- Title: Grimspace
- Author: Ann Aguirre
- Series: Sirantha Jax #1
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Space Opera
- Format: eBook
- Source: Own Copy
- Reviewer: Soo
- Rating: 4 out of 5
Description: By all accounts, Sirantha Jax should have burned out years ago…
As the carrier of a rare gene, Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace—a talent which cuts into her life expectancy, but makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. But then the ship she’s navigating crash-lands, and she’s accused of killing everyone on board. It’s hard for Jax to defend herself: she has no memory of the crash.
Now imprisoned and the subject of a ruthless interrogation, Jax is on the verge of madness. Then a mysterious man breaks into her cell, offering her freedom—for a price. March needs Jax to help his small band of rogue fighters break the Corp monopoly on interstellar travel—and establish a new breed of jumper.
Jax is only good at one thing—grimspace—and it will eventually kill her. So she may as well have some fun in the meantime…
Review: Grimspace navigators have a special gene, light eyes, and a short shelf life due to burnout. Experiencing Grimspace is better than any drug, explosive, thrilling and beyond physical intimacy. One taste and you’re hooked for life.
Sirantha Jax is fast becoming one of most infamous Jumpers of Grimspace. She’s one of the oldest navigators, explored past the limits of known space, made numerous first contacts with unknown civilizations, and currently sitting in a jail-like cell at a psychiatric asylum. Jax’s ship, her lover & pilot Kai, and all the passengers died in a fiery crash. She is the only survivor, she has no memory of the crash, and all fingers point to Jax as the cause.
Take a seat, make sure you’re comfortable and get ready for a riotous adventure. Be wary of plots, hidden agendas, conflicting emotions, flares of anger, sparks of jealousy, stabs of conscious, petty conspiracies, leeching pain, bewildering passion, and become immersed in a story of a woman who fights against all odds to survive.
This is the story about Sirantha Jax, Grimspace Navigator, and the motley crew of colorful characters set to revolutionize space travel.