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Book 15 - 2017

Book 15: The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance edited by Trisha Telep – 481 pages

Description from bookdepository.co.uk:
Love will find a way - 19 fantastic future-set romances.
The good news is, in the future there will be no shortage of romance. On space ships, on newly-colonized planets or on a barely recognizable Earth, life forms, whether human, alien or something in between, will find their way to love.
As giant corporations grasp new opportunities for profit and future armies clash, both in deep space and 'dirtside', former romantic partners try to put the past behind them and time-travelling rebels set out to romance the past.
These science fiction stories of future love and lust - by Marcella Burnard, Bianca d'Arc, Jess Granger, Linnea Sinclair, C. L. Wilson and many more - are brimming with passion and humour. So, even though in space no one can hear you scream, they might just be able to hear you laugh.

Thoughts:
I bought this book, and another anthology of Science Fiction wars, on sale at the University book shop (don’t ask me why they had such volumes in their library!). Given I don’t get to read much at night when on holidays, I took it on an overseas trip to America, reading one or two stories a night. Overall, I enjoyed this volume. Science fiction/romance is probably my favourite genre so that helped, but most of the stories are, if not groundbreaking pieces of literature, at least entertaining stories. I can’t remember all the stories, and the only one that I can remember specifics of the plot is ‘Fade Away and Radiate’ which was totally corny, but which I enjoyed nonetheless. Basically, I read it like a Mills and Boons in space.


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Tags: anthology, romance, sci-fi
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