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By PreRaphaelite on 11-03-18
Great story, clever look at the future -- and past
Thoroughly engaging story about a manned expedition to explore the Saturn moon Iapetus. You have to admit the gas giant's moon captures the imagination, with its passing resemblance to the Death Star and its unusual hexagonal shapes on the surface -- not to mention a seam-like equator. This is setting for Williscroft's enjoyable read, complete with intriguing hard science fiction aspects.
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By Matthew on 11-04-17
Not bad if you are a teenage boy I suppose
Would you try another book from Robert G. Williscroft and/or Trenton Bennett?
Highly unlikely. Disappointing in every way.
Has The Starchild Compact turned you off from other books in this genre?
Hardcore sci-fi? No. Misogynistic, leering, odd toned stories? Yes.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Trenton Bennett?
Stephan Rudnicki, if he would have taken on the job.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
Disappointment. The first episode in this series was oddly compelling and held my interest. This sequel was overtly, and obsessively, focussed on what the women were wearing, what their breasts looked like, etc. etc. Seriously?
Any additional comments?
I was provided a copy of this offering in exchange for a free and independent review. I almost regret I did. I am not sure where the author wanted to take this story arc, but the almost comical references to the clothing the women chose to wear, ( and, for that matter, all the characters chose to wear ) was silly, repetitive and distracting. This author can do better, and should.
The narrator was dry, and not particularly compelling.
All in all, I can't recommend this in any aspect. Oops!
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