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reviews_and_ramblings ([personal profile] reviews_and_ramblings) wrote2017-09-09 11:22 am

2017 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Passing Shadows Anna Butler


1) I've been a science fiction fan since I read The War of the Worlds at the age of 12, and this is sci fi done extremely well. Li Liang is a compelling character, and the three interconnected stories here are fast-paced and packed with emotion.


Passing Shadows Anna Butler
Lesbian - Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Glass Hat Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1540576531
ISBN-13: 978-1540576538
Amazon: Passing Shadows Anna Butler

Li Liang has found a berth to suit her: chief pilot and first officer of the all-female crew of an old space freighter, the Sappho. Then one ordinary, unremarkable morning, Liang retunes the Sappho’s communications systems just in time to catch the breathless, terrible accounts from Mars of the total destruction of Earth. Earth’s a cinder. The unknown alien race that destroyed it has left Mars, too, in flames and is ravening outward from the solar system, devouring every human colony on the way. Liang’s one of the few survivors, racing ahead of the Devourers, rescuing as many frightened, shocked people as she can. Will Liang and the pitiful remnants of humanity find a new haven, somewhere to start again? Or will she, too, echo the dreadful last message coming out of their dead home? They’re coming. Oh God, they’re coming.