“Just finished Grimspace, a science fiction novel by Ann Aguirre. It was a pretty good read. I went out to buy the sequel, Wanderlust, after finishing.
I liked the concept of grimspace itself. It is an alternate dimension that can be used to travel vast distances in shorter time (similar to a wormhole in that respect). Navigators can jack in to see grimspace and pilots merge with them mentally so that they can gain the coordinates to fly said space to a destination beacon that links them up to their own dimension again.
The neat twist on this one is that navigators get addicted to jacking into grimspace and eventually die from it.
Jax, the female protagonist gets rescued from a mental facility after a bad crash on her last mission in order to pilot some renegades on a mission to start an academy for navigators free from Corp. control (the only people with access to navigators for now). Jax is gritty, foul mouthed, and haunted by the crash that changed her life.
All in all, this was a good read that was entertaining and unique.”
Gretchen wrote this review Wednesday, December 19, 2012.