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    ► Aren't you tired of YA scifi novels that breed gorgeous aliens as if their intergalactic lives depended on it? You she said are literally the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen The Alienated disaster► Aren't you tired of watching every on

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    As seen on The ReadventurerSinging the Dogstar Blues is that rare specimen of YA fiction called science fiction That's right not dystopia or rather dystopian romance not sci fi romance but real deal sci fi There are no love triangles in it no angst no moping around boys Gee no wonder nobody read it My library

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    For me this book balances science fiction humour and interesting characters in a way that grabbed me far than any Douglas Adams book ever did To be honest the author had me at flappy eared alienScience fiction when it is

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    I’m always on the lookout for a fun space related story Singing the Dogstar Blues isn’t set in space but there is a very futuristic feel to it and ALIENS so it definitely hit my sweet spot If you are wondering if this book reads at all like Goodman’s other book Eon the answer at least for me is absolutely not I enjoyed Eon but the pacing was off and I wasn’t especially attached to any of the characters That’s not the

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    3 ½ starsThere are a definitely a few parts of this book that I would give a five star rating to This book is exciting irreverent and fun and I practically inhaled it Unfortunately it’s one of those cases of “okayyes

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    I love reading standalones but I'd also love to read in this world

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    35 starsI had attempted to read this once before but that was back when my reading horizons were fairly narrow and I was the sort of uninformed moron who when presented with science fiction automatically thought “Wait what if nerd hunters drive by and tran and tag me?” 1 I only made it through a few pages before putting it aside Maybe it just wasn’t the right book at the time Whatever the case I’m probably still a moron but hopefu

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    Read and reviewed first on November 1st 2011 Flappy eared double nosed telepathic aliens music danger time travel friendship in unexpected places searching for your roots futuristic futures Blade Runner style bars gut wrenching loneliness highly original tongue in cheek twists bluesy sadness snarky humor Wow Just my kind of sci fi This my second five star read within eight days I feel so lucky kind of like over

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    A very charming light and funny little book YA sci fi real YA sci fi not romance disguised as sci fi is still a rare thing to find and I very much enjoyed this story about time travel aliens a DNA mystery and an unlikely friendship

  10. says:

    It’s been a while since I’ve read a straight up science fiction YA novel and yet SINGING THE DOGSTAR BLUES proves to be one of the best of i

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Read Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Alison Goodman

Ules and that means going back in time to change history This new Firebird edition of Alison Goodman's acclaimed first genre bending adventure features a short story about Joss and Mav's after book adventures originally published in Firebirds Risin. Read and reviewed first on November 1st 2011 Flappy eared double nosed telepathic aliens music danger time travel friendship in unexpected places searching for your roots futuristic futures Blade Runner style bars gut wrenching loneliness highly original tongue in cheek twists bluesy sadness snarky humor Wow Just my kind of sci fi This my second five star read within eight days I feel so lucky kind of like overdosed on Bliss sticks Thank you all you Goodreaders who have been voluntarily or involuntarily pushing this at me Especially Flannery who sent me her copy which is now at Janina s long story

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Singing the Dogstar Blues

Alison Goodman's first novel in a very special new edition Seventeen year old Joss is a rebel and a student of time travel at the prestigious Centre for Neo Historical Studies This year for the first time the Centre has an alien student Mavkel from. For me this book balances science fiction humour and interesting characters in a way that grabbed me far than any Douglas Adams book ever did To be honest the author had me at flappy eared alienScience fiction when it is told well is easily one of my favourite genres but too much of it turns into some crappy dystopian romance or is written for a male readership the only sci fi I can honestly say I ve enjoyed in recent years is Margaret Atwood and Ursula K Le Guin But I loved the world building in this novel and the characters were different and intriguing especially Mavkel I somehow managed to find it totally believable that these Chorians a bunch of genderless flappy eared aliens with four noses two mouths and two brains had made contact with Earth in the future and both humans and aliens were now trying to share their technological knowledgeThere s mystery and time travel too and a heroine who doesn t annoy me What could I possibly wantI don t know why this isn t a series there s so much here that could be explored The world created is exciting and has the potential to hold many stories and the novel closes with very little of it discovered by the reader I find it strange and rather funny that in an age where every author who comes up with the slightest hint of originality will most definitely write at least a trilogy this is only a standalone More please Ms Goodman

Read Þ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ë Alison Goodman

The planet Choria And Mavkel has chosen Joss of all people as his roommate and study partner Then Mavkel gets sick Joss uickly realizes that his will to live is draining away The only way she can help Mavkel is by breaking the Centre's strictest r. 3 starsThere are a definitely a few parts of this book that I would give a five star rating to This book is exciting irreverent and fun and I practically inhaled it Unfortunately it s one of those cases of okayyes yesYESoh Eh The ending leaves a lot to be desired in my opinion It feels really sheared off and over simplified In general I am especially lately very weary of every single book being stretched and stretched as far as possible into long series However this is one case where I was left wanting much much I love the main character Joss is subversive and independent and smart and she plays a mean harmonica She has been kicked out of twelve boarding schools but thanks to her mother s generous donations she has been accepted into a prestigious training program for time travelers this is the kind of Connie Willis type time travel that s operated by universities and used for historical research Earth has a delicate relationship with the Chorians an alien race that has the ability to communicate telepathically and consists entirely of twin pairs The Chorians are interested in obtaining the technology for time travel so they send Mavkel an outcast singleton alien to attend the training program When Mavkel and Joss are paired for training self reliant Joss must cope with a partner that is used to constant closeness and sharing and is grieving for his lost twinI really was starting to fall in love with Mavkel too but I would have liked to see of him I am intrigued by the pairing of a misanthropic girl with a vulnerably open alien who comes from a place where the word secret has no meaning I would love to see JossMavkel adventuresthey could travel through history solving crimes and hitting the hippest blues clubs time travel to the future is never addressed I would definitely read thatI do have a few little forewarnings about this book though For one it has made up slang which I know can annoy some readers But every word that she has crafted seems very intuitive like screte shit It also has some grade A sci fi nerdery A because the time travel is never really explained There s aliens futuristic gizmos a science experiment gone horribly rightyou get the picture But there are also elements that I am familiar with in a contemporary YA novel like a girl coming to terms with her parents abandonment and a nice little side reference to the AIDS epidemic And for my friends that prefer their YA s with adventure and less romance this one is for you There s absolutely no romance in this bookPerfect Musical PairingSpoon All I Got is Me Spoon s rough playful sound really reminds me of Joss I really wanted to have some sort of harmonica reference but I kept being drawn back to Spoon I think that this is the kind of music that Joss would like going when she just hangs out This song is my ode to her loneliness transformed into suspicious self reliance