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We were a little concerned when we first arrived in Billings and saw a pickup with a rifle in the back window and a bumper sticker that read ...
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Shoot an Out-of-Stater
Fortunately we haven't had to use our finely honed bullet-dodging skills. Instead we found Montana to be filled with great people and awesome scenery.
Montana has been and continues to be a great adventure for us. God has blessed us in many ways -- six beautiful children and many wonderful friends. It's also a great place to be a writer.
But I don't recommend it for anyone else. Stay where you are in your concrete jungles. Suck in that air that you can see before you breathe it. Buy deadbolts for your doors. Maybe even pick up a guard dog.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book caught my attention from the very beginning. The main character Matthew Wallace has been through so much in his life. He has suffered through loss and in his adult life is trying to fight for his wife's illness and find her help to keep her alive. While all the while trying to keep peace with the humans and the warriors of the planet Altair.
There are so many things I could say about this book, but I don't think there's enough space to write it. I can't wait for the rest of this series!!!!!
From that tender age of six, he lives with families in the Marshal's Service. So naturally he becomes a Marshal. But, he hasn't forgotten that fateful day. Matt's anger at the Ananke people has grown into pure hatred. Unfortunately, his vow not to return to the 'Healing Planet' is pushed aside when his wife is stricken with cancer. Making the long journey back to where he lost his parents is difficult for Matt but the want to cure his wife is greater.
Upholding the Marshal law of punishment and justice for everyone regardless of money, human or not has made Matt's reputation precede him. When he arrives on Altair, the doctor in charge of the medical unit which carries out the life-saving treatment, and the senior deputy marshal meet him. However, the senior deputy feels slighted that he wasn't made marshal and shows his dislike of Matt. Taking it in his stride, Matt shows him and the other marshal's whose in charge. Whilst his wife receives the much needed treatment, his daughter goes exploring, closely followed by the family robot called Roy and Matt makes it known how he expects the marshal service to be run.
Unbeknownst to the new marshal of Altair, there are things taking place that have a sinister air about them. Will Matt find out what they are? Are the cures the doctor offers truly legitimate and what are the Ananke people plotting?
From the unassuming opening pages that quickly turns to a horrific incident, Morey's science-fiction series is compelling from the get go.Read more ›
I just finished the first installment of this serial & I like it. No spoilers but there's something sinister going on in Dr. Barkman's research & treatment theatre. Now to the characters. I really love Roy. Also Kari & Lydia were enjoyable & I think it'll be interesting to see how their relationship plays out. Matt & Lewis are definitely going to take a bit for the bromance to get going but I like Matt's evenness to Lewis's unease. And Sherrie, our teen who is missing a boy she liked, just got her mother back & is looking for a friend, will probably be stirring things up too. Though, I do want her to be nicer to Roy. Poor Roy. This all has the makings of good tension, so I look forward to reading the next.
I'll update the installments as I go along.
Overall the story moved pretty good, the only problem is some of the climactic moments seemed to wrap up too fast and not with the same care given the rest of the story.
BUT... like I said, overall it moved along and keeps your interest and is a good read. I'll look forward to more from this author.
I have little doubt that such jumps are entirely a fault of the format; it takes far less time to state that something was done... than to write out the actions as those actions progress. I wouldn't mind seeing this story re-addressed and expanded upon with those gaps filled in.
Another side effect of the format is that lots of questions are posed about the cultures and reality of many of the players involved. Case in point: "The Visitors." Why are they so important? Why does everybody fear them? What exactly is the Council? Why does the Council matter? Many of the questions ultimately go unanswered... which left me with a hollow feeling. There is a large difference between withholding information for the sake of creating mystery or leaving options open; and quite another between leaving questions of motivations completely un-addressed. This, separation of "Information" and "Answer" is highlighted in one of the final standoffs. To try and keep this spoiler free, a villain in the book connects getting caught for one hostile and illegal action... as being caught for a completely different and separate illegal action... and ties it together with a comment about fear and ignorance preventing scientific advances. If that actually sounds confusing...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The characters are well developed and draw the reader into the story. Unexpected twists and turns hold readers' interest.
Recommended for more than science fiction fans.
The story has a good pace to it and I like the fact that in the end the good prevail... but it was like a short movie, I believe there could have been more development of the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ceci Utrilla
Believable parallels of our present time are discussed including, but not limited to, the privileged class with an elitist sense of entitlement, abuse of power from the government... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sojourn
It was kind of cute, but had some annoying errors in referencing the incorrect characters a few times.. Over all I wouldn't read it again but it was worth the $5 I paidPublished 9 months ago by Deb in Reno
A good story although it lacked something in the end. My feeling was that it was finished somewhat in a hurry.Published 9 months ago by Hristo Dokov
An enjoyable read, could have been more challenging. Loved the robot !Published 10 months ago by Patricia E. Williams
I never read any of the serial versions. When I saw the title I had a gut instinct that it was something special. You will like the characters. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Phil Leininger
Sometimes, you need a really good story teller to help you get a break from the insanity going on around you in today's world!Published 10 months ago by Peter Anthony Roland (PARoland)
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|Discuss Episode One of "The Outer Rims"||
So far so good. I like my SF to resemble the movies of 1950-1960s, original star trek and lost in space. As I read first episode, I had that feeling. Not much of a cliffhanger at the break, but I am intrigued by the plot so far. Interesting use of missionaries and I wonder if faith will play a... Read More
Feb 23, 2013 by D. Beirne | See all 8 posts
|Discuss Episode Four of "The Outer Rims"||
Certainly left everyone sitting in a high level of this suspense. Nice development of Roy as a character but the other characters could use a little work. I don't feel any particular affinity for any of them.
Apr 4, 2013 by Amazon Customer | See all 10 posts
|Discuss Episode Three of "The Outer Rims"||
Still enjoying this book. The third segment came this morning and I have already have finished it. A week is so long to wait !!!!
Mar 20, 2013 by I really enjoy this one. | See all 8 posts
|Discuss Episode Five of "The Outer Rims"||
Last episode, D. Beirne commented on the issue of the ethics of the transplants. Interesting that in this newest episode, Matt is dealing with the ethics of his position. His wife is being cured by this doctor (though really by Kari), but the doctor is also a murderer. I like the way he deals... Read More
Apr 20, 2013 by Jennifer Evans | See all 4 posts
|Discuss Episode Two of "The Outer Rims"||
I AM hooked. Great read that pulls you into the episode. No sleep tonight. You are there! Onthe planet
Mar 5, 2013 by Garfang | See all 6 posts
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