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Joe Canzano
Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody
Joe Canzano, author
When outlaw Suzy Spitfire discovers her father was murdered after creating a super-duper artificial intelligence, she races across the solar system in search of the brain he built—but it’s a rough ride, and she’s soon forced to tangle with pirates, predators, and her father’s killer—as well as a man she thinks she can love. Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody is a smash-bang sci-fi adventure filled with action, intrigue, and a dose of dark humor.
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 6 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 7.50 out of 10


Plot: Canzano provides readers with a fast-paced plot that is a delightful blend of dark humor, gore, and action. The novel’s characters and storyline could easily be made into a film or graphic novel. The author explains his futuristic concepts by introducing them casually to readers, thus making them more realistic.

Prose: Canzano’s prose flows smoothly and is clean when it comes to grammar and mechanics, but certain terms and language are repeated to the point of distraction—and this detracts from the text.

Originality: Canzano’s novel contains elements of inspiration from films like Bladerunner, The Matrix, and Star Wars, but his characters and scenes are fresh and riveting.

Character Development: Canzano’s characters are the true treasure of this novel. From a hardened, fast-talking, butt-kicking female pilot protagonist to a newly-crowned female pirate captain, the colorful cast of characters provides readers with a diverse science fiction future.

Date Submitted: July 21, 2017