- File Size: 713 KB
- Print Length: 194 pages
- Publication Date: November 25, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0070XXY2Q
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #815,877 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Janis Kindle Edition
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Sometimes the science, the technical details, struck me as occupying a tad too much space in the tale, but honestly, it was a minor bother and far outweighed by the author's way with character development and killer sense of humor - great witty dialog.
About a year after reading the 3 volumes as borrowed books, I hankered to re-read them, but could not for the life of me remember the author's name, nor the titles of any of the books! It took me another year plus to search on and off for this trilogy amid the thousands of sci-fi books at Amazon, but I finally found them, and bought them without a second thought. Now I can go back whenever I want and spend time with the characters I like so much in these stories. They are not recent publications, and I fear Dain White may not be writing any more, but I hope I'm wrong. Dain, if you're still alive and reading this, I hope you have more of the same, burning to get out so that I can ride off with that marvelous crew on new adventures. But if not, Thanks. A lot!
And then... Janis developed a personality in addition to her incredible skills. Philosophical discussions of time and predetermination were introduced and woven into the action so smoothly you hardly realized it was philosphy instead of action. A previous plot line was brought back and the cultural background of conglomerate politics was developed more fully. Characters? Emily the new Exec (and the reason why Yak's chameleon suit now displays Hawaiian Shirt Flowers) arrived on scene. Janis may be the title character, but the POV still switches between everyone else and their thoughts and feelings make them more 'characters' and less 'caricatures'. Even the Captain's eyebrows seem less dramatic. Perhaps he simply switched their abilities into his over-the-top piloting exploits, though.
"Janis" made me glad I'd spent real money (I lucked into "Archaea" on the free Kindle list). Dain White has improved the editing over his first book (thanks in part due to his wife's expertise). But most of all he's improved his skills and written a better book. I've bought "Red" the third book in the series. Hope it continues the trend.
The six person crew and their Artificial Intelligence, JANIS fight impossible battles and overcome impossible odds as they take on one of the biggest Gloms (conglomerate) in the galaxy by rescuing a group of children who are held hostage forcing their families to work in hazardous mines.
When the miners die from a mysterious plague, the children are to be disposed of... it's the Archaea to the rescue!
The chapters detailing the children taking over the Archaea, playing space pirates and capture the Giant Yak are the best and most touching in the book.
Some of the best and most unique writing I have yet to see in a science fiction novel!
Well done, Mr. White! Well done.
Thank you sir!