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Starwalker by Melanie Edmonds

A ship's log, as told by the ship

The Starwalker is a starship with an experimental star-stepping drive. Designed to use the gravity wells of stars to fold space, she can travel between star systems faster than FTL. That is, if they can get it to work. She is run by a sophisticated AI who doesn’t always follow her programming. She has only just been born, and . . .

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By purplepooka, author of Bad Influences

Jan 30, 2013: This is an intriguing and rewarding read, for a lot of reasons. The ship’s voice is engaging from the start. Some of the other characters take their time establishing themselves, but I immediately cared what happened to Starry and her cranky engineer, and wanted to keep reading. Mystery and intrigue are introduced at just the right pace, and developed with subtlety and some very clever and unexpected twists. Descriptive passages are used sparingly and effectively, with a convincing command of the technical details that manages to avoid incomprehensible jargon. Most [more . . .]

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