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Alien Diplomacy (Alien 5) by Gini Koch

May 13, 2018 - 6:39 pm No Comments

Alien Diplomacy (Alien 5)
Author: Gini Koch
Publisher: DAW
Page count: 425pp
Release date: 3rd April 2012
Reviewer: Theresa Derwin

This fifth book in the ‘Alien’ series starts off with a bang and doesn’t stop.
As a bit of spoiler free background, the
Surcenthumain drug from a previous book changes people into something more, and as Ambassador Jeff Martini and his cousin Christopher had been given it without their knowledge, they have no idea what the side effects might be. There’s a history of monsters, and this has made Katherine (Kitty) Martini, pretty nervous but also great at kicking arse. She’s also more than human, but not quite alien, like her husband, as yet.
Officially, the ambassadors are from ‘American Centaurion’ a non-exinstant country. They’re really aliens, and there’s a whole bunch of them living in the open.
ACE is benevolent super consciousness living ‘in’ or with Gower.
If you havent read the previous books, there are catch up moments, but it will be confusing. As it is, there are so many characters and arcs now, it’s a little structurally like Game of Thrones.
What you basically have though, is conspiracy theory comedy SF with a great strong female lead who also faces regular challenges like motherhood and etiquette at the Embassy. As well as how to carry her glock and identify killers.
I love these books oka, they’re fast entertaining reads but can get a little confusing as to who is who at times.
However, the second I finished this one I was desperate to read the next.