Off-Worlders by S. S. Delauney


Off-Worlders

The author provided me with a copy of the special edition (epub format) in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:  ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Plot
(by Goodreads)

From the lone rebellion of a WorldCoding Cyrbiid, to a besieged, remote Federation Outpost, to the dark magics of the Elite Echelon Military, and to Earth, where more and more awaken; Off-Worlders is an absorbing collection of sci-fi stories.

Fans of Rise Siren Five will love this; as they journey deeper into the characters, worlds and concepts of the first novel of the Disclosure Series. But these stories stand on their own, as a treasure trove of sci-fi gems; sometimes dark, sometimes sensual, sometimes humorous, S.S. Delaunay takes the reader on sudden twists and unexpected turns.

A companion collection to the edgy Sci-Fi Action Thriller, Rise Siren Five.

“Even if you’ve never read the series before, these are short sci-fi stories. That’s always a nice time-spender. The stories alternative from funny to suspenseful to dramatic to meaningful. You’re getting a full meal out of this thing.”

“This writer delivers her tales of adventure with a unique, cryptic writing style that readers will either love or hate. Myself, I find it addictive, and plan to read the next full length novel.”

“The “special edition” includes an origin story for the series, and it points to a wide-open world that I can’t wait to read more about.”

Genre(s): Science Fiction, short story collection
Series: n.a.
Length: 146 pages
Release date: 2016-01-23

 

Teaser


Dr. Ilz, their creator, had wanted more for his creations than the usual human soul snippets used in CyTech.

Suffice to say, he got more than he bargained for. Now embodied with the essence of these ancient beings, their size, strength and intelligence was on a par with, and possibly even greater than, the Giant Ancient Astronauts.


My Opinion

The book is a collection of short stories, presenting the characters of Rise Siren Five in more depth.

With Off-Worlders, S. S. Delauney has created an interesting collection of her Rise Siren Five characters. Off-Worlders is a quite entertaining, sometimes strange read. I loved some of the stories, liked some, did not like one of them at all; my rating for the collection is a solid 4-star-rating. The relevant characters are quite complex, the situations they find themselves in are spread throughout the universe. The reader experiences all kine of emotions; there is fun and magic, tragedy and hope, normal beings and higher instances.

Off-Worlders is a good read for fans of Rise Siren Five, for readers who like the science fiction genre per se and a broad variety of incredible beings in highly unusual surroundings.

In brief:

Cover ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Writing ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Plot ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Characters ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Mood Dark
Pace Steady, slow
POV alternating
Language 😳 – 😡
Violence 😳 – 😡
Sexual content 😳 – 😡

 

About the author

S.S. Delaunay is the author of Rise Siren Five, Off-Worlders, The Disclosure Series of SciFi books and more. S.S. writes edgy, prophetic, Sci-Fi Action Thrillers. An Arts Graduate and English Literature major who was blessed to study Anthropology at a time when her University had one of the best departments in the world; she still feels the excitement of those breath taking and world changing teachings. From off-beat warrior training camps in the California desert, to mixed martial arts, to varied learnings from esoteric teachers everywhere, she has never stopped exploring different takes on things – physical, mental and other. Her blog and mailing list – SciFi Safari – are a virtual pop culture safari covering SciFi, Fantasy, Myth, Anthropology, Creation & The Art of Story. She is a firm believer that there are only three essential earth food groups and they all start with C – Coffee, Chilli and Chocolate. If she had to choose, it would of course be the coffee. Edgy Dazzling SciFi. SSDelaunay.com

 

Connect with the author:

Please take a look at my statement on reading in My train of thoughts on …reading.  Now I am asking you.  🙂

My questions for you bibliophiles:
What about you?  What did you think about Off-Worlders?  Or – if you did not yet read Off-Worlders – are you now interested in reading it yourself?

I am looking forward to reading your comments.  🙂

 

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