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Read Vaant

Read Vaant (The Galaxos Crew, #1)

Isla Lennox is the best interpreter aboard the Alliance ship Argo – if the captain would ever give her a chance to do her job. When he fi…

I was in the mood for some action sci fi and this hit the spot.

A quick read with interesting worldbuilding / plot setup and a large crew of characters that have their own future books – a host of lady officers with diverse skills, who hold their own and kick ass.

This offers a spin on alien abduction where the alien believes he is rescuing the women from future mistreatment. The tertiary races encountered are a little loosely described but it was a short book so 🤷‍♀️

Weird alien biology that they’re like living mood rings, I imagine being able to tell others’ moods at least in broad strokes would make a big difference in cultural exchanges. Lying would be a lot harder. Secrets seem harder too.

A little uncomfortable Orientalist vibe that they’re essentially made out to be alien Bedouins, with some othering that they’ve got beads and bone woven in their hair, but fortunately that is only mentioned a couple times near the beginning. Of course they are also a warrior race prone to action not talk and carry ceremonial daggers :/ Makes me wonder a bit if the super popular alien abduction romance stories are the modern incarnation of sheikh romances?

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at tracy.durnell@gmail.com. She/her.

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