You Sexy Thing

Tor: Starscape. Sept. 2021. 304p. ISBN 9781250269300. $25.99. SF
At the edge of the universe lies TwiceFar Station, the home of the upscale restaurant Last Chance. It’s staffed by retired Admiral of the Holy Mind Nicolette “Niko” Larson and a disparate crew of fellow veterans of different species. On the verge of earning the illustrious Nikkelin Orb award, the restaurant crew finds themselves in the midst of a station explosion, with Niko holding a mysterious crate. They are then forced to flee on the sentient bioship You Sexy Thing, but the ship takes the group by force to the domain of an old enemy, a pirate king who has a torturous and deadly plan for Niko, in revenge for past encounters. As Niko and her crew figure out how to escape, the mysterious crate reveals a young heir to the Praxian Empire, Atlanta, who was sent to Niko for protection and guidance. The parallels in Atlanta and Niko’s storylines are key to this tale of military reach, memories, and the will to survive.
VERDICT Rambo (Tabat Quartet) launches a delightful, action-filled space jaunt, packed with engaging alien species, a bioship that learns emotions, and witty references.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing