. It's primarily a Sci-Fi story set on a planet where a solar flare forces our characters to take shelter in an old underground bunker for 4 days. This turns the entire thing into a great 'bottle episode' type structure which a murder-mystery style plot as members of the group are murdered one by one and the survivors try to figure out what is g
Dec 18, 2017 rated it liked it
_Under Falling Skies_ is a bit of a mystery wrapped in a science fiction package. It was engaging as a study in behavior, particularly of women characters under strain.

Set on a planet experiencing solar flares that make life too dangerous above ground, we follow the story of a girl named Scout, a female traveler with body modifications named Warrior, and the women they meet inside their refuge.

As a mystery/thriller, there's enough psychological intensity to satisfy in this novel. As a science f
Paul Preston
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Don’t think of this book as a Science Fiction story or you will be disappointed. I went into it not even reading the summary. This is a mixture of character study, and locked room mystery, all set in a slightly sci-fi world. I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it. It could have been longer, more depth, and background, and even with a better ending but I found it entertaining. And there were dogs in it so that was good.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Except for the twist at the end, this was actually a huge amount of fun!
Therése Åström
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
2,5⭐️? I didn’t really get a feel for the MC so I couldn’t really care what happened, but it wasn’t bad.
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I loved this book. The characters were great, the story unfolded at the perfect pace, especially toward the end when it becomes a real page turner. Can't wait to read the rest of the series. ...more
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Kate MacLeod lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband and two sons, although they may head further north soon, as the winters in Minnesota just don’t get cold enough anymore. She has two dogs, Mugen and Tachikoma, and a cat named Spike Spiegel. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Strange Horizons, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Persistent Visions and Abyss and Apex among others.

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