The award-winning author Charlie Jane Anders’ YA science fiction trilogy debuts with Victories Greater Than Death. A must-read was Victories Greater Than Death. There was a lot of anticipation among sci-fi enthusiasts because it was introduced to them fairly early on with a great cover and an intriguing summary.
You ask what it’s all about. In the novel Victories Greater Than Death, Tina is the human clone and reincarnation of the galaxy’s most brilliant and courageous alien leader. Tina’s narrative is told. Since birth, she has been waiting for the rescue beacon inside of her to go off because she has always known that her destiny is more significant than anything that any of her human companions could ever conceive. When it does, an exciting and fast-paced adventure that pits Tina, her closest friend Rachael, and some of the most intelligent teenagers on Earth against one another in an interplanetary conflict where they must fight to rescue the earth begins.
Readers were glued to their seats after learning this book’s idea! It features both good and evil aliens, a space war, and a task that is almost difficult to complete to rescue the world—everything a good science fiction book should have. It was a significant aspect of the narrative that drew readers to this book because Anders had included a varied and gender-fluid cast of heroes to tell this story.
The book’s central premise is an excellent spin on the traditional Chosen Onecentraly. Tina has spent her entire life living in the knowledge that she is the one who will save the galaxy and that she has been selected. Enters this adventure as a result without the discomfort that most stories about the chosen one tend to experience. But Anders continues, adding a further twist that lends Tina’s character a perilous edge. The heroes are forced to come up with a new strategy because Tina is the clone of a renowned space captain, and the memory retrieval procedure fails to provide the necessary personal recollections.