Pandora Project: Runaway Star

Pandora Project: Runaway Star

Elios Campbell is working on a top-secret project: translating messages from the Pandora, an alien spaceship on the edge of human territory. A favor from his mentor drops Elios into the arms of Sender Kinnison, a pilot who seems like everything Elios has ever wanted. Their attraction is immediate and threatens to lead to more in a hurry. Even Elios' wary heart and Sender's Elios Campbell is working on a top-secret project: translating messages from the Pandora, an alien spaceship on the ed...

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Title:Pandora Project: Runaway Star
Author:Anah Crow
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:B00267RU7G
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition

Pandora Project: Runaway Star Reviews

  • Josephine (biblioseph)
    Feb 17, 2013

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

  • Alex
    Dec 15, 2011

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

  • ElaineY
    Dec 15, 2011

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

  • Rosie
    May 09, 2010

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

  • Kassa
    Aug 15, 2009

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    Dec 14, 2011

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

  • Zuyuan
    Jul 23, 2011

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

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    Apr 22, 2012

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

  • Marissa
    Jul 17, 2013

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

  • Mandapanda
    Dec 21, 2011

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

  • Sue
    May 13, 2012

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

  • Meggie
    Jan 05, 2012

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

  • Vivian
    Sep 30, 2013

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

  • Vfields Don't touch my happy!
    Jun 22, 2014

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

  • Charming
    Oct 09, 2012

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

  • Kerry  sullivan
    Jan 23, 2012

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

  • Shira Anthony
    Mar 30, 2011

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

  • Trent
    Apr 23, 2015

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

    I really debated on whether or not to even read this book. After reading the reviews on this book along with my misgivings about reading space-related books, I was unsure if I would even like this book. I am so glad that I chose to read this anyway. Even though the background w...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    I read this book over a long period of time with a lot of other books being read in the meantime. I would read this whenever I wanted something fun, light-hearted, and sexy, which is why I read all M/M romance novels. In that context it certainly doesn't disappoint. The beginning of th...

  • Nik
    Jan 26, 2012

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

    I really debated on whether or not to even read this book. After reading the reviews on this book along with my misgivings about reading space-related books, I was unsure if I would even like this book. I am so glad that I chose to read this anyway. Even though the background w...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    I read this book over a long period of time with a lot of other books being read in the meantime. I would read this whenever I wanted something fun, light-hearted, and sexy, which is why I read all M/M romance novels. In that context it certainly doesn't disappoint. The beginning of th...

    The book started off quite solidly. Elios and Sen and their slow build relationship- I loved.So, I continued to read along and then I got to the angsty portion of the story. I don't know exactly what about it that was off putting for me...it almost felt too short, or unfinished in some...

  • Idamus
    Dec 10, 2017

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

  • Teresa
    Dec 06, 2018

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

  • Dani
    Dec 18, 2017

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

  • SarahBeth
    Jul 28, 2017

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

  • ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
    Feb 25, 2016

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

  • Danyele Johnson
    Jun 04, 2013

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

    I really debated on whether or not to even read this book. After reading the reviews on this book along with my misgivings about reading space-related books, I was unsure if I would even like this book. I am so glad that I chose to read this anyway. Even though the background w...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    I read this book over a long period of time with a lot of other books being read in the meantime. I would read this whenever I wanted something fun, light-hearted, and sexy, which is why I read all M/M romance novels. In that context it certainly doesn't disappoint. The beginning of th...

    The book started off quite solidly. Elios and Sen and their slow build relationship- I loved.So, I continued to read along and then I got to the angsty portion of the story. I don't know exactly what about it that was off putting for me...it almost felt too short, or unfinished in some...

    My reaction after finishing and looking for the sequel: I really liked both characters! And the setting of the story was so interesting! I was eagerly soaking in every chapter. The one thing is, after I was done I was eagerly looking for the next book in the series. I can only h...

  • Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
    Jan 24, 2015

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

  • Silvia
    Oct 06, 2018

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

  • Theresa
    Jul 02, 2015

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

    I really debated on whether or not to even read this book. After reading the reviews on this book along with my misgivings about reading space-related books, I was unsure if I would even like this book. I am so glad that I chose to read this anyway. Even though the background w...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

  • Theresa
    Jun 30, 2015

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

    I really debated on whether or not to even read this book. After reading the reviews on this book along with my misgivings about reading space-related books, I was unsure if I would even like this book. I am so glad that I chose to read this anyway. Even though the background w...

    This book did not match its new title of Escaped Velocity. It was slow and draggy immediately after the MCs hooked up and fell instantly in love at the beginning of the book. I forced myself to skim through the boring stuff to the abrupt ending. For dragging so much for the majority of...

  • Keri123179
    Jan 22, 2013

    Not what I expected from this author. The science fiction elements weren't very strong and the societies were based on ancient Rome and Early Christian communities. The story was character driven and revolved around a highly skilled linguist, Elios, and his interactions with a conserva...

    4.5 Stars A M/M Romance Group Team Spin Spellapalooza Challenge read. (Go Team 6 - Living In Spin!!!) I am a sucker for a scifi romance and this was amazingly well-told. I loved the alternate reality vision of what Earth might have evolved into, the space exploration. It had som...

    I enjoyed this one a lot. The world is extremely fascinating as well as the conflict between the characters and their duties but this was one book I didn't want to put down. I loved how broken both these characters are. Elios, an important linguist, is afraid to get into a relations...

    I've read several other books by this talented pair of authors, "Tatterdemalion" and "One Real Thing," both of which I really loved. Although this book was a good, solid read (hence the title of my review), it was not the duo's best. Yes, the editing is excellent and the writing/narrat...

    I really liked the characters and their struggles with their religion and duties, family, love and happiness. Even if the story takes place in the future (with nice world-building and an authentic feeling), the problems addressed are relevant in our time and give the story depth. I fel...

    I don't know why but I didn't enjoy this. I've enjoyed other Anah Crow so because of that I finished Escape Velocity. Three days later I can't honestly remember what it was about. It really wasn't very science fictiony. ...

    Elios Campbell and Sender Kinnison are part of a top secret government project that was formed when messages from an alien spaceship where heard with a sense of urgency and warning. The appropriate response of course is to build a similar spaceship to go meet the aliens and see what th...

    Religions and cultures collide when Elios and Sender meet. Sender is from a conservative planet which is in poverty. Leaving the planet was the only way for him to have a better life and give his parents a chance to have another child. As a pilot in the military on Luna, Sender has it ...

    I did enjoy this sci-fi story, set some time in the quite distant future where Earth has a number of colonies which are widely different from each other. I was fascinated by Luna, where most of the action occurs, and Elios' Roman religion. I wasn't sure how it came about that early g...

    3.25 stars. A moving romance coupled with a fascinating setting lift this story above the rest. This story had an amazing amount of depth for its length. Elios is a linguist working on deciphering the alien language coming from an enormous (but deserted) space vessel on the outreach...

    This is the summary off the back of the book. Linguist Elios Campbell is thrilled to be granted flight time in a Colonial Guard fighter jet, until he catches sight of his pilot. Spending time with Sender Kinnison holds even more appeal than the flight itself. Sender's desire for...

    It has good elements but all coming unbalance. The first half are too slow and too much about sex. Problems solved too easily in a few sentences. Even I expected a si-fi and found that it's not (just happened in some AU world that pp lived in space and story opened like some of si-fi b...

    I hope there is a sequel. The world the authors set up has left me wanting more. I want to know more about Pandora especially, and I'd also love to read more about Elios and Sender and their life together, how Aric reacts to Elios' new family, and I'd love for Macy to get some happines...

    3.5 stars ...

    Not nearly enough science fiction. The book ended just as it was about to get interesting. ...

    Ended before it began This book ended just as it was about to get interesting. Elios is a linguist on a top secret project to translate an alien distress recording. Sender is a training pilot who takes Elios up for an approved joy ride. They hit it off and jump into a relationship m...

    3.5 stars I really liked the narration. There was emotion and distinction behind the different characters and I felt immersed in the story The story itself was ok. It dragged a bit though I did tear up at spots. I liked the characters and their interactions. I didn?t quite get ...

    I liked the book but didn't love it. Maybe if it was longer and could have built up the worlds better as well as more insight into the 2 main characters I would have like it more. Elios and Sender - didn't really get a good feel with either of these two. There didn't seem to be enough ...

    Not sure how many times we get told the MCs names on a page, I listened to the audio, but it was way too many, I got bored with the book because of it. DNF. ...

    This one just really dragged on for me. Took me almost 4 days to finish It was good but I won't be rereading it or suggesting it to anyone else. ...

    Overall I went into Escape Velocity with extremely high hopes, previously having enjoyed Crow and Fox's One Real Thing. However, my initial read left me disappointed and flummoxed on how the writing could feel so weak compared to ORT. By the end, I was enjoying the story more and was ...

    First published as Runaway Star and recently revised by it's authors, Escape Velocity was an impulse its-on-sale! purchase. Concerning a colony on the cusp of breaking the strange musical language of the Pandorans. Elios is a top governmental linguist and is hard at work trying to figu...

    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; SEPT 2013 Narrator: Charles Carr I only bought this because of Charles Carr. It's a pity the story couldn't match Carr's narrating skills and I also couldn't help the impression that he wasn't all that impressed with the book either. If you really want to exper...

    I had an opportunity listening Escape Velocity as an audiobook edition and even second time around, I couldn't enjoy Sender's behviour toward himself or Elios. Ending wasn't enjoyable more or less it as rushed and nothing really changed in Sender's mind. He was still a weak sinner. ...

    I really debated on whether or not to even read this book. After reading the reviews on this book along with my misgivings about reading space-related books, I was unsure if I would even like this book. I am so glad that I chose to read this anyway. Even though the background w...