Jubilee

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Pub Date 13 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 21 Feb 2024

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In a lawless, artificial world existing within its own parallel universe there's a seething cesspool of vice ruled by an eccentric AI...

It was meant to be an in and out mission…

Jubilee is a lawless, artificial world existing within its own parallel universe; a seething cesspool of vice ruled by an eccentric AI.

So they say.

Detectives Col and Danee are sent to Jubilee on a hastily organised mission to recover the body of a leading conservative politician (someone it seems, has been a naughty boy). But the corpse has been switched and the imperilled partners are drawn together. They might be falling in love, or they might be saving the galaxy – either way the authorities will not be pleased.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing Independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction and fantasy. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices. Learn more about Flame Tree Press at www.flametreepress.com and connect on social media @FlameTreePress
In a lawless, artificial world existing within its own parallel universe there's a seething cesspool of vice ruled by an eccentric AI...

It was meant to be an in and out mission…

Jubilee is a lawless...

A Note From the Publisher

About the Author: Stephen K. Stanford grew up in the rural outer Melbourne suburb of Eltham, the eldest of five children in a sprawling artistic family. After dropping out of an Economics degree, he travelled to Europe on a one-way ticket and returned some considerable time later with an Italian wife – two children following rapidly thereafter.

About the Author: Stephen K. Stanford grew up in the rural outer Melbourne suburb of Eltham, the eldest of five children in a sprawling artistic family. After dropping out of an Economics degree, he...


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FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime / mystery / thriller categories. The list brings together fantastic new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Learn more about Flame Tree Press at www.flametreepress.com and connect on social media @FlameTreePress

FLAME TREE PRESS is the imprint of long-standing independent Flame Tree Publishing, dedicated to full-length original fiction in the horror and suspense, science fiction & fantasy, and crime /...


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ISBN 9781787588844
PRICE CA$21.95 (CAD)
PAGES 288

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Action packed fantasy thriller. Nice plot, humour and interesting characters. For me the pace slowed a little in the middle of the book, but I was glad I continued reading right to the exciting end. Thank you to Flame Tree Press and NetGalley for the ARC. The views expressed are all mine freely given.

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Stephen K. Stanford creates a great scifi mystery novel, it really shows how good the genre can be. I enjoyed the characters and that the mystery worked well overall. Each character worked together with the world and it was a joy to read.

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There are some clever ideas in Stephen Stanford’s Jubilee, as well as characters you can be sympathetic towards. For all the current tropes, however, I found the book curiously old fashioned, with some Golden Age sensibilities. I also found the first-person narrative to have a simplistic tone, which kept me from really engaging with the book. Pleasant and diverting bot no more.

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Sci fi with grimy characters, a love triangle, and cheek and sass to spare. The ending felt a little rushed to me but it was a great read.

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Jubilee
By Stephen K. Stanford
Thanks to Netgalley, for the ARC copy for an honest review.
'Jubilee' was full of action and fun. It is a great sci-fi action adventure with a bit of romance and would really recommend it. I am not really into the love triangle trope but it didn't really bother me so much in this novel.
Rating: 4 Stars

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Fun read with great action. The love triangle felt a bit forced at times and didn't add any tension, but otherwise didn't detract from the story too much.

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3.5/5

I’m conflicted about this one. “Jubilee” is undeniably an imaginative sci-fi adventure that I mostly enjoyed. However, I have a few reservations, particularly with the ending, which didn’t quite resonate with me, hence my decision not to rate the book higher. But it changes little; it’s an engaging book, with excellent futuristic ideas, solid characters, and explosive action.

Detectives Col and Danee embark on a hastily arranged mission to retrieve the body of a prominent conservative politician who, it seems, got naughty on Jubilee. They quickly discover that the body has been swapped, and the deceased’s identity will bring even more trouble. As the situation gets more complicated, an unexpected bond forms between them. Which is tricky since Col is already married and will need Danee’s help in rescuing his wife.

The adventure combines scientific intrigue, imaginative twists, and a touch of romance. Things get crazy. In other words, don’t let my rating stop you from giving it a chance. My reservations revolve around the ending, which, while not to my personal liking, is likely to appeal to the majority of readers.

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