Ascension (Tangled Axon)

by Jacqueline Koyanagi | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1607014017 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 1/25/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2017
This is not an ordinary book: it's a BookCrossing book! BookCrossing books are world travelers - they like to have adventures and make new friends...and every once in a while they even write home to say what they've been doing.

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Ex-library book: picked up secondhand via Amazon.

Space opera with elements of fantasy & romance, featuring a disabled lesbian protagonist of color? I thought I'd give it a shot.

Sky surgeon Alana Quick likes nothing better than working on spaceships. Unfortunately, it's not a very lucrative profession, and trying to cope with a debilitating genetic ailment doesn't help. Then a ship arrives looking for her sister, and Alana ends up stowing away for a chance at a better life. She ends up with a lot more than she bargained for - including a powerful attraction to the ship's captain.

Here's a copy wild released by the author! :D

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, September 02, 2017
One of not-very-many SF books I can think of with a non-white female on the cover - and she's not falling out of a scanty outfit, either!

Once I got over disliking the ship's crew somewhere in Chapter 4, this went along a lot better.

I'd be interested in seeing the further adventures of this bunch, but at the same time I wonder where the author would take them next - after everything they've been through, anything smaller would seem anticlimactic...but something bigger might be a bit much.

Maybe it's better to let Alana and her shipmates sail off into the sunset after all...but I'll keep an eye out for more from this author.

Some bits I found worth another look (spoilers):

On grief: I was starting to realize my parents would be dying all the time, in my head. Over and over again, they would die, and Adul would fade, and I would never not see that when I closed my eyes, or when I heard their names, or when I heard certain sounds, saw certain colors, felt certain things. Everyday things, like the weight of the shoes I wore the day they died, or the feeling of the navigation console beneath my fingers. When I did those things, I'd lose everything all over again. That was what it meant to grieve.

On love, specifically polyamory: "It's not any different than your parents loving you and your sister at the same time. You think they loved her more because she came first? You think she took priority just because she happened to pop into the world ahead of you?"

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"Love is like sunlight", she said when I didn't respond. "You can give all of yourself to someone and still have all of yourself left to give to others, and to yourself. To your work. To anything or anyone you choose. Love isn't like food; you won't starve anyone by giving it freely. It's not a finite resource."

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/16/2017 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Monday, October 16: adding this to emmejo's LGBTQ+ box - happy reading!

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Journal Entry 4 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pulling from the LBGTQ bookbox~ and super-excited to read it!

Journal Entry 5 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (7/19/2019 UTC) at Salt Lake City, Utah USA

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Brought this badass book along on my way to the Rez, to send to the winner of the lesbian theme sweepstakes. Now I have a name, all I need is to find a post office!

Journal Entry 6 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, July 22, 2019
Thanks so much! (I got two sweepstakes books in today's mail, so I cleverly deduce that I'm the winner!) This one sounds really good!

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