Book Reviews

Renegade by Jaime Samms at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Outer Space / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 09-August-2012

Book Blurb

Spaceship captain Tom lost his copilot and lover to a slipstream accident, but he refuses to accept Briak is dead. As he loses himself to his obsession, his ship begins to exhibit technical glitches and personality traits not normal for a shipboard computer. It gets worse as Tom finds a new pilot and decides to manipulate the slipstream to go back in time and stop the accident from happening. But if Tom can’t figure out the problem, the space-time jumps may tear the ship—and his dreams of reunion with Briak—apart.

Book Review

A wild ride in more than one sense, this story might have confounded and confused me (time travel tends to do that), but it also amazed me. The world of slipstream travel comes alive in this story, and the characters are interesting and quirky. By the time you add in a grossly misbehaving computer personality, you've got the ingredients for one wild ride.


Tom is captain of a ship that has had is share of trouble. Between a volatile relationship with his copilot, Briak, and his need to stay away from the overly regulative PADCom authority, he is shocked to discover some truly strange slipstream effects that interfere with the sooth running of the ship. He is devastated when a freak accident kills Briak, but that is only the beginning of his real problems. In the frantic attempts to get his lover back, and willing to risk everything, even totally illegal time travel, he encounters some strange phenomena and even stranger people.


If you like sci-fi stories with a few mind-bending twists, if the idea of time travel and even time renegades doesn’t scare you, and if a wild adventure is what you are looking for, you will probably like this book.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 73 pages/20241 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2012
Price $3.99 ebook
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