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Red Sails in the Fallout: A D&D Gamma World Novel (Dungeons & Dragons; Gamma World) Mass Market Paperback – July 5, 2011
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For the furphobic previous reviewer... it isn't sexual, nothing in this novel is sexual or "furry" in the sense you are implying. The underwear is a running gag as is the pouch thing, it's about as sexual as seeing the three stooges drop their pants and you see they are wearing polka-dot underwear. If this novel bothers you, you need to stop reading science-fiction and fantasy right now because the genre is rife with much, much worse. Heh much worse... indeed.
Characters are believable though many people may have to look up what the main character's species is, quolls aren't too commonly known outside of australia I imagine.
Scenario of the story works well with a desert town losing its water source. For a post apocalyptic setting, that one is always believable. It does take a few meanders here and there and the ending is a bit abrupt, but I liked it.
There is a fair amount of rump based humor, which is always welcome, as are the less obvious portions where the jokes or jabs are more subtle, for a given value of subtle. From food based humor to science, there's a bit of fun throughout the journey.
It's hard to not give anything away when writing one of these. If you don't like the review, well, I tried.
Anyway, as far as THIS book goes. What a fun read. Fast paced. Interesting characters. I love some of the misconceptions the characters have about the pre-holocaust world.
Red Sails in the Fallout is a stand-alone novel as well as the second book released in the new Gamma World line of novels. The first novel in the Gamma World line is Sooner Dead by Mel Odom. These novels are not connected. Gamma World is a real world post-apocalyptic setting of Dungeons and Dragons. Paul Kidd has written a few other Dungeons and Dragons based novels; White Plume Mountain, Descent into the Depths of the Earth, and Queen of the Demonweb Pits for the Greyhawk novel line and Council of Blades for the Forgotten Realms series The Nobles. He has written a number of original work as well; Mus of Kerbridge, A Whisper of Wings, Lace and Steel, The Rats of Acomar, Fey, Dreamscape, Lilith Petal Storm, Neue Europa, and The Fangs of K'aath and its sequel Guardians of Light. He as also written a few short stories that have appeared in Dragon Magazine. Red Sails in the Fallout was released July 2011 and published by Wizards of the Coast LLC.
Xoota was just a simple scavenger looking for old parts that she could sell back in Watering Hole. However, all that changes when the humanoid quoll bumps into a humanoid rat deep into the desert wasteland of Australia. The rat, Shaani, tells Xoota that she's out here for science as she continues to dig deep into the sand, uncovering a ship. But trouble soon follows, and the duo barely make it out alive and decide to head back to Watering Hole. On the way, more trouble arises and they are saved by a swarm of earwigs calling themselves Wig-wig. Shaani invites the swarm to come with them to Watering Hole and now the trio head off. Upon arriving, something isn't quite right. The towns only means of survival, a well, has been contaminated by salt.Read more ›
After the initial part of the book, which serves to have these three meet each other, they, along with Benek, a racist Pure Human, leave on an adventure to save their town from dehydration and find a base Benek is looking for that is supposed to hold hundreds of cryogenecally sealed human women that he plans to mate with.
...and that is where the story really kicks in. Everything leading up to that is fun, but now, the adventure truly begins.
Great read, and as ever, a great effort by Kidd. Hopefully, he plans to write a few more Gamma World books...then again, i wouldn't mind seeing more of Justicar either. :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really loved this book. Love the Gamma world setting. I am dying while I wait for something new in this genre!Published 10 months ago by Roswise
A funny adventure through a radio active, mutant filled world.Published 12 months ago by Regina Joyner
I enjoyed the author's Greyhawk trilogy (White Plume Mountain, Descent into the Depths of the Earth, Queen of the Demonweb Pits) for the fun characters, so I read this one as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Carl Rigney
My first Gamma World novel and it really brings this "wacky" world to life. It is really a shame that there are only two novels available in this setting.Published 18 months ago by Alex Revesz
This book was a fun read. It was funny, light hearted never taking itself to seriously. I would love to read more.Published 23 months ago by Zach
Paul Kidd seems to have a whole book on using action followed or preceded by the speach of the person doing that action. Read morePublished on April 12, 2014 by John Cleary III
If you were a fan of old school Gamma World or AD&D then you are going to love this book! Wish Kidd would write more with these characters.Published on January 15, 2014 by R. Maxwell Foster
I'm not going to do a huge review on this book. Let's just put it this way: I'm a huge fan and long time player of Gamma World, up to 4th Edition (the real one, not that crap 4e... Read morePublished on August 8, 2013 by Devin Ellenwood
Paul Kidd always creates solid characters and puts them together in interesting ways. There's lots of comedy, as usual for him, but also lots of drama. Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by Pastshelfdate