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End Transmission

(The Galactic Cold War #3)

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Firefly meets James Bond in this action-adventure romance set in an alternate future where the Cold War never ended…

Maria Watson defied her family to join the Mombasa as Chief Engineer, finding her place among a ragtag fleet of pirates and privateers. Their latest mission left her with a price on her head and a scar on her heart. When a surprise attack separates her
Published May 20th 2019 by Carina Press
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As a syfy-novella, ‘End Transmission’ works pretty well. As someone who dove straight into this installment without having read the first 2 books in the series, Robyn Bachar’s world-building is intriguing, sort of easy to get into and pretty absorbing considering the alternate-earth direction that this series has taken and extrapolated. Split into 2 factions—the bad Soviets and the supposed not-bad camps—this extreme form of rivalry has extended into the space age where the initial Cold War rift ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars. This was undoubtedly the weakest of the trilogy which is unfortunate as I’d been anticipating it for some time. While the world is decently formed and the series goes out with some level of resolution, I never found myself cheering for the leads. There’s a degree of bickering that is affectionate and that works and then there’s this weird animosity that never quite proves itself as anything but, well, animosity. The latter was what ran throughout this book and it made the way the book ...more
I've given this a C at AAR

I enjoyed Relaunch Mission, the first book in Robyn Bachar’s Galactic Cold War series, set in a future in which the Cold War never ended and which follows the adventures of the members of the crew of the privateer ship Mombasa. I somehow missed the second book, Contingency Plan, but decided to pick up this third instalment anyway; although I would probably have benefited from reading the previous book, the author includes enough information about what happened there
May 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from Net galley in exchange for an honest review

Actual rating is 2.5 stars, but I bumped it up because half star aren't a thing...

This one took me awhile to get into…as you can tell by looking at my start date. I finally just sat down and sped read the thing. Even though this is a shorter novel, I felt like it lagged on me. I took me a few minutes to conclude that we are in an alternate reality where there’s still a Soviet Union but humans have achieved some pretty good
DNF @ ~10%

I've decided not to continue with this because I didn't realize it was the third in the series when I requested it. From what I read, it wouldn't be overly complicated to follow without having read the first two, but it doesn't seem worth my time to do so.

And in any case, I likely won't go back to read the first two, because the series of fat jokes in the first chapter of this book put a bad taste in my mouth.

Plus, the "banter" and sexual tension between the two main characters feels
Margaret Fisk
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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End Transmission is the conclusion of the Galactic Cold War series, a science fiction romance that blends galaxy-wide conspiracies with strong, complicated characters. This book revolves around the doctor and engineer whose antagonistic relationship has been a source of frustration and amusement for the rest of the crew since the series began. I read the previous books back in 2017 and yet, though there isn’t much of a detailed summary, I recognized
Engel Dreizehn
ARC Copy...I appreciated the sci-fi romance take and the female is far from a damsel in distress but the narrative wasn't speaking/exciting me and felt dragging at times.
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May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a page turner I wasn't able to put down.
It's fast paced, engaging and entertaining.
The world building is really interesting, the characters are fleshed out and well written.
Even if this is part of series I had no issue with the plot or the characters.
I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Highly recommended!
Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine.
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Let me start by saying I'm not much of a science fiction reader. However, I actually enjoyed this book. I didn't realize it was the third in its series. Even though it can definitely be read as a standalone, if you do not know the characters, it may start out slow for you as it did for me. It doesn't take long to really feel like you know Maria and Tomas as they go on their journey to make it back to their team and stop the Soviets from creating a device to control behaviors. If you like science ...more
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Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a story this is! The dynamic between Maria and Tomas is often humorous but gets really steamy. The job of stopping the subjugation of everyone by the Russians. Maria is shockingly capable with her tablet. Loved how she protects it from theft. Altogether a very interesting well-written book. I received an advanced copy of this book and freely leave this honest review.
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Robyn Bachar writes romance with swords, sorcery, spaceships and submersibles. Bachar's novels feature action and adventure, danger and suspense, found families and happily ever afters. Her books have finaled twice in the PRISM Contest for Published Authors, twice in the Passionate Plume Contest, and twice in the EPIC eBook Awards.

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Other books in the series

The Galactic Cold War (3 books)
  • Relaunch Mission (The Galactic Cold War, #1)
  • Contingency Plan (The Galactic Cold War, #2)