Even if you haven’t read the novel Firebreak, you’re going to enjoy Nicole Kornher-Stace’s FLIGHT & ANCHOR: A FIREBREAK STORY

The freshly published FLIGHT & ANCHOR, Nicole Kornher-Stace’s return to the world of Firebreak, is attracting a lot of attention with glowing reviews from Books That Burn, Sarah Evermotion’s Book Thoughts, Kara Reviews, and Christina Pilkington on Instagram. Kornher-Stace is interviewed by Paul Semel and RetroRockets podcast. The author, herself, contributes essays for John Scalzi’s The Big Idea and Mary Robinette Kowal’s My Favorited Bit.

Flight & Anchor by Nicole Kornher-Stace
Cover by Elizabeth Story

The main storyline is both introduced and resolved, but for anyone who’s read FIREBREAK the question is much more how it’s going to end up the way it always had to, without much doubt as to what the conclusion will be. Even FIREBREAK has that feeling for anyone who has read ARCHIVIST WASP or LATCHKEY. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey, and I could read endless stories of 06 and 22, whatever shape that takes.

Books That Burn

I’d definitely recommend this for people who haven’t read Firebreak and for those who have. I think it’d be an interesting jumping in point, and for those who have read the full length novel it’d be a fantastic addition to 06 & 22’s stories. Evidently there are even more stories out there, and I’m excited to track those down and find out more!

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Sarah Evermotion’s Book Thoughts

I hadn’t read Firebreak, the novel that this novella is a loose prequel to, before I requested FLIGHT & ANCHOR from Tachyon on NetGalley. Normally I wouldn’t leap into an established world headfirst like this. However, I had a good feeling about this one. It is a standalone story that doesn’t require knowledge of Firebreak. Nicole Kornher-Stace’s writing is very intimate, very in-your-face, and the result is a slow-burn novella that has me wanting to read Firebreak for sure now.

Kara Reviews
“I’d recommend FLIGHT & ANCHOR if you like Stranger Things, dystopian world-building, human modification. An enjoyable read!”
Christina Pilkington