No Explanations

Rated 4.80/5 based on 10 reviews
I am not a parrot. I am not a child. I am not stupid. I am an independent spacer, the successful captain of a cargo hauler, who just so happens to have autism. I do not like loud noises, smelly food or pets. That’s it. That’s all. So please, stop calling me a hero.

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About Karen Reis

Karen Reis (1984-present) lives in Oregon with her husband and two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum. She loves science fiction, Jane Austen, and exposing her kids to the books and show she loved as a kid.
Favorite TV show: The Closer
Favorite movie: Star Trek
Favorite books: Jaran by Kate Elliot, Home Mountain by Jeanne Williams, Foreigner series by C.J. Cherryh, Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore, The Outsider by Penelope Williamson, Dark Horse by Michelle Diener, any sci-fi written by Julie Czerneda, and many, many more.

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Review by: James Jenkins on March 20, 2018 :
Great characters, plausible plot line, realistic scenarios.
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Review by: Nicholas Bridgman on Aug. 25, 2016 :
This interesting science fiction novel by Karen Reis follows the adventures of Captain Samantha Stone, an autistic ship’s captain, who takes on an attractive staff member for her ship, Andrei. Throughout the novel, Stone’s unique and unusual perspectives on life mix with brilliant insights, such as when she says “My personal opinion is simple: just be kind. Since I had no way of making people follow that advice, I just chose to think about things I could control, like my dinner.” Another insight is when Andrei remembers Samantha told him “‘everyone has some sort of disability or handicap or something about them, brought on by genetics or environment or tragedy.’” Coming from Samantha, this is a powerful reminder that as humans we all have problems we must face and overcome, whether diagnosed or not, incapacitating or otherwise. Along the way, Samantha and Andrei end up a couple, but have to take on a terrorist group that attacks different planets. In so doing, they discover what makes the love they have for each other so strong, even strong enough to overcome the limitations of Samantha’s disorder.
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Review by: Deborah Waller on Aug. 20, 2016 :
This is a brilliant book. I really enjoyed the characters and the plot.

I really hope this author will publish more in the future.
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Review by: Bobb B on June 27, 2016 :
Would have given more stars if possible.
As with the other reviews, cannot say much lest give away the story.
This is a must read, I have added it to my permanent library, this one will not be deleted.
Please do continue the saga, deserves a continuation.
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Review by: eva mader on June 02, 2016 :
lt is just awesome!!!!! love it!!! it is sooo great to read, the caracters are lovely and so likable, the storyline.... i just realy love everithing about this book except fort the ending! it would be perfect if it just went on and on and on until the end of time... ore maybe not quite that Long. :)
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Review by: Paul Koehn on May 20, 2016 :
nice work.. the autistic thing threw me at first, but the symptoms were very accurately portrayed and made for an excellent story..
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Review by: MRubingh on April 02, 2016 :
Beautiful. Original. Extremely well written. Top marks.
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Review by: Sgaona on Feb. 04, 2016 :
I really liked this story. It a sweet little love story that had a lot to say about....people. They're attitudes and prejudices, and also how people can accept and love.
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Review by: Mary Blackwell on Oct. 31, 2015 :
This was an amazing story, I was gripped by it. It started with the captain needing a first mate and at every step of the way I was intrigued by what would happen next. There was enough foreshadowing to keep me interested and not too much which would have been like spoilers.

It almost felt like Karen was slipping the background worlds and politics past me as without noticing it. when I needed background info to understand where we were with the plot, it was right there.

My only complaint is that it is finished and I may never know what happens to them next.

Sorry the review is a bit vague but I don't want to risk giving anything away as this is different from any scifi story I have read before.
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Review by: Mary Blackwell on Oct. 31, 2015 :
This was an amazing story, I was gripped by it. It started with the captain needing a first mate and at every step of the way I was intrigued by what would happen next. There was enough foreshadowing to keep me interested and not too much which would have been like spoilers.

It almost felt like Karen was slipping the background worlds and politics past me as without noticing it. when I needed background info to understand where we were with the plot, it was right there.

My only complaint is that it is finished and I may never know what happens to them next.

Sorry the review is a bit vague but I don't want to risk giving anything away as this is different from any scifi story I have read before.
(review of free book)

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