Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Galactic Holiday by Sasha Summers, Angela James and Stacy Gail

A Galactic HolidayScience Fiction Romance
Goodread summary:
Do androids dream of electric sugar plums?

A detective who refuses to modify her body teams up with her cyborg rival to track down a burglar who is putting toys into homes. A solitary ice miner finds love and friendship while stranded on the surface of Galileo. And two hardheaded negotiators put their differences aside to evade an assassin and save their planets. Enjoy these visions of Christmases yet to come with three science-fiction novellas from Carina Press.

Edited by Angela James, this anthology includes:

How the Glitch Saved Christmas, by Stacy Gail

Galileo’s Holiday, by Sasha Summers
Winter Fusion, by Anna Hackett
This is a very good holiday anthology. Each story featured a holiday but a holiday with changes.  I loved all of the stories.
The closest to one we celebrate today is How the Glitch Saved Christmas by Stacy Gail.  Christmas is still around and two people who have forgotten how to celebrate find something that changes how they view Christmas.
Winter Fusion by Ann Hackett is set on a very cold planet where time has changed the celebration. Eavan Bardan and Brinn Fjord are the negotiators for their respective planets. They are meeting on Yuletide Eve and Brinn wants to conclude their business so she can be with her family on Yuletide.  Someone tries to kill them and they end up on the run.  The celebration plays a big role in the story.  The history of Yuletide is interesting.  I loved how some names came through history but their meaning had changed.
Galileo’s Holiday by Sasha Summers is set on one of Jupiter’s moons.  When Riley’s ship is destroyed by raiders Leo helps her get to a nearby settlers’ station.  This is the true frontier and they are on their own when the raiders return.  The holiday there is from The Big Book of Holidays and is a mix of Christmas and Thanksgiving.  Again it is fun to see what is the same and what has changed.  I loved the presents.  We could all learn from what they give to one another.
If you are a Science Fiction Romance reader A Galactic Holiday is a must read.  I hope each of the authors will write additional SFR romance stories.  Full-length novels would be great.
 Carina Press published A Galactic Holiday by Anna Hackett, Stacy Gail and Sasha Summers in 2012.
I received an ARC of A Galactic Holiday from Netgalley.

1 comment:

Anna Hackett said...

Thanks so much for sharing about A GALACTIC HOLIDAY, Jo. I am thrilled you enjoyed our sci-fi holiday novellas!!