Velocity Weapon by Megan E. O’Keefe

A sister stuck in the future and a brother racing to change that time from 200 years in the past…

Sanda Greeves is plucked out of space by an enemy spaceship… she wakes up from stasis missing half a leg and in a seemingly empty ship. No crew, but an AI named Bero, who holds Sanda’s hand through the sudden realization that she had been drifting in space for over 200 years after the destruction of her home world.

Biran Greeves is newly graduated as a Keeper for the Prime citizenry, the holders of the interplanetary gates. After an attack by the marginalized Icarions, he races to find evidence that his sister is still alive. Biran runs into a form of military bureaucracy that opens his eyes wide to the real world, its greed and backstabbing.

Siblings trying to reconnect through space and time. Three distinct voices, Biran, Sanda, and Bero. Themes of family, the future of AI, and galactic system power plays… 

O’Keefe has the power to change characters, plot, and worlds in a few words. She develops a good rhythm of storytelling between two points of view, and slams the narrative through several mind-tipping a plot twists… up is down and left is right.  There are several very good threads that will be waiting to be fettered out in the subsequent books in the series. I can’t wait!

Velocity Weapon is a fast-paced three-act play of intrigue, moral ambiguity, and science fiction fun. It contains everything I look for in Scifi… a future that is futuristic in every way: Tech, culture, and space. O’Keefe has real talent for describing spacey stuff with everyday metaphors, easy ways of explaining things to laymen like me. 

Highly Recommended for fans of space operas. This one is very good and deserves great praise. I grabbed ahold of this book and for two day, I didn’t let go. 

4.5 out of 5 stars.

Releases on June 11th.

Thank you to NetGalley, Orbit Books, and the author for an advanced copy for review.

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