Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Simon of Space (Volume 4) Paperback – February 24, 2012
|New from||Used from|
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Learn more
About the Author
Chester Burton 'Cheeseburger' Brown is the author of dozens of interconnected novellas and short stories set in the universe introduced in his novel SIMON OF SPACE, first published in hardcover by Ephemera Bound in 2008. Chester likes a nice song, but dances poorly.
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Simon of Space, as the first full-length novel from this author, takes a blog format as well. The plot propels you through multiple planets on several star systems, as the protagonist seeks his own identity. Along the way, fascinating landscapes are painted; colorful, engaging characters are encountered; deep, philosophical questions are posed (though not necessarily answered). This book will make you think, laugh, and care about Simon and the friends he makes on his journey.
Many interesting and well-developed characters are encountered along the way, strange and wonderful worlds and cultures are introduced, and a tremendous back-story is revealed. The story continues to get more and more complex, but somehow always in a manageable fashion. Revelations start to occur more frequently, sometimes jaw-droppingly major, but always as a logical step to the next part of the story. The conclusion is simultaneously deep, humorous, sad, and enlightening.
This is excellent science fiction that manages to instill (and maintain!) a sense of wonder up to the very end. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Brown's work.
I would recommend reading Felix and the Frontier first; its a short read, and when all the connections come into play with Simon of Space, you'll appreciate the links the author uses in his books.
Most recent customer reviews
Too many characters? Maybe.
Too much dialogue at the end? Definitely.Read more
The story is perhaps a little cliched - Man loses memory, goes on search...Read more