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Lina Rather

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Födelsedag
n/a
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Bostadsorter
Michigan, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
Yrken
student
Kort biografi
She describes herself as "overly fond of commas."

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Hands down one of my new favorite sci-fi stories! "Sisters" is such a thoughtful and complex look at beliefs, humanity, and the choices people choose to make, all written in beautiful yet compact prose. I'm so impressed with this world Rather has woven together and would adore to see more stories set here! An absolute 5-star read, and I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves stories of women in space and cozy sci-fi.
 
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deborahee | 22 andra recensioner | Feb 23, 2024 |
The second in the series about the Sisters of St. Rita. It’s necessary to have read the first book, as this picks up after the events of that one and no time is wasted on filling in the reader on those past events. After finishing the two novellas in this series, I see a comparison with Becky Chambers’ Wayfarers series, but rather darker. There is more evil, though most characters are essentially good, and even most of the villains are depicted as redeemable, and characters find hope, or at least comfort or meaning, even in the direst of situations. Humanity is shown as capable of great evil but also great good, it’s very suspenseful near the end, but it’s ultimately a comforting read.… (mer)
 
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Charon07 | 8 andra recensioner | Jan 7, 2024 |
Decent, if Unoriginal Scifi

I don't have a huge amount to say about this other than it is written and performed to a good standard, especially for genre fiction included in the Audible library. It's a bit of a hodge podge of various scifi concepts from other properties combined with some skill, but little originality or deep interest. I'm intrigued about the universe, but probably not enough to pick up the second book unless it is added to the catalogue or I can get it from the library.

If you were being reductive you could say, what if Shepherd Book and the rest of the crew from Firefly were all Catholic nuns on a ship from Farscape essentially doing the storyline from Serenity.… (mer)
 
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RatGrrrl | 22 andra recensioner | Dec 20, 2023 |
Lina Rather packs a lot into her slim novellas, including well-drawn characters that you come to care a lot about. This is a tale of cosmic horror, the monstrous conceptions of the title, witnessed by apprentice midwife Sarah, who has been hired by architect Chistopher Wren’s wife Faith. It brought to mind The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman, but set in 1675 London rather than 1831 London. The two novels share a feminist concern with the raw deal women of little means have historically been handed, as well as malformed babies and the men who take advantage of them. The denouement moved maybe a bit too quickly—I would have really enjoyed more detail. But if Lina Rather ever decides to write a novel that’s twice the length of the two I’ve read, or even twice the length of the two of them together, I’m there for it—it will surely be magnificent.… (mer)
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Charon07 | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 9, 2023 |

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Verk
6
Även av
7
Medlemmar
481
Popularitet
#51,317
Betyg
4.0
Recensioner
38
ISBN
14
Språk
2

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