Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Review: Space Junque (and free ebook)
The DOGs want to destroy the world. The gods want to make a new one. The trick is to survive both.
The world is on the brink of ecological cataclysm set off by the Oil Spill of 2010 and the Great Sea Level Rise of 2070. Hydroponics agronomist Char Meadowlark has become a recluse since her fiance was killed by a terrorist bomb and her twin sister Sky went underground to protect a top secret alternative energy project. Warned about an impending eco-terrorist attack, Char tries to get off planet, but the Defenders of Gaia strike while she's at the airport. Shuttle pilot Jake Ardri might offer her only hope.
When the DOGs' onslaught goes global and the material world threatens to implode, the ancient gods reemerge to take control over humanity. Through the ensuing chaos, Char must juggle two men, a world on fire, and a goddess with an agenda for a new world order.
Will there be any room for love in flagrante apocalypto?
Space Junque is the first book in the Apocalypto series. It's a short read – a novella set in the future. I've never read science fiction before, but this was pretty interesting. It's basically the end of the world and Char has to leave Earth. Since all of this is set off by the oil spill that happened in 2010, a real event, I think that makes this story that much more interesting. It's crazy to think about people actually living in space. It's a very imaginative story.
I really liked the character of Char. Her fiance was killed and she may never see her twin sister again. She has gone through a lot, her life is in danger, but she stays strong. She is rescued from this impending doom, and pushed into this crazy world of space. The story is quick paced, which I like, but I was a little overwhelmed with everything that was going on. I liked the little romance that falls into Char's lap. I thought Jake was a great character – I liked his sense of humor and thought he was good for Char.
This is definitely an action-packed book. It has some paranormal elements, a lot of danger, and some sad moments. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good story. Even if you're not a sci-fi fan, I'd still give this book a try. It's a short book, and will give you a preview of the author's writing style.
Posted by Tishia Mackey at 6:12 PM