Velocity Weapon

Megan E. O’Keefe. Orbit, $15.99 trade paper (544p) ISBN 978-0-316-41959-8
In this twisty space opera set in the far future, Sgt. Sanda Greeve is granted a new lease on life after her survival pod is retrieved following a devastating battle between her homeworld and its hostile neighbors. However, there are complications: she’s missing a leg, the ship that picked her up is an enemy smartship devoid of crew, and she’s lost over two centuries in suspended animation, during which time both feuding worlds were destroyed. Now Sanda must adjust to life aboard the empty ship, which calls itself Bero, and figure out her next move. In a parallel story, set 200 years earlier, her brother, Biran, is convinced Sanda is still alive and engages in intrigue-laden politics in a desperate attempt to find her. When their paths impossibly cross once more, they realize a deadly conspiracy winds throughout their entire civilization. O’Keefe (Inherit the Flames) delivers a complicated, thoughtful tale that skillfully interweaves intrigue, action, and strong characterization. Themes of found family, emotional connection, and identity run throughout, backed up by strong worldbuilding and a tense narrative. This series opener leaves multiple plot threads open for further development, and readers will look forward to the next installments. Agent: Sam Morgan, Foundry Literary + Media. (June)
Reviewed on : 04/17/2019
Release date: 07/09/2019
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
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