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You Sexy Thing Kindle Edition
Farscape meets The Great British Bake Off in this fantastic space opera You Sexy Thing from former SFWA President, Cat Rambo.
Just when they thought they were out…
TwiceFar station is at the edge of the known universe, and that’s just how Niko Larson, former Admiral in the Grand Military of the Hive Mind, likes it.
Retired and finally free of the continual war of conquest, Niko and the remnants of her former unit are content to spend the rest of their days working at the restaurant they built together, The Last Chance.
But, some wars can’t ever be escaped, and unlike the Hive Mind, some enemies aren’t content to let old soldiers go. Niko and her crew are forced onto a sentient ship convinced that it is being stolen and must survive the machinations of a sadistic pirate king if they even hope to keep the dream of The Last Chance alive.
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An Amazon Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2021 pick!
"Fun and action-packed.... This action-packed space opera is loads of fun." ―BuzzFeed
"Fun, fantastic, and delicious―I loved it!"―Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice
"Cat Rambo's writing is everything you could hope for―lyrical, emotional, funny, by turns or all at once." ―Django Wexler, author of Ship of Smoke and Bone
"Rambo has a gift for immersing their reader into a vivid universe full of adventure, sensuality, wit, and poignant observation."―Jody Lynn Nye, New York Times bestselling author
"Cat Rambo is a genuinely gifted writer."―Saladin Ahmed, author of Throne of the Crescent Moon
"A romp. If you’re the kind of person who likes Mass Effect, or enjoyed Valerie Valdes’s Chilling Effect and Prime Deceptions, or fell head-over-heels for Tim Pratt’s Axiom trilogy... then this book is definitely for you. This is a fast, zippy novel that hides some surprisingly substantial emotional heavy lifting under its hood." ―Locus
About the Author
- ASIN : B0879HBYB2
- Publisher : Tor Books; 1st edition (November 16, 2021)
- Publication date : November 16, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 3360 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 299 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #458,793 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Niko and her former battle crew now own a restaurant. They are saving money for a special mission Niko has been working towards for years, and if they can impress a famous critic with their food maybe their business will pick up enough to make enough to finally implement this mission.
We meet Niko, her right-hand man Darby, and a host of interesting and loveable other crew members (now turned restaurant workers) such as a sentient octopus like alien focused on touching everything, an avian pastry chef, two rambunctious teenage were-lions, and a smelly reptilian mystic.
Niko gets a mysterious package, the critic arrives, and then their space station is attacked. They must escape, and end up on a trillionaire’s sentient organic ship (who also becomes a character.)
Most of the book is take up by travel on this ship. Told in omniscient narration, the focus changes from character to character to ship quite frequently. Its easy to keep track of, but it means I didn’t get to spend nearly enough time with Niko or Darby. There’s a lot of the ship figuring out emotions and analyzing sentient being patterns of behavior in reference to its own programming– it reminded me intensely of reading Martha Well’s Murderbot Diaries in that sense– and sometimes the slightly detached, clinical analysis tone of one character bleeds into the next despite some of them being aliens or nonbinary, etc.
But the fun of this book is not only hanging with the ship (the titular “You Sexy Thing”) as it becomes more self-aware and learns to cook from Darby (the food parts were a bit disappointing to me, quite alot of discussion of “class three protein” etc when it could have been quite the extra wordly sensory feast) but also uncovering what Niko’s secret mission is and why she’s been obsessively reading a Non-fiction book about space pirates.
It ends with the crew set up for more adventures, so I hope that means the series will continue.