If Barbary Station was a variant on the gothic novel in space (complete with a haunted house in the form of a space station), Mutiny at Vesta is a nested, layered series of capers in which Adda and Iridian work with limited resources and the pressure of time and other people’s competing priorities to pull off the damn-near impossible.
Stearns’s second space opera is heavy on rousing action scenes, political intrigue, and high AI weirdness…
– Publishers Weekly
The book truly is a blend of space opera and military sci fi, and consistently wriggles between the crew interactions and feeeeeelings, to command structures, heavily explained tech, and A.I. workspaces.
– J.S. Fields, author of Ardulum
Fans of space opera, female protagonists, and independent thinkers will enjoy this piece of science fiction…
Stearns writes measured, tense, and intense space opera, filled with a diverse selection of believable characters.
“An exhilarating mashup of Golden-Age widescreen and zeitgeist cool. Totally unexpected. More please!”
– Award-winning author Stephen Baxter
"This book is good fun. I really enjoyed this, and I bet you will, too."
– Ann Leckie, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Ancillary Justice
"Grabs you in chapter one and doesn't let go. This book is for everyone who ever wanted to be a space pirate."
– Mur Lafferty, Award-winning author of Six Wakes
"A super cool novel. It mixes unpredictable mysteries, a murderous AI, space battles, an awesome and fashionable Pirate Leader in Captain Sloane as well as a healthy dose of romance and found families...a blend of Die Hard and the Illuminae Files."
– Kirkus Reviews
"Strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut SF thriller."
– Library Journal
"A worthwhile finale to a fun SF adventure series."
– Kirkus Reviews