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  • File Size: 493 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1105337278
  • Publisher: Tealy Books (December 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006B9S8R6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,099 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Cary Caffrey studied at Concordia University in Montreal as well as the University of British Columbia, earning a BA and MFA in Creative Writing. After witnessing the eBook revolution, Cary (a die-hard Indy artist), jumped into ePublishing head first. The Girls from Alcyone was Cary's first novel. It went on to become a best seller on both Amazon and iTunes Science-Fiction charts.

The novel The Machines of Bellatrix (The Girls from Alcyone II) is Cary's latest release, and is available now exclusively on Amazon. Cary is hard at work on TGfA III.

For more information, visit Cary at carycaffrey.com. Follow Cary on Twitter @CaryCaffrey.

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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful By H. Miller on January 26, 2012
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Loved it!

Cyberpunk, space opera, SF Romance--THE GIRLS FROM ALCYONE has it all wrapped up in a sweet little package named Sigrid Novak.

On Sigrid's journey from the little girl who was sold by her parents to a genetically enhanced woman who is as much cybernetic weapon as human, I was right there with her. As she faced hazing and bullying, as she found her strength and confidence, as she fell in love, as she became the most skilled mercenary the universe has ever seen.

Author Cary Caffrey was careful with the feminist overtones, keeping them delicate and natural to the story. Caffrey's penchant for action scenes is matched only by his world-building, which includes vivid fashion and incredible settings.

He also knows how to write a strong, but sympathetic character in Sigrid. Her innocence offsets her dangerous side, reminding me of a space age Sydney Bristow of ALIAS fame. I'm fine with Sigrid killing a platoon of men one minute then sharing a tearful embrace with friends the next.

Well-written and engaging--highly recommended!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ian Brown on November 11, 2013
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I enjoyed this book and beleive it was value for money, 99c was great value and part of the reason I give it 4 stars. Many bad reviews have commented on the lesbian overtones and sections and to tell you the truth, I mostly skipped those pages and sure they ended up loving each other so did not see the big problem. It was a bit female centric with few men making any impact as real people to my reading but it is not like they were all lesbians or something.

Ok, the author describes them as gorgeous beauties and that is not surprising considering the reason they are purchased/recruited. The beginning is very good and in many ways typical of any "recruit" training/ military books are often depicted but with the scifi, "enhanced"/upgrades that marks the key points of this book and it's sequel.

Yes, i bought the next book straight away to read it after finishing this one.

So this books is essentially a military sci-fi style book focused around about 30 odd young girls being found and "purchased" (yes, in an Ender's game style) and then being enhanced (aka Blade Runner style but mostly human) and the fallout from the "Conferation" and other mercernary groups fearful that these 30 odd girls being trained/grown/enhanced as assassin/mercs will change the balance of power in the Confederation.

I found some of the critics here amazing in their "putdown" seems they don't read Mathew Reilly and the way his hero is so "superhuman" (Scarecrow) and he is not even enchanced, lol

I found it to be a good fun action book and total value for 99 cents, to me this first book was the better one
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Talamarr on May 15, 2012
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One woman has a vision for the future, so does another and they differ greatly. The astreaus project: Recombinant genetic manipulation, nano-technology, cybernetic enhancement quickly expands from the simple genetic improvements program into a super threat that could topple the very government that governs humanity.

Follow sigrid from her time as a small child dealing with bullies, struggling to master her studies, and dealing with her feelings for her long time friend; as she evolves from the smallest of the group to the warrior general that is needed to protect her sisters.

The Girls from alcyone deals with many of the harsher aspects of humanity; political intrigue, espionage, greed, power. All of this while dealing with the topics of genetic manipulation, some of the possibilities of cybernetic enhancement, the miracle of nanotechnology and the question of not only if we can but if we should.

A very well written story that kept me interested throughout. It is left open for a sequel and i sincerely hope that it is forthcoming.

Well worth the price and one of the best science fiction stories that i have read in a very long while.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By jpw on May 13, 2012
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This novel is one of the best post-human emergence novels I've read yet. The world is interesting and believable, the characters are rough but well fleshed out with significant depth, and the science isn't too over the top or brushed asside. The novel builds steam steadily to an action packed climax and the epilogue is detailed and satisfying.

Can't wait for the sequel.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 17, 2012
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Lethallity, femininity, and measured empowerment of the protagonist(Sigrid) was masterful. This is a definite read if your tired of the Honorverse. A very human space opera with a believably no-convoluted romance(ya Ringo i'm talking to you). As a fan of the Weber's Slammers and Haldeman's Forever series I thoroughly enjoyed this book and went ahead and ordered a hardcopy. The subtle femininity of the cover art was refreshing. My only complaint was wanting more depth into the technology of cybernetics, gates, ships, environs... Do you have anthing else written/published in zines or blogs?
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Hissyfitx on November 23, 2011
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OMG! What's not to like? Girls who can kick ass and handle weapons are always welcome! This super textured little ride with its excellent action and cool, complicated villains will leave you bouncing for a sequel. I personally can't wait to dig a lot deeper :)
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