Three people who are not who they claim to be:
Nika Rik Terri, body modder extraordinaire, has devoted her life to redesigning people's bodies right down to the molecular level. Give her a living bod ...more
Read this with my lovely MacHalo’s!
I loved this book and the characters!! I’m so invested in them. It was different and cool and I look forward to the next book BR with my peeps!
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It's like you gave him a different personality when you changed his looks...
Sometimes your personality is defined by your looks. That's what a good modder does, Snow. It gives the client the confidence to be themselves. It makes them happy. (c)
I'm not the only one with dreams.
Maybe some of us had stopped dream ...more
Stars Uncharted is a breezy, fast-paced space opera adventure. A motley space ship crew and a few desperate passengers are running for their lives from an evil mafia-like corporation, careening wildly from one near-disaster to the next. What it lacks in substance, it at least in part makes up for with an engaging plot and high octane escapades.
Nika Rik Terri, the top body modification artist (body mod ...more
Actual rating: 4.5 stars.
I want to be a modder when I grow up. And Nika Rik Terri's apprentice. And if I could be Josune Ariola as well, it would be slightly very cool. Oh, and if possible I'd also like to play, well, um, crazy explorers with Hammond Roystan. Because Poof Gone Harem and stuff.
· Book 2: Stars Beyond ★★★★★
RTC and stuff ← well well well, would you look at that! It's apparently bee ...more
One of the first things I noticed about S.K. Dunstall’s Stars Uncharted is that all the good guys are liars. Josune Arriola joins the crew of the Road to the Goberlings under false pretenses; she is really part of the crew of the Hassim, and her captain desperately want to meet with the Road’s captain, Hammond Roystan. Josune is really there to report on the Road’s position in order to facilitate a rendezvous. The two ships do meet, t ...more
Stars Uncharted follows the two lead female characters, Nika and Josune. Nika is a body 'modder'. She uses special machine pods to change peoples bodies and appearance, and she is darn good at what she does. So good in fact that ...more
In this universe, twenty seven large Companies own and run everything. There is corruption and extortion and Company thugs ready to bully or kill those who don't fall into line. Nika Rik Terri is a body modder, one of the best and most fashionable, who can heal you ...more
After loving the Linesman series, Stars Uncharted was one of my most anticipated reads this year. I'm so happy it delivered.
Once again the Dunstall sisters have created an imaginative world filled with detailed and interesting characters. The idea of body modding and what it could mean as a reality was well explored and provided a great underlying element. Add to that a cast of characters, who of course all have secrets, and a fast paced story about treasure hunting and corporate heavie ...more
We have a genius “body modder,” Nika Rik Terri, who redesigns people's bodies right down to the molecular level. Famous throughout the reaches of space, she has of late made a discovery that unfortunately has caused her abusive stinker of a boyfriend and his ver ...more
Nika Rik Terri is a top body-modder, a medical specialization that can radically transform or heal people. She's also fallen in with a bad crowd: the leadership and top agents of Eaglehawk, one of the 27 companies that control pretty much all of human space. An encounter with the most lethal Eaglehawk agent leaves Nika running for her life. Josune Arriola is an engineer onboard the Road to the Goberling ...more
Stars Uncharted is an adventurous romp through space with three extraordinary characters: Nika Rik Terri is a talented body-modification artist who has made a name for herself with her innovative designs and methods; Josune Arriola is a traveler who has just signed on with the crew of the cargo ship The Road to the Goberlings, working as their junior engineer; and Hammond Roystan is the captain of that ship, who has just ...more
Stars Uncharted is a precarious space odyssey of epic proportion. The crew battles political machination, corruption and betrayal all while trying to stay alive. Complex world building, characters with true depth and intense action all play pivotal elements to Stars Uncharted.
I received this ARC copy of Stars Uncharted from Berkley Publishing Group - Ace. This is my honest and voluntary review. Stars Uncharted is set for publication Augu ...more
Nika Rik Terri, body modder extraordinaire, has devoted her life to redesigning people's bodies right down to the molecular level. Give her a living body and a genemod machine, and she will turn out a work of art.
Josune Arriola is crew on the famous explorer ship the Hassim, whose memory banks contain records of unexplored worlds worth a fortune. But Josune and the rest of the crew are united in their single-minded pursuit of the most famous lost pl ...more
For the first third of this book the story dealt mainly with genetic modifications and bod ...more
This sister writing duo is solid gold IMO. I devoured this book and didn’t have any of that discomfort or confusion that often occurs in a new series. The authors seamlessly introduced characters and world building. I am really looking forward to seeing where this crew of misfits ends up in this new universe.
Dunstall begins the novel with a fascinating premise: body modders--technicians who can tinker with a person's DNA to not only heal wounds and counter disease, but also change their physical appearance into anything imaginable. And she goes one step furt ...more
I enjoyed the body modding quite a bit and thought it was pretty inventive. All of the characters were really likeabl ...more
I was provided an advanced copy of this book for review by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Far in the future, genemod machines have the capability of altering a person's appearance and even curing disease by editing that person's very DNA. This is made possible in part by the existence of transurides: cosmic metals that can do things that the known metals cannot.
However, those metals are extremely rare. Nearly a c ...more
Stars Uncharted features a ragtag crew getting into trouble, slowly becoming a found family, dodging around the universe to avoid bad guys of various stripes. If that sounds somewhat familiar, then you’re right. It has a very Firefly-ish, Expanse-ish, Long-Way-To-A-Small-Angry-Planet-ish, Dark Run-ish feel… which didn’t hold any surprises for me or stand out in its little sub-genre, but did scratch an itch… and make me want to read more like it again. (Firefly is s ...more
It's not just a space opera, it's a light-beer version of it.
Nika has the potential to be interesting, but we risk her becoming Tom Swift with a modbox. Need two pumpkins turned into a carriage? No problemo, get me some mutrient and some unobtainium and I'll figure something out Just In Time.
I kept stalling on "Pisces III." Last time I checked Pisces was a constellation, not a star with planets. I guess we'll assume that only ...more
Well narrated, but I'm not ...more
Most of the characters are not who they say they are and there's a couple who are wanted Galaxy wide but that doesn't stop them from supporting each other.
They are up against several companies of thugs and just can't seem to shake them.
This is a great base for a series which I hope the sisters who wrote this volume will continue ...more
Stars Uncharted is written by S.K. Dunstall, a pseudonym for a writing team of two sisters, which is so cool! This is a slow burn story that reminds me of how Joss Whedon's television shows build up, and fans of Firefly will indeed get some nostalgia feels! (I certainly envision Roystan as Nathan Fillian.)
This was a good read! I'm so glad someone in the group pointed out this book and authors. That's right, authors. Plural. It's a sister duo team (and one is named Karen!). I like duo authors when they work well together. I've read books where an author can't write an action scene. I wish they would get someone else to write the scenes they cannot. That's where duo authors excel.
This is a sci-fi story whose signature plot is about modding people's body. It dives deep into the...more