"Great science fiction tale"
In an unspecified time in the future, the global conquering
United States is ready to go to war at anytime with
countries that don't bow down to America's superiority.
Meanwhile the hyperdrive engine makes it cheap to travel to
other planets. Those people who value freedom and resent
the heavy-handedness of the United States colonized planets
all over the galaxy.
It is now illegal to build a hyperdrive vehicle and leave
the planet because much of America's most precious
resources, the people, are gone. After Trent and Judy
Stinson lose their jobs they decide to visit the colonized
worlds but while on the French planet of Mirabeau, the
United States attacks using asteroid rocks as bombs. When
they leave, they become lost in space and end up in an
unexplored part of the galaxy. They find a habitable planet
so they can fix their damaged hyperdrive but must depart
quickly though there are no direct life forms dangerous to
humans, the game and water is inimical to Earthlings.
Freedom is a powerful motivator for people to leave their
homeland and go to the stars but the Stinsons really want
to find a way to change how government operates so it could
once again be the land of the free. Homeland security has
become a dictatorial giant imagining enemies when none
exist and drive people to do the very things they outlaw.
Jerry Oltion is a master storyteller who takes readers on a
spaceship ride that is exciting, dangerous and fun.
Visiting inhabited colonized worlds and orbs where no
sentient life exist makes this work of science fiction a
great treat for armchair travelers who want to go stellar
from their home.
Posted March 13, 2005
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 1, 2007