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SFINCS Finalist Score – Re-Emergence by Alan K. Dell

It's time for our team Behind the Musings to start releasing our finalist scores! This time we'll be announcing our final score for Re-Emergence by Alan K. Dell.


If you want to keep up with the scores released from all the SFINCS teams you can check out the SFINCS site!

 

Re-Emergence by Alan K. Dell book cover
Re-Emergence by Alan K. Dell
 

Blurb for Re-Emergence


A strange probe from a long-forgotten satellite network appears in the P’hori star system. Its message: a dire warning signalling the return of an ancient mythological evil. Imperator Da’kora Corasar and the crew of the Qesh’kal are sent to determine the probe’s origin, and find that the satellite is not as they had expected. Corasar trusts the satellite’s data, but not everyone aboard agrees. Tensions rise and loyalties are tested as they track down the source of the signal. Thrust into conflict, the crew of the Qesh’kal must chase their foe across the galactic arm and save their home from certain destruction.


 
What Team Behind the Musings thought of
Re-Emergence

Full reviews can be found on the Behind the Musings SFINCS Hub as well as on the individual blogger’s websites.


"The official blurb is an excellent representation of what to expect in THE RE-EMERGENCE. This novella packs a high stakes battle across uncharted space in a pre-emptive effort to prevent the not-so-mythical ancient wanderers from once again wiping out whole civilizations. Although this is the first installment of a series, no prior knowledge of the world is necessary. The author expertly sets the scene for an introduction into the P’hori star system. There is some tech jargon, but it doesn’t overwhelm the story, especially once the action starts escalating." ~ A Literary Escape



"The Re-Emergence is an outstanding, thought-provoking, fast-paced read. In this (relatively) short science fiction story Dell successfully introduces the reader to a bird-like species that is capable of space travel. Among other things, the author gives us sketches of their culture and history and the characters’ relationships to the history they were taught when they encounter something that contradicts what they already knew. One of the most fascinating themes the author explored was the relationships and reactions between “organics” and (sentient) machines." ~ Nessa's Reading Nook



"I really enjoyed the prologue of this book. A vast network of sentient satellites is stuck out in space and over the centuries is becoming more self aware and experiencing humanlike emotions such as loneliness and boredom. The tone of this awakening is humorous and brought to mind other sentient technology such as Douglas Adams’ Marvin the paranoid android." ~ Sue's Musings



"The author took the familiar concept of first contact and did something utterly new and unique with it. I’m massively impressed with both how it was written and where the novella went. The ending was what elevated The Re-Emergence for me. I absolutely loved it." ~ Witty and Sarcastic Book Club



 

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Final Team Score out of 10: 8

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