- File Size: 1823 KB
- Print Length: 192 pages
- Publisher: Mushroom eBooks (November 19, 2005)
- Publication Date: April 5, 1983
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004I1KO12
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,800 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Transit to Scorpio (Dray Prescot Book 1) Kindle Edition
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”Transit To Scorpio", published in 1972, is book 1 in the series titled Dray Prescott. There are a total of 52 books chronicling the science fictional adventures of Drey Prescott published during the period 1972-97.
On the cover of the DAW No. 33 paperback titled ”Transit To Scorpio", the first printing of this novel incidentally, is the sub-title "Destiny Awaits Dray Prescott on Far Antares". Destiny indeed.
One question that needs to be addressed is the necessity to read the books in sequence. I believe that you don't have to - but your enjoyment of plot discovery and series adventure will be enchased greatly if you do.
The narrative in this book is fast paced and chock full of incredible occurrences. One Dray Precott, an English sailor from the 18th century is instantaneously transported 600 light-years to an earth-like planet Kregan circulating the star Antares. He finds himself floating on a leaf like boat confronting a 5-foot scorpion like creature. A mystifying multi-colored falcon-like being and a white dove observes him - both fly off. After discovering basic survival skills along the river he encounters the Savanti a race of inscrutable human-like individuals that treat him kindly but are reluctant to answer any of his questions...and that's just in chapter 1.
It is difficult to pass an impartial judgment on this series based upon Book 1. There were some aspects of the story I enjoyed and some that frankly confused me. The author, I believe, wanted to create a large canvas of people, beings, locations, motivations and mysteries. If you look up "Dray Prescott series" on Wiki it's nine pages long! One 190 pages paperback is just barely adequate to maintain a creditable narrative and to fill in the some of the background blanks. Nonetheless I was sufficiently entertained to continue reading this attention-grabbing series.
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