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- Print Length: 268 pages
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- Publisher: Hamgee University Press; 1 edition (December 17, 2015)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B017O8S6WY
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Highly individual fun with great characters and a fast plot. Loved reading this, another hit from a superb writer.
It's only because I've read the K'Barthan series that I chose to read more from this author... I've got to be honest and say I wasn't attracted to the title and book cover. However, now that I've read the story they make complete sense.
If you are looking for humour, a heroine and a thoroughly enjoyable read then you won't go wrong by downloading this book :)
The earth is going to be destroyed because humans are not considered sentient. Andi has to prove to the giant lobster aliens that earthlings are worth saving, but the very evily insane main leader is determined to colonize the planet to assure his fame. There is a lot of goo to sludge through.
The story follows a human girl whose telepathic abilities are sufficiently developed for a representative of an alien race that look like giant cockroaches—yeah, kind of yukky—to declare her sufficiently sentient to warrant saving the human race from genocide via a directed meteor strike. The aliens are looking for a planet to colonise—aren’t they all!—and the earth is perfect, except that the alien’s moral code prevents them from colonising a planet populated by a sentient species. The report saying that humans are sentient, however, is ignored, and someone is nudging a meteor large enough to wipe out the human race onto a collision course. The human girl’s job, assisted by her alien friends, is to find out whose doing the nudging and nudge the meteor in a different direction.
Of course the odds are stacked against them—as you’d expect in any self-respecting B movie—but the interest comes in how the story plays out, and putting the silliness of the alien cockroaches aside, I found that I couldn’t predict the events or the creative solutions our girl hero came up with.
I did find some poor punctuation, but not enough to bother the ordinary reader. It could do with another proofread though.
In summary, if you like sci fi spoofs, you’ll probably enjoy this one, because it’s a good example of the genre, but if you’re looking for something substantial, then this is not the book for you.
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Andi Turbot is a London college student who does standup comedy in her spare time. She would never think of herself as a science fiction heroine. She has a friend named Eric with whom she has a close, platonic relationship. When Eric reveals that he is extraterrestrial, she doesn’t believe him at first. Then he drops his disguise and turns into a seven-foot, lobster-shaped alien covered in Marmite-scented goo. He informs her that a meteor is on a collision course with Earth. She is left with two choices. Convince Eric’s superiors that her homeworld is worth saving or escape and do it herself. With political intrigue that rivals humanity’s, neither will be easy.
M. T. McGuire’s novel is a lighthearted romp in through old science fiction tropes. There are strange aliens that are somehow endearing. There is a planet smashing crisis to overt to save humanity. Andi Turbot is introduced to Eric, a Gamalian pilot scouting Earth. He wasn’t supposed to get this close to her but somehow became her friend. Now he feels duty bound to save her planet. Much of their success hinges on convincing Dodge (a title) Sneed that she is sentient. Considering that Earth is strategically placed for a colonizing expedition, this revelation is something that those in power will not easily accept.
The book is entertaining, and the concepts are interesting. The interplay between Andi, Eric, Smeesch, and Neewong is fun. However, it is not a page-turner. I was able to put the book down for long stretches. Still, if you like the old B-movies, it’s worth a read.
This is a funny story, full of great characters, even though most of them wade through marmite scented goo and have a tendency to clack their pincers at you. There’s serious stuff at the bottom of it but it’s taken lightly and, although it’s a long book, trust me, it flies past. I love this and would enjoy more or similar.
I received a review copy of this book for an honest review.
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