#SciFiMonth Book Review | “Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody” (Suzy Spitfire series, Book One) by Joe Canzano

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Acquired Book By: In February, 2020 Kimberley @ Caffeinated PR contacted me about the Suzy Spitfire series whilst asking me if I would enjoy being one of the book bloggers on her PR Team. The request arrived at a point in my life where I was seriously in need of a wicked good story to pull me out of the funk I was experiencing with my health and the afflictions associated with a bad Winter’s cold. The timing for me was perfect and as I read about Suzy Spitfire – the context of the story fit within what I enjoyed about the Urban Fantasy series October Daye by Seanan McGuire.

I joined the book blitz for showcasing the second novel in the Suzy Spitfire series whilst I requested the first novel to read and review in order to understand the author’s style, voice and the continuity of the series. I therefore received a complimentary copy of “Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody” in exchange for an honest review from the author Joe Canzano. I did not receive compensation for my opinions or thoughts shared herein.

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What truly attracted me to read #SuzySpitfire:

I heart #SciFiMonth | #RRSciFiMonth every November – but the last several years have been a bit of a mixed bag for me. Mostly as my migraines seem to derail *all!* efforts to read the stories I’ve selected for the month (see also this annoucement from 2019 wherein I barely touched the surface of what I disclosed) which is why I’m trying to start reading Sci Fi outside of November this year! (big smirks)

To be perfectly transparent – I was in the mood for an unlikely heroine adventuring in outer space and taking me on an adventure I didn’t realise I *needed!* in my life! lol A bit like how seeing “Star Trek: Enterprise” recently filled a need as well – we’ve just finished the fourth year and are saddened for the loss of episodes – except for 3x, one we skipped (the Detroit one) and two were just too weird for words to describe and had zero bearing on the series as a whole! (“through a glass darkly” – the mirror universe duology) I wanted to read a series COMPLETELY outside my zone of comfort – I wanted to tuck into her story and just have this wicked wild ride of reading a book which would give me a healthy respite from my backlogue, my illnesses and of course, the weight of current events! And, blessedly dear hearts – #SuzySpitfire filled that void for me!

As soon as I happily read the pitch about this series by Kimberly @ Caffeniated PR, I just *knew!* I had to sign on to spotlight #SuzySpitfire! This also marks my first blog tour with her blog touring company and I couldn’t be happier! I look forward to continuing my adventure with Suzy Spitfire this weekend but for now, let’s take a bit of a closer look at what you can expect to find in the sequel “Suzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus!” – by the by, is it me or does this series have the most brilliant titles!?

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#SciFiMonth Book Review | “Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody” (Suzy Spitfire series, Book One) by Joe CanzanoSuzy Spitfire Kills Everybody
by Joe Canzano
Source: Author via Caffeinated PR

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 science fiction adventure filled with action, intrigue, and a dose of dark humor.

Genres: Action & Adventure Fiction, Science Fiction, Space Opera

Places to find the book:

Add to LibraryThing

ISBN: 978-0990636564

Also by this author: Suzy Spitfire Kills And the Snake Eyes of Venus (Spotlight)

Also in this series: Suzy Spitfire Kills And the Snake Eyes of Venus (Spotlight)

Published by Happy Joe Control Books

on 2nd July, 2019

Format: POD | Print On Demand Paperback

Pages: 306

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The Suzy Spitfire Series:

Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody by Joe CanzanoSuzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus by Joe Canzano

Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody (book one)

Suzy Spitfire & the Snake Eyes of Venus (book two)

Published by: Happy Joe Control Books

Formats Available: Trade Paperback and Ebook

Converse on Twitter via: #SuzySpitfire, #ScienceFiction or #JoeCanzano

About Joe Canzano

Joe Canzano

Joe Canzano is a writer and musician. He lives in New Jersey, U.S.A., in a house with a basement where he usually stays. Occasionally he leaves the basement and visits the kitchen.

He likes to write absurd comic fantasy and fun science fiction.

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a note about my initial reactions to Suzy spitfire:

Ever since my copy of “Suzy Spitfire Kills Everybody” arrived by #bookpost, I’ve been finding myself wickedly charmed by Suzy herself! As soon as I cracked open the spine on #SuzySpitfire – let’s just say, I found myself wickedly delighted by this kickin’ heroine for harrowing times! She has an attitude which reminded me of October Daye (see also review) and the tone of the story itself is edgy but upbeat in a way where you can appreciate the snark with the humour because Suzy Spitfire isn’t the kind of gal who takes life sitting on her bum! She gets out there and pushes through incredible odds to get things done! She frankly arrived at a perfect moment for me to get addicted to a new Spacer adventurer whose going to give me hours of fierce enjoyment just to tag along with her journey!

-as previously shared on the spotlight for Suzy Spitfire and the Snake Eyes of Venus

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A note about the characters in Suzy Spitfire’s world:

Each of these characters are quintessential to the experience of reading about Suzy Spitfire’s life and world – as they each offer different portals of influence and insight into what makes or breaks her sense of self, normality and the curious ways in which sometimes the world is banked against your own odds to survive. The interesting bit is how each of them are not just well drawn out in their own rights but how each of them get the chance to give keen insight into their personal lives and the choices they feel are their own to make – right or wrong or somewhere betwixt and between. In alternating sequences and/or chapters, Canzano allows you to dig a bit deeper into these characters’ and see whom they are – the good, the bad and the indifferent all co-merged together in an honest portrait of how we’re merely intersecting within a short timeline of their life.

I personally love character driven stories and this one is a beaut because of how Canzano layered his plot and gave us such a hearty goldmine of character development to savour as we read!

Suzy Spitfire: Her name speaks volumes about her personality – she inks out confidence and her temperament is fuelled by action. She’d rather act than converse about semantics of theory or thought; as with Suzy, everything is black and white; no grey areas. She acts on impulse as much as emotion and if you cross her, I’d consider yourself already gone because she doesn’t forgive easily (if at all).

Aiko: A true scientist on the level that he doesn’t see the harm or danger in what he is working on and he only looks towards the greater purpose of creating new tech the world has yet to see functioning. In his world, Science comes above all us and it is Science which he gives his life.

Ricardo: Similar to Suzy herself, I felt Ricardo was masking his truer intentions and reasons behind helping Suzy. He just didn’t come off as a hero who was seeking someone to rescue; especially considering his day job contacts. Even his sister made him suspect because of her own talents. Something told me Ricardo was going to have some surprises for Suzy along the route they would take together to solve the mystery itching at Suzy’s mind to resolve.

Maria: The sister of Ricardo – who has the chops to be in medicine but isn’t officially trained. Part of you question the role she played in the safe house when Suzy wasn’t in residence. For someone that well trained and yet without the proof of their knowledge, you had to question, what do they do exactly then?

Suzy’s Mum (Jane) and Grandmother (Jenny): Despite the arduous situation they’re living through and the fact they haven’t a clue about what Suzy intends to do or don’t do, they have a singular solidarity about them that is wicked brilliant to read about because they elude to having much more courage than they feel. You really want what their going through not to be the reason they lose their hope or what will break their will. It is guttingly realistic and sombering realising that they’re left behind whilst Suzy tries to save the day especially as they have to contend with Blurr!

Blurr: I honestly didn’t like this bloke from the first moment I heard of him – the more I learnt about Blurr the more I want to jump on the starship with Suzy and put as much distance from him as I can handle happening. Yet part of me was curious wondering what he was personally hiding as he just didn’t behave as a muscle man or as a corporate bloke who followed the SF rules and regs. Until of course it suited his interests; there was something weird going on between him and Suzy’s Mum and grandmother; something just felt off about how he was treating them when he visited making enquiries about Suzy and the AI tech her father created. He’s a complete rat, mind you, but something was fuelling his rattiness if you follow my gist?

Banks: Unlike Blurr, Bank had a conscience about his work and the ethics which drove him to do his job as best he can without compromising his own soul to get it done. He had a loving wife who was also doing good in her community; the key issue is they were both working against a system that effectively was not held to the same standard of ideals they shared as a couple. Where Blurr blurred the lines between moral and ethical routes of doing his job, Banks took the opposite view about it all and tried to see the people and the causes of their duress to break the rules of law rather than to see them all as a criminal class. Blurr also was a power hungry climber whereas Banks wanted to do the job well and make an honest living to fund his wife’s work. The differences between them is staggering and it wasn’t just their personalities either – as Banks had a compassionate soul whereas I felt Blurr’s heart was too black to feel anything anymore.

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my review of suzy spitfire kills everybody:

Any woman who has to enter a pub or a bar packing heat is someone who has the kind of life most would shy away from living themselves. Not Suzy Spitfire, though! She walks into a place with the assurances of her keen understanding of how real life can get and how you need to be prepared for the unexpected; even if you’re in a place which seems benign, danger can lurk in hidden shadows and take you unawares! I was further intrigued when she made the internal comment “not my cuppa” about the aesthetic of this side of the towne – made you more curious about the kind of place she’d like to hang and where she seeks to unwind.

Yet, if you asked me – she worked the room almost too late to notice the bloke who was smitten with her entrance! The easy exchanges she shared with Ricardo gave her a sense of familiarity to ride the edges of society and still be confidently cool about the disclosures she was giving; even in jest. He kept rhythm with her and the two of them gave me a lot of smirks for how they tap danced round the ease of their flirty conversation whilst giving a nod to being two of a kind in how they look at life. Of course, this was short-lived as apparently her absentee father’s assistant in arms Aiko needed to speak to her and talk about her Dad in a way that disarmed Suzy; putting her into an insta-funk with her anger simmering. This all happened before the authorities burst into the place and all heck ensued whilst Aiko and Suzy tried to remain a) conscience and alive and b) sort out a path out of the fray and back into the freedom they were enjoying before the bullets flew!

Right after we survived the firefight, we find ourselves with Ricardo (the flirty bloke held a lot of cards up his sleeves!), his sister Maria and this underground oasis which even I smelt a rat about being uber safe and untouchable; it just didn’t vibe well with the fact Suzy and Aiko needed to stay several leagues ahead of the authorities and keep moving rather than staying stationery. I also agreed with Suzy, people like Ricardo always have a hidden card to play – they might seem like their revealling their intentions but if their smart, they hold something back you might find you’ll regret lateron!

In the midst of unknowns, I liked how Canzano broached the tech of AI into the foreground – getting Aiko to reveal a bit more about his tech project which uncovered the ability to create a hybrid variant of AI tech using human bio-engineering and Neuroscience techniques, insights and practices. It was quite incredible on one hand – self-evolving AI to where the AI itself could re-write what is theoretically impossible for standard AI to achieve whilst giving a strong layer of pause about the implications of what a self-knowing AI could do in the real world. When AI can consume information at an increased speed of understanding and processing than a human, where are the lines in the sand with not having technology outsmart the inventors who created them? Or in other words, where is the balance between humanity and technology and what are the safeguards when all the cautionary lines are crossed, erased or obliterated?

What complicates the situation for Suzy is her grief and anguish about her sister Trish which is tied into her angst stemming from her father’s stubborn focus at work and his inability to help the family when they needed him the most. He wasn’t around when things took critical turns for the family and this is something which reverberates within the angst of Suzy Spitfire. She holds him accountable to what he erred in judgement as much as what he produced at his job – her current nightmare with Aiko after all is hinged to their AI project and development of tech which could get people killed just for safeguarding it. For Suzy, her self-disciplined training had taught her to keep herself isolated from others and to never trust without reasonable doubt was erased. Ever since she met-up with Aiko and Ricardo she was chucking all her personal safeguards and ‘rolling with it’. Something told me that if she kept up that pace she was going to pay a price worse than her rep would get her with the SF officers!

Seeing Suzy twisted in doubt about what she should do with Aiko’s main problem was coming from a girl who cared deeply about her family and wanted to do right by them whilst countering the choices which would re-shift the balance of AI technology. Aiko for his part I don’t believe realised how desperate Suzy was to be the one to rescue her grandmother nor did he realise that sometimes when you ask someone a favour when their going through a personal crisis, you might not want to hear their honest response to said favour!

Suzy Spitfire might be hard as brass and bold as ice but she still has a heart – she takes the death of those she cares about deeply hard and seeing her grieving again so soon after we’ve met her and learnt of her story was chilling. More to the point it brought up something I think even she was starting to realise – there is much more to her father’s work than she first realised and whatever that led to it was going to get her into some tricky, er, murky waters for the foreseeable future! You felt for her and yet, you knew she had to find the strength to carry-on, as what better way to rise through the ashes of loss than to turn your angered grief into something more useful?

Ricardo was a hard nut to crack, harder than even Suzy if you can believe that! He is definitely someone who tries to see a way through his set of circumstances through a slim shot at freeing himself from a life he never owned as his own. The interesting bit is his loyalty to Maria (his sister) and her to him (especially in how she disabled Suzy before Suzy knew what hit her!) but his disloyalty to the person he was employed which for me, felt like a churning wake of future trouble! Suzy has enough to juggle with the SF officers tracing her whereabouts and insinuating to her Mum and grandmother if they try to dilute the truth about Suzy and their reasons for seeking her out they’d be consequences for them – to where you wonder how Suzy functions on any given day with the guilt stacking against her chest!

And, yet,.. you get caught inside this clattering of chaos – of chasing after Suzy as she’s dodging one infuriatingly caustic danger after another and trying to find her path out of the chaos itself. It is hard to know whom you can trust in this high stakes world and I love how Suzy relies most on her memories and her conscience – she has self-checks within her that keep her on the edge and keep her motivated to stay alert like a cat would in the dark! I felt it gave her a chance to survive but it also gave her an interesting set of perspectives about people who might seek to take something from her she was not willing to give them. I personally felt she was banking against her own welfare in order to save her grandmother; there was a selfless kind of motivation within Suzy and you had to admire her for it.

I reached the point of no return – if Chapter Eleven (see Fly in the Ointment section) gave me pause, it was Chapter Fifteen which convinced me I should have quit reading this as soon as the secret Suzy was harbouring was known. Not that the secret turnt me off the story – it wasn’t that exactly but from that moment forward, I felt a shift. Hard to pin down – I mean, I liked the bolder strokes of how Canzano wrote this novel, how he allowed us to get cosy comfortable with a bold as brass character like Suzy Spitfire but then, as the story felt and sounded more street and vulgarly turnt blunt – I must admit, I was losing my affection for knowing how this ends.

My key issue is Blurr – for me his character has no redeemable reason to read his journey – his heart has blackened against humanity to the brink he cannot even understand his own actions and thoughts anymore. He even second guesses himself and instead of seeking ways to redeem what little he has left of human decency in him, he encourages himself to pursue the opposite course. I get the fact for every hero and heroine you need conflict and you need dramatic upheaval but this story went from a kickin’ alternative Space Opera adventure into a kaleidoscope of Dark Cyberpunk’esque Spacer Adventure. And, I’m just not that kind of reader. I need Light within my Darkness – I need more Hope than desperate despair and to be brutally honest, the vibe turnt more Dystopian than what I expected out of a Spacer story.

Canzano had me hooked with his backstory about Suzy and her family; he convinced me to hang on for his descriptive narrative arc (minus the heavy handling of vulgarity which I honestly felt the story could handle to be diminished) and I was even ‘there’ for the curious way in which Suzy’s life kept spinning and spiralling out of control! Whilst at the same time, she was faltering to understand what was drawing her closer to Ricardo and how her relationship with him was going into places she never felt she’d tread. I was convinced I could handle this story because there was enough heart within how Canzano breathed life into it to get me to rally behind Suzy… Unfortunately for me, he made some choices along the route towards securing the destination of Suzy’s journey in Space which left me questioning why I hadn’t quit this novel sooner. And, for those reasons I had to opt out and admit, despite the positives, this story will forever remain a DNF for me.

Fly in the Ointment:

Content and Language:

I can usually overlook a few tersely strong bouts of language which makes my skin itch in a novel but apparently strong language is Suzy Spitfire’s personal jam of preference when it comes to expressing herself; which is alright, she’s one intense chick but the writing was seriously strong and I felt all the ‘extras’ in regards to the vulgarity choices weren’t adding to her vibe but rather distracting from her natural influence and capacity to draw a reader into her orbit. I felt the language was okay if it was sprinkled a bit less heavily into the context of the storyline because what shined more was the brilliantly quirky style of Canzano! I wish almost for less strong words just to breathe in the brilliance of how he wrote a kickin’ bout of fierceness into the niche of Space Opera where you get to run head to head with a renegade who wins you over at first sight!

Content Warning:

I used to read war dramas quite frequently until I came across Citadel which involved a lot of sequences of war trauma and abuse; some of which were outright tortuous in nature and I realised my days of reading the grittier side of war and the dramas set within the war years was being extinguished from my readerly life. Therefore, although I know about those kinds of scenes and sequences, I do not actively seek out stories which involve intense scenes which have any kind of torture or violence within them on that level because I know my limitations.

There is a scene involving Blurr and Banks and a suspect in Chapter 11 which is uncomfortable to read due to the nature of Blurr’s interrogation. The only reason I was able to get through it is because Canzano had the grace not to make it worse than it was and basically used that scene to show that Blurr has no remorse about his actions and he is living his life as if he is judge and jury combined against anyone he feels he has the power to influence an outcome. If anyone is morally grey it would be Blurr! I felt for Banks in that scene because I think until then his eyes were closed to his colleagues methods and now that they were open, how would he choose to move forward?

I also knew – if this was a foreshadow of scenes yet to come and if those became more intensely difficult to read – this novel would soon turn into a DNF for me. I moved into Chapter 12 hopeful this was the worst that would happen and the rest of the story would be built round Suzy trying to outwit Blurr and get to the ending I was hoping I’d find.

Also, I suspected and guessed correctly the secret Suzy was harbouring and why it is an important part of the puzzle when it comes to why Suzy “kills everybody” if you look at the title from a different perspective. I knew there was a story behind the title,.. how could there not be? However, part of this secret could be considered a trigger warning for some readers as this involves rape and the domestic violence within families which goes unnoticed and unchecked. This is not depicted in-scene and is only referenced about in the story but evenso I felt I should mention it due to the nature of what is involved.

on the speculative & science fiction writing styling of joe canzano:

What makes Suzy Spitfire a winning character are the exact same attributes you’d find in an October Daye novel – their both brashly honest, brutally independent to a fault and they have this fierceness about them which both intrigues the men round them and sometimes intimidates them as the same time! Canzano has a lot of wit and satire kind of humour to share with you, too. He has this no holds bar sensibility about how he approached writing the Suzy Spitfire series and you get so wrapped up in keeping pace with Suzy, you barely notice the dizziness you have about keeping up with the technology in this crazy fast-paced world and also noticing a few signature inclusions which make this familiar to read without ever visiting this world prior til now.

He has good timing when it comes to pacing – his delivery (through forward motion sequencing and dialogue) keeps you on the edge (along with Suzy!) and makes you want to continue turning the pages if only to see what fantastical way Suzy is going to engineer a way out of the latest pickle she’s found herself inside! Not that its always her fault, mind, but somehow, someway she finds trouble or it finds her and that’s when all the rules about how to deal with those situations goes out the proverbial window!

I liked how Canzano didn’t assault your mind with a lot of Science Fiction technology to where you felt you were reading a densely entombed Hard SciFi story either – he took the approach Czerneda (of my beloved #theclanchronicles) wherein, he gives you a reason to stay with his characters and makes you feel why they are doing what their doing even before you understand their lives and their choices therein! I love when Science Fiction combines both Soft and Hard principles of the genre – where you can be super geeky on the tech and science bits but also keep the societal bits important as well.

Let’s be real though – what makes this story so dearly entertaining is how action packed this adventure becomes as soon as your running alongside Suzy Spitfire! Her life isn’t a walk in the country – she has to keep on her toes, still vigilant about her intuition, trust her gut at all costs and be the heroine of her own story! Canzano accelerates the pace by placing you in harm’s way right alongside Suzy every step of her path towards better understanding the AI legacy her father gave the world. And, for Suzy that meant whatever came after her meeting with Aiko was going to take every ounce of her strength to overcome and to fight for what was right even if the truth was harder to swallow than she first realised.

#FuellYourSciFi Elements of Loveliness:

→ Holograms and Holographic wait staff

→ AI technology and Neuroscience with Hybrid human to AI tech

→ Seriously interesting weaponry for Space Opera

It was interesting I felt about the usage of holograms to replace key persons of wait staff – especially as in Suzy’s world, they are modified to be the person most likely to appeal to you to see waiting on you with more or less disastrous results because how can an AI piece of tech know to whom you’d be keen to convo with about a food or drink order?

I’ve been following the progress of AI technological research for a long time now (long before the film AI hit theaters) as it is a pursuit of Science in the background of nearly all Science Fiction books and films for decades on end. Even Disney pursued it a bit with “Smart House” – combined with the latest late night talk show interviews with real-life robots who are communicating their own thoughts and views as they make their rounds on the circuits engaging with audiences and hosts alike; some of whom have had startling things to say which were not planned (or thought to be) at all. I loved the thread of interest Canzano added into the Suzy Spitfire series about AI tech and the tightrope effect of its effects on both humans and the forward motion of advancing technology to the brink of where we’re closer to “Bicentennial Man” than people realise as once AI is self-actualising they have gained their sentient freedom.

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And, remember dear hearts:

IF you’re in the need for some kickin’ wicked Sci-Fi,
due take notice of #SuzySpitfire! Just be cautious if the reasons I had to step out of this novel are more suited to your own readerly sensibility – as quitting this novel was the hardest choice for me because I truly wanted to see Suzy Spitfire come out on top of all the chaotic firestorms she was being consumed by,…

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I was meant to read & review this novel in adjacent to my spotlight for the sequel of the Suzy Spitfire series back in March. However, due to different reasons – March became a very difficult month for me & April was the month I felt so numb I don’t even remember what I read!

March as you may or may not recall was the month both my parents end up in the ER with medical emergencies and with Mum it was with a potential TBI after a bad accident. Thankfully she was cleared and recovered after several months in full but the month itself felt like a washout in regards to reading & focusing on my reading queues. Thereby I kept ‘waiting’ to get re-enthused about reading this year… took me quite a long while to feel motivated & also anchoured into the stories again.

I hadn’t realised it would take until #SciFiMonth to celebrate Suzy Spitfire’s world but I am thankful I could talk about her whilst everyone was seeking their #nextreads in Sci Fi!

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A bit late in the year to finish reading SUZY SPITFIRE but what a READ!

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I am self-educated through local libraries and alternative education opportunities. I am a writer by trade and I cured a ten-year writer’s block by the discovery of Nanowrimo in November 2008. The event changed my life by re-establishing my muse and solidifying my path. Five years later whilst exploring the bookish blogosphere I decided to become a book blogger. I am a champion of wordsmiths who evoke a visceral experience in narrative. I write comprehensive book showcases electing to get into the heart of my reading observations. I dance through genres seeking literary enlightenment and enchantment. Starting in Autumn 2013 I became a blog book tour hostess featuring books and authors. I joined The Classics Club in January 2014 to seek out appreciators of the timeless works of literature whose breadth of scope and voice resonate with us all.

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