Scifi Book Review: Local Star by Aimee Ogden

Sci-fi Book Review

Local Star
Author: Aimee Ogden
Publication Date: April 5 2021
Publisher: Interstellar Flight Press
Genres: Science Fiction
ShelvesFemale-authored, Female-fronted

Local Star was a decent read, but one that takes too long to get going and tries to do too much for such a short novella. I loved what Aimee Ogden did with queer, polyamorous relationships, even if the focal romance is hetero. The characters never have time to develop, though, making it hard to care about their struggles.

The sci-fi aspects, however, are where the story suffered most for me. There's a lot of introductory world-building that's never really explored, and the space opera potential is never realized. There's some interesting discussion about body modification, but even that's more focused on humanity and ethics than technology.

I feel like there's a solid novel laying beneath Local Star, but the story needs to be twice as long to do it justice.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀