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Song of Scarabaeus
Start date
March 26, 2013
Finish date
April 30, 2013
Apr 2013: Ghost Planet
Why we're reading this
This is the ALT pick this month, April!

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What Members Thought

Nov 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, vaginal-sf
This was a really well done sci-fi book with a romance in it but it's secondary. I really enjoyed the characters and the world built up. It felt like a first book a bit, but definitely intrigued me enough to order the sequel!
Jan 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I had lowish expectations for this paperback original SF novel. It was marketed as SF/Romance, and although it does have a bit of romance in it, I think that might scare off a lot of SF fans who would really enjoy this title. Basically this is a great adventure story with some really interesting world-building. Edie is a tech who works with biocyph (biological + cypher), which is apparently a rare ability where you can tell biological software what to do. The company/government body she works fo ...more
Sep 06, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf_fantasy, series
I would have given this book 4 stars, but I realllllllllly hate unresolved endings, so you get -1 star, Ms. Creasy.

Edie is a cyperteck - she's basically got a computer interface implanted in her brain and can manipulate technology - and biotechnology - with a touch of her hand. When she's kidnapped from her (forced) gig with the ruling government, The Crib, as a bio-terraformer for new planets, she doesn't know if she's jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. "Leashed" to Finn - meaning
Amanda Ryan
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Author Sara Creasy goes above and beyond for world building. Her in-depth commitment to her protagonist's ability to "hack" into technology via what I came to think of as a Borg-like USB connection (yeah, yeah, I'm a nerd) was really fascinating, though at times might lose a few people with the details on what, exactly, our heroine is up to. Overall, though, what a phenomenal mash up of sci-fi, action and romance. WOOT WOOT! So glad I picked this up via Scribd. Definitely will b ...more
Apr 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Edie has the ability to terraform planets, and is essentially enslaved to the Crib empire to do exactly that. But then she's kidnapped by rebels, permanently mentally tied to a bodyguard (so that if she moves too far away from him, he dies), and forced to return to a world that she failed to terraform - Scarabaeus. There's tension, romance (see being mentally tied to a bodyguard), action - etc. (And the romance isn't really the focus of the plot, thankfully - it's a sci fi novel with a relations ...more
Aug 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was picked up on a whim, but ended up being a great story. Good pacing, interesting worldbuilding, and enough action to balance out the theory. I'd definitely read more from the author.
Nov 30, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
I'm rounding up, but really 3.5 stars. I liked this, it felt like a different kind of scifi. Interesting world building, and a plot that leaves lots of places to explore in the future. The romance in it left me with hypothetical blue balls, but that's probably incentive to read the next one... which I probably will.
Sep 11, 2013 marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2015 marked it as to-read
Shelves: recommended-vf
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Jun 03, 2016 marked it as to-read
Courtney Reese
Sep 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2013 marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
May 11, 2013 marked it as to-read
Mar 27, 2013 marked it as to-read
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: futuristic
Dec 05, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, library
Dec 15, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Oct 24, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, space-opera
Brenda Johnson
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Aug 05, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: own
Liz (Bugetta)
Mar 15, 2012 marked it as to-read
Sandra Rosa
Sep 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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