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Famous bounty hunter Talisha Artul is not having a good day. A hostile alien planet full of bandits and refugees, an entire group of mercenaries all told to kill her and take her armor, and it’s barely even noon. All she wanted was to earn a paycheck and make her mother proud. They’ve barely shared a kind word since she came out of the closet as trans and took her mother’s ...more
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Published June 4th 2018 by NineStar Press
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Lex Kent
May 31, 2018 rated it liked it
3.25 Stars. This was a bit better than okay sci-fi action story. This is not the normal lesfic I read, but it is filled with LGBT characters. I felt that the story was a little choppy in places, but overall it was entertaining.

The main character is a trans woman named Talisha. Talisha is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy, following in her mother’s footsteps. She has ancient alien armor that gives her a leg up on the competition. When she takes a new contract, she realizes she is goin
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Devann
I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley

This is definitely more of a 2.5, but I had to round down because it just couldn't hold my interest and I found myself skimming it a lot. If I had to describe this book it would probably be 'Suicide Squad in Space' but unfortunately, much like the Suicide Squad movie, the end result was just not as interesting as it should have been. There's really nothing 'wrong' with this story and I think that for many people [or maybe even myself in a differe
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Allyce
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This review first appeared on the blog Ally's Appraisals: https://wp.me/p37L0Q-RQ

Six Word Summary: A conflicting and emotional adventure awaits!

My Thoughts: 100% full disclosure: Mercs! is an experience.

Not only is the story a science fiction novel that features a whole range of QUILTBAG characters, but it is an action packed story that will keep you on your toes to the very end. Needless to say, I enjoyed Mercs!

For me, the main draw of this novel are the characters. Do not get me wrong, Mercs!
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Glenn
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second full length solo offering my Dorian. This time IN SPAAAAACE with another amazing queer relatable cast.

This work does a superb job of blurring the lines of good guys and bad guys and made me cry TWICE.
Ian
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Samus, zarya and Dr warhammer reference have an adventure.
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Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dorian Dawes’ new book is one of the most engaging, heartfelt, and expressive pieces of literature I have read! From its fervent manifestations of trying to formulate one’s queerness and transness, to exploring the wretched sadism of capitalist calculation, examining themes of Borderland identities and culture, and with an interesting, nuanced set of characters, especially the main star mercenary Talisha Artul, it will be a struggle to put it down until you finish it. An insight into sense of se ...more
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Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book as an ARC thanks to Net Galley and Nine star Press and boy was I blown away!
Mercs! is a story of Talisha a trans bounty hunter and the ragtag band of misfits that she is thrown together with. A cyborg with a split personality, a nine foot tall blue alien lesbian, and an evil scientist. this story is full of heart, gore, loads of action and I just couldn't put it down! Almost finished in one sitting! My favorite part? the Evil romance! don't get it read it to find out! part G
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Dorian Dawes is a self-described social justice witch and full-time gender disaster. They also like to write things. Their work attempts to bring a diverse queer perspective into the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. When not writing they can be found watching horror movies, playing too many videogames, or hiding from the existential horror of it all beneath a black, fuzzy blanket.
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“Have you ever considered taking a smaller weapon along with you, for when you run out of energy?” Talisha asked. “Just seems like all that firepower is useless if you run out in combat with no backup option.” “Oh, you haven’t noticed? I always have backup weapons.” Bluebird gave her a wicked grin. She dropped her cannon to flex both arms. “These guns!” Talisha’s mouth fell open. She pressed her face directly into her palm. “Oh my god.” 0 likes
“Sorry. Just… when you’ve got your armour on like that, your fingers are metal. Just like mine.” 0 likes
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