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House of Styx

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Life can exist anywhere. And anywhere there is life, there is home.  

In the swirling clouds of Venus, the families of la colonie live on floating plant-like trawlers, salvaging what they can in the fierce acid rain and crackling storms. Outside is dangerous, but humankind's hold on the planet is fragile, and they spend most of their days simply surviving.  

But Venus carries its own secrets, too. In the depths, there is a wind that shouldn't exist.  

And the House of Styx wants to harness it.

©2020 Derek Künsken (P)2020 Penguin Audio and Rebellion Publishing 2020

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  • craig mauney
  • 29-09-20

sad considering how great his previous novels were

pandering to the identity politics crowd , with what otherwise could have been a good story. I'm sure it will be praised and nominated for awards because it's the p.c. thing to do. very disappointed

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  • Michelle Gallagher
  • 09-09-20

Amazing Author, Amazing Book

I'm so glad I found Derek Künsken through his Quantum series, each of which is a self-contained book by the way. I'm not saying this guy is finally hard scifi's answer to Brandon Sanderson, but... it's not impossible. He's that good. Künsken's genius is apparent in this book but the Audiobook recording is rough listening. I can't quite put my finger on what the issue is. The performance seems fine but like I'm listening to it behind a pane of glass or as though there's white noise I'm having to listen through. I listen to audiobooks every night but something about the recording or sound mixing just seemed off to me here. If you must listen to audiobooks instead of read though, it's not bad enough to skip this author. Everybody should be talking about this guy. Can't wait to see/hear what's next.

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  • Samuel lee
  • 23-10-20

Amazing story full of Triumph and Turmoil

Künsken does an amazing job of building characters with incredible depth and breath in a beautiful science fiction universe. This is a story about family and personal discovery. The far future setting adds to the story with out distracting from it. I have recommended it to numerous people and will certainly read it again.

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  • Michael D. Johas Teener
  • 04-10-20

Really good, different

What a wonderful change from the normal SF (and I LIKE normal SF). Derek Künsten is becoming one of my favorite authors (check out his other books). Highly recommended.