- Series: The Fahr Trilogy
- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: Greg McKitrick (July 29, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0995166714
- ISBN-13: 978-0995166714
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,808,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Planet Song (The Fahr Trilogy) (Volume 1) Paperback – July 29, 2016
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About the Author
T.K. Boomer lives in Sherwood Park Alberta, Canada with his wife. His has a degree in theatre and has had several stage plays produced. In 2014 he published a mainstream fiction novel, “A Walk in the Thai Sun”, written under the name G.J.C. McKitrick. Over the years he has been a professional musician, a song writer, a puppeteer, and a mailman. He has always been a fan of science fiction and, on his retirement in 2012, decided he would devote his remaining days to the writing of it. His workspace includes a home recording studio which he has used to record songs and, more recently, a podcast serialization of “Planet Song.”
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Top customer reviews
I would prefer a story of alien contact with humans that is told completely from the alien perspective. This book fits that description over 50% of the time, which means that this author could probably pull it off. I would like to read a story like that.
Fascinating. And I look forward to seeing how the two races will interact with one another in the sequels.
The Fahr are an ancient and long-lived race of aquatic aliens. Songs are like drugs, and recordings of the sounds animals make are strictly controlled. It's a lucrative business to bring new songs to their planet. A song that was found on a scanning mission was so addictive and potentially lethal that high ranking religious, political, military and company Fahr are interested in getting new recordings and taking a breeding population back with them. Usually, planets that they found the animal on are too primitive to really fight back, and this one is no different: Earth.
It's definitely an interesting take on aliens coming to Earth. They're not interested in humans at all, only the whale species that make the addictive songs the Fahr males crave.
There aren't chapters in this book, exactly, but scenes intercut between the Fahr homeworld and back on Earth as it spans the centuries. It was difficult for me to picture what the Fahr look like, but the characterizations were familiar. There are the scientists, the political figures, the company staffers that fully admit it is all about profit and not the Will of the Giver.
This is book one of a trilogy, so the ending felt abrupt. What happens next? There's nothing to give a hint of what will occur in the second book. I can't decide if I'm curious enough about what will happen next, as some of the characters aren't particularly likable. For that reason, I'm not sure if I like this book or not.
I certainly liked it enough to finish and was curious how the different threads of the story would tie together. From a worldbuilding perspective, this was fantastic and had so many details in it to really flesh out the worlds that the characters inhabit. They felt real, and their motivations were believable.
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DNFing at 50%
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