Friday, April 1, 2011
Heirs of Mars by Joseph Robert Lewis
I received this book through the Librarything giveaway program a few weeks ago as an ebook. I read sci-fi every once in a while, but I was pleasantly surprised by this book.
Somehow, the writing manages to avoid the common pitfalls of its genre, mainly the made-up words that make it seem as if the reader were trailing through a foreign language book. It is not hard to get the gist of the storyline, and you a glossary of terms is not necessary, which, if you’ve read a lot of these types of novels, you know is quite unusual.
story itself is quite entertaining, with lots of twists and turns that keep you turning the pages (or the epages) as the seemingly random characters weave together. Once in a while, the plot lags just a tad, there are some dialogue that could have been cut for brevity, but that’s is really nit-picking on my part more than anything.
All in all, a wonderful addition to a sometimes “blah” genre.