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Grimspace [Kindle Edition]

Ann Aguirre
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

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Book Description

As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters frees her...for a price: her help in overthrowing the established order.






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"Jax''s brutal eloquence will twist your heart when you least expect it." -JERI SMITH-READY "Exciting, evocative and suspenseful science fiction romance...Characters and a world you''ll think about long after the book is done." -ROBIN D. OWENS

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"Jax's brutal eloquence will twist your heart when you least expect it." -JERI SMITH-READY "Exciting, evocative and suspenseful science fiction romance...Characters and a world you'll think about long after the book is done." -ROBIN D. OWENS


Product Details

  • File Size: 388 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (February 26, 2008)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0012DIOPC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,224 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breathlessly Told and Totally Enjoyable February 26, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Up front, lest I be accused of hiding it, I know Ann Aguirre. I happen to think she's fabulous and I talk to her pretty much daily via IM. I also happen to think she's a really gifted writer and I've thought so before I IM'd her all the time.

Anyway - Ann kindly sent me an early peek at Grimspace some months back and when I read it, it blew me away. It's one of those books what you look at and think, first person? Present tense? But it works. It conveys a sense of urgency, of breathlessness but every once in while it slows, tensing, making that pause sort of delicious before speeding up again. Aguirre's words are sharp and tensile and some of the passages are so gorgeous in their description that even alone they'd make Grimspace an above average read.

But there's more of course by way of a story well matched to the breathless manner in which Aguirre delivers it to the reader.

The first time in the book when Jax sits in her chair and she's describing how grimspace is indescrible? I was there. Aguirre leads me through as Jax prepares and then jumps. I'm now jumped into the book and the journey begins. I love science fiction and futuristics and I read across sub genres and authors but I tend toward the edgy sort of delivery you see with Gibson and Morgan and Grimspace has that. It's lush in places but the pace keeps it stark at the same time. I loved the action element as well as the romantic storyline. March is as well drawn as Jax, even through Jax's eyes and they're well matched on the page. There's a lot to March but he's like an iceburg character - much of what he is is below the surface and so we learn it slowly but surely.

There's something deliciously flawed in Sirantha Jax. Deeply wounded. Prickly, bitchy at times, defensive and guilt ridden.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! March 23, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Sirantha Jax is a jumper, an individual with a rare gene that allows her to access GRIMSPACE and therefore speed up space travel. She finds herself trapped in a psych unit cell, accused of somehow killing the entire crew of her last assigned ship. Everyone... including her pilot, lover, and friend, Kai. The bond between pilot and jumper is sacrosanct and Sirantha can't fathom how or why she would have caused such a crash. Unfortunately, she can't remember what went wrong. A man named March enters her cell and offers to rescue her. But what does he want in return? What will be the costs of this rescue?

Sirantha Jax is a great leading character. Her heart and motivations are fully bared for the reader to see her, faults and all. Who can't help but love her prickly attitude, her unwillingness to give up even when all common sense says it's over? Only a woman like Sirantha Jax could have survived that initial crash and the resulting imprisonment afterwards. It is a pleasure to read about such a strong female heroine.

GRIMSPACE is written entirely in the present tense. I had thought this would be distracting but instead it drew me further into the story. It was as if I was right there in the moment as each event occurred. Bravo, Ms. Aguirre for such a daring move!

Ann Aguirre does a phenomenal job at world building, creating several different worlds as Sirantha and March jump through GRIMSPACE. GRIMSPACE itself is well described as is each world they encounter. The details aren't so descriptive as to lose the momentum of the story but instead enhance the fast pace. Who didn't shiver when reading about the Teras or want to meet and cuddle with Baby Z? Ann Aguirre made the various worlds and their inhabitants spring to life.
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh March 8, 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I thought this book was just ok. The author did do a good job of handling the present-tense writing style, though the present tense also allowed her to cop out on some of the building blocks that are usually required for a good setup and background.

This book was more relationship/romance than science-fiction, and the science wasn't very convincing - more like current technology plus space ships and a couple of gadgets. Random alien races would appear, and since the book was in present-tense, they didn't really get explained, just accepted and we moved on. Our heroine also seemed singularly out of touch with even extremely high profile world/universe events that had occurred during her lifetime. Overall, the book was a chaotic series of vignettes with no solid base to rest on. It was interesting for that, but I don't think I'll be buying the next one.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Space Opera April 12, 2008
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Grimspace is a fun, enjoyable space opera with some gritty, likeable, but flawed characters.

The protagonist, Sirantha Jax, is a jumper. She has a rare gene that allows her to navigate in Grimspace - which is essentially wormholes that can move spaceships massive distances in one jump. The story starts with her accused, and actually believing, that she somehow intentionally caused a crash that killed her entire crew plus ambassadors and other dignitaries. She is confined to a mental ward wondering what happened, and why, when along comes March who either abducts her or rescues her - at the time she is not sure which. March is part of a underground group trying to break the monopoly on traveling through Grimspace from the Farwan Corporation, which turns out to be a multiuniversal (as opposed to multinational) corporation that essentially operates as the government of a very large segment of habitable space - and is able to do so because it controls all movement in Grimspace. Jax is a key to breaking this monopoly because March's group is trying to replicate the gene, possibly even in non-human sentient species, that allows pilots to navigate through Grimspace. Once Jax escapes, the wild chase is on while the Corp tries to hunt her down and March's group is trying to evade the Corp and carry out their plans to break the Corp's monopoly on Grimspace.

There is a lot to like about this novel. First, Sirantha Jax is a great character, as are March and the rest of his group. They are well thought out characters with both commendable traits but serious flaws as well. Second, it is a fairly fast paced novel with a good plot, lots of action, and interesting interactions between the characters.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this series!
Genre aside, this is just a good read. Toss the space travel and quirky aliens in the mix and its a great read. Read more
Published 21 days ago by B. Everett
5.0 out of 5 stars wild ride
Really loved this book. It never "talks down" to the reader, but expects you to keep up. I love that about it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anastasia
4.0 out of 5 stars space adventure
After getting used to the first person perspective it was a good adventure. The first person narrative limits the world building and character building. Read more
Published 3 months ago by D. Harless
5.0 out of 5 stars hard to get into, but man it comes through!
This book had a rough start for me. I've loved many of Aguirre's other books, however, so I kept going. Man, am I glad I did. This book was enjoyable to the last page. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Emily
5.0 out of 5 stars wow I don't know how I waited this long!
I've loved Ann Aguirre since reading her Corinne Solomon series. I picked this up to check out Jax and I am utterly in love. From suspense, to love, to humor I'm hooked! Read more
Published 3 months ago by K. Midha
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting space travel.
I enjoyed the imagination of this writer. Her suggestions to the diversity of alien life is interesting to consider. Good action.
Published 3 months ago by ER
5.0 out of 5 stars cool concept
Tried and true story line with a sexy protagonist and interesting abilities. Good political intrigue and a few good surprises thrown in make for a good read!
Published 5 months ago by Tom Vannoy
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice surprise
I wasn't familiar with this author and found myself thoroughly enjoying the characters and their relationships. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written,eminently readable!
I found out about this author and this book after postings on Facebook regarding an SF convention with a panel of speakers, one of which was a female SF writer. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Jumping with Sirantha Jax? Yes, please!
I am increasingly becoming a huge Aguirre fan. Why? Because here we have Sirantha Jax, a character unlike anything we've ever seen before. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Tanner
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her husband and children. She writes all manner of genre fiction for adults and teens.

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Is it me or does Grimspace by Ann Aguirre remind anyone vaguely of firefly?
Well, speaking as the author, I've never seen the complete season of Firefly, but I'm not sad to be compared with a Whedon product. He certainly has the gift for banter.

SF TV / films I've enjoyed:

Farscape
Star Trek TNG & DS9
Andromeda
Star Trek (Movie reboot with Z Quinto)
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