GRIMSPACE by ANN AGUIRRE
**2008 PEARL NOMINEE - BEST SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY**
By all accounts, Sirantha Jax should have burned out years ago…
As the carrier of a rare gene, Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace—a talent which cuts into her life expectancy, but makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. But then the ship she’s navigating crash-lands, and she’s accused of killing everyone on board. It’s hard for Jax to defend herself: she has no memory of the crash.
Now imprisoned and the subject of a ruthless interrogation, Jax is on the verge of madness. Then a mysterious man breaks into her cell, offering her freedom—for a price. March needs Jax to help his small band of rogue fighters break the Corp monopoly on interstellar travel—and establish a new breed of jumper.
Jax is only good at one thing—grimspace—and it will eventually kill her. So she may as well have some fun in the meantime…
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"Gritty, thrilling ride of a woman's journey to discovering herself."
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted February 15, 2008
Sirantha Jax has a rare ability. Due to the J gene she has,
Jax is able to navigate through Grimspace. This is a highly
prized ability. So working for the Corp was pretty much a
given. Which is also why it's such a shock for Jax to find
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"A worthy beginning to a new romantic SF series"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted July 7, 2008
Sirantha Jax carries the rare J-gene which allows her to be
a Jumper, able to navigate spaceships through Grimspace, a
galactic by-pass which significantly reduces travel time
between two points in space. She works for the Farwan
Corporation also known as the Corp, which currently holds a
monopoly Read more...