"A powerful futuristic tale"
In 2503 at an old world pub in the Las Vegas Coastal
Airfield, smuggler Angel Torrence goes from elation to
shock rather quickly. Felinean Avengers, seeking
retaliation for what she did to the crime boss' son, blow
up her ship the Falcon. Desperate to escape, she steals
the idle Icarus. On board the vessel is scientist healer
Yanur Snellen who is on two quests. He must find a way to
stop the alien menace the Harvesters and must rescue the
body of his friend Colonel Nicole Ramanoff, whose essence
he has loaded into the ship's computer.
From the computer, Nicole orders Angel to do his bidding or
else. As they argue voice to body over supremacy in this
odd relationship both begin to fall in love and soon she
makes his cause hers. However, both know the future is
bleak between a machine harboring the brain and soul of a
man and a full blooded woman with needs and desires making
it even more imperative to rescue his body from the
Avengers. Then there is the matter of saving humanity
before the Harvesters reap through mankind.
This science fiction romance is a powerful futuristic tale
that sub-genre fans and those who appreciate a delightful
speculative fiction story will enjoy. The story line is
loaded with action that enables the audience to believe
five centuries plus from now is already here. However, the
key is the cast as Popp makes the growing love between a
disembodied male and a hyperactive female so genuine. TOO
CLOSE TO THE SUN is a superb story that will gain new fans
for Ms. Popp.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 20, 2003