Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Finders Keepers by Linnea Sinclair

"Where's Khyris?"
"Being a pain in the ass somewhere, I imagine."
She laughed, completely surprised by the answer. "I
am on the Razalka?"
"You are."
“And yet you feel free to call your captain a pain in the ass?”

“I have known Khyrhis for more than twenty years. I think in that time I have gathered sufficient evidence to support my conclusion.”
“I could probably give you some more, if you need it."
“My file overflows.”

"I threw a replicating weemly into the comm pack," she told him as the monitors in front of her flickered to life. "It's keyed to Thren's ID, but it may activate on its own."
"A weemly?" He was delighted.
"It would ride on all outgoing messages, link into the receiving comm pack, and replicate again."
"And?" he prompted.
"The only thing they'd be able to see on their screens would be a copy of my potato-cheese casserole."
"Everyone has always enjoyed that casserole when I've served it," Dezi said.

An unusual combination of romance and science fiction, Finders Keepers tells the story of independent star freighter captain Trilby Elliot. While repairing her ship on the uninhabited planet of Avanar, Trilby is surprised to see an enemy ship crash. Bent on salvaging parts, Trilby sets off for the crash site fully expecting to find a dead body. Instead, she discovers a barely-alive Zafharin military officer in a the remains of the ‘Sko fighter ship. Strange. Trilby carries him back to her ship for medical treatment with the help of her ‘droid, Dezi.

Rhis Vanur is a typically arrogant Zafharin, but there’s something that just doesn’t fit about him. Why was he in an enemy fighter? Nobody survives being imprisoned by the ‘Sko. And, why doesn’t he act like a lowly major? Trilby’s intrigued but not willing to fall for another man who appears to be well above her station in life. She’s already made that mistake and suffered when it ended. And, yet, the attraction between them is undeniable. When Trilby’s friend goes missing and Rhis offers to help her, both become targets of the ‘Sko. Will they get out of this alive? And, will love win in the end?

Loads of fun, with a fascinating universe and believable lingo. I loved little things like the term “wogs and weemlies”, which meant something on the order of hidden data alterations that keep infiltrators from stealing information or taking over a ship.


Many humongous thanks to Angela, the blog galaxy's coolest chick, for sending me Finders Keepers!!!

I've met the author of Finders Keepers, Linnea Sinclair at a writer's conference, and heard her speak. She's very nice. You should definitely buy her books. Support nice writers! That's my new motto. Angela gave me Finders Keepers, but I'll definitely buy more.

Currently reading: God is an Englishman by R. F. Delderfield

Current bookmark: Cartoon character Ziggy standing in front of a glorious sunset, saying "Go God!"

Thinking about: The lyrics to the song "Brother's Keeper" by Rich Mullins:

Now the plumber's got a drip in his spigot
The mechanic's got a clink in his car
And the preacher's thinking thoughts that are wicked
And the lover's got a lonely heart
My friends aren't the way I wish they were
They are just the way they are

I just love that.

Off to the universe of Housework (not my favorite).


  1. Amazon keeps suggesting that book to me, but it never really spoke to me, but now... I will have to move it to my ever expanding wishlist

  2. So glad you liked it! And very cool that you got to meet her.

  3. kucki,

    I hate it when Amazon recommends things to me! I want friends to tell me a book is terrific, not some gigantic mega-business! LOL Glad it spoke to you. I think Finders Keepers is an excellent book. I was looking at the author's mySpace page, last night, thinking "I want THAT!" about the book she's got coming out next month. :)


    I just loved it. What a fun book! Thanks so much for sending it to me! It's been quite a while since I met Linnea and, in fact, I introduced her at the conference without bothering to ask her how to pronounce her name - and got it wrong. I can still feel my cheeks burning when I think about it, but she was a great sport and let it slide. :)

  4. Sounds like a great book! Angela reads a lot of good stuff.

  5. Bookfool, how fun for you to receive a good sci/fi book from the web's sci/fi chick. Sounds like a good one.

  6. Hey! That looks like Starbuck from (the new) Battlestar Gallactica!

  7. LOL.. Well, my lastname gets mispronounced all the time, but I'm used to it.
    She has a unique name, so I'm sure she didn't mind.

  8. Heather,

    I've gotten all sorts of great recommendations from Angela. I agree. :)


    I really, really enjoyed it. I was looking at Linnea's MySpace thing and thinking, "I want THAT!" about the book she's got coming out in February. And yes, of course, our Angela's a sweetie. :)


    Okay, haven't seen the new Battlestar Gallactica. I've got the 70's premier. Or, was it 80's? Anyway, I'm well behind. LOL


    I used to have that kind of name. Nobody could pronounce it the first time. But, Linnea is a beautiful name, even if you pronounce it wrong. LOL Even prettier the right way! My maiden name was just like talking with peanut-butter in your mouth. Glad those days are over!


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