Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Walking Contradiction by Nancy Jane Moore

Here is a look at the future you won't forget...

Library Thing and Book View Cafe gave me a copy of this ebook to read for review (thank you).  Check with Book View Cafe to get a copy.

I really liked this series of short stories about the future.  It's sci fi and fantasy and includes differently sexed people, pirates, soldiers, love and death all in little bites of stories. There are a lot strong women here and I liked seeing that.  Being strong doesn't mean you're happy, though.

The story that impressed me most was a woman on the run trying to maintain a low profile who meets a man during a fight; he's fighting with her, she's trying to get out of the bar.  Turns out he has a ship and he needs a hand.  She signs on; they become a couple.  All goes well until times get desperate and they go out on another mission without her having any knowledge of what they're transporting.  When she finds out it's a human and her lover plans to sell him to her enemies, it turns into a life and death fight.  Even when she kills him she's crying and saying:  "But I loved him..."  That's the thing.  There's love and there's principles.

The other stories aren't as harsh, but the one I featured mattered to me.  She wouldn't accept human trafficking.  If more people were like her maybe the world wouldn't be such a bad place.

Why not go hang out in space and see what you find out there?  Maybe one of the stories in this batch will touch you, too.  Give it a try.

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