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Doom of Stars


Loved it! 😍

Fabulously written end-of-the-world tale of survival, with brilliant female characters leading the story.

So much happens in this book, but it does not have that overcrowded or rushed feel to it. We get the whole scope and view of events without the drawn out, lengthy series many SciFis turn into. In the story we follow Kalli, a young woman living in a small village just outside of London, who, along with her fellow villagers, hunts seals and trades goods in London to survive an Earth with sweltering summers, frozen winters, and out of control tides. Her grandmother is legendary, a renowned scientist whose name has become akin to a curse. She brought about these end times, the Doom of Stars. Or did she?

There's something so refreshing and wonderful about the idea of humanity fighting to survive without the influence of money and wealth or debt. Watching people who have been cut down the bare basics use their skills to find food and survive, working to learn new skills to better their survival, is wholly entertaining. It's a reset button many desperately want.

On top of that, the story is full of strong, incredible, and intelligent women. It skips the usual tropes you see with strong female characters. They have believable insecurities, they aren't infallible or perfect, and they aren't described as being some version of a perfect dream girl. There's barely any emphasis on looks for the purpose of driving their personality. These women feel human and real.

If you enjoy SciFi with real feeling science (I say this as I'm no scientist and couldn't tell you if there's anything real to it or not), great female characters, and the end of the world, definitely give this a read. You won't be disappointed.

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About the author

Been interested in Science/Science Fiction since I was knee-high to a bacterium. Worked in heavy industry, agriculture, economics. Married, two kids, one in Florida, one in the green hills of Wales, UK; where I am currently based. Fond of Hard SF and any literature that stretches the mind. view profile

Published on March 29, 2021

Published by Cambria Publishing

10000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Science Fiction

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