Saturday, August 5, 2017

Injustice Quick Reviews 2.11

Cower not, fierce reader! This day we run the gamut from true comedy to space opera to thriller and more. Let us take a look at our docket!

Noble Vengeance by William Miller- This is a second story, continuing months later. We've got a lot of internal intrigue within the intelligence community, the Mexican drug cartels, and a very on the nose political campaign. Major crime: Let's just say there's a LOT of mirroring and speculation on the last election. 8 of 10 fell deeds.

The Lawdog Files by Lawdog-  There's a lot for people to like in this collection of nonfiction humor. Some of the stories, I didn't see were that big a deal, but this book is both humorous and tender in turn. Major crime: There's a few crimes in here, but to the narrative? That cops are human. 7 of 10 fell deeds.

Adventure Constant by Jon Mollison- Jon's first novel shows a lot of his growth process as a writer coming to fruition. This book is outstanding, unbelievable fun, and feels like an older book, but one that is a slight bit self aware. It claims to be Jack Dashing book 1, and as it establishes a multiverse, I'm wondering which approach it will take: following the same one, Jacks of multiple earths, or a combination? Will there be a Dashing Adventure League? Pulp Readers must know. My ONE complaint: get a copyeditor, please Jon, there's enough mistakes it was a bit jarring at a few points. Major crime: Big adventure, big heroism, big virtue. 8 of 10 fell deeds.

Young Man's War by Rod Walker- Mr. Walker continues to write the finest Heinlein works RAH never wrote. There's aliens, conspiracy, and encouragement of the best in mankind. With this being the first official book in The Thousand Worlds, it appears he might be preparing to enter the grand stage of such works as Known Space and the Alliance Union universe. Major crime: Government ignoring real threats and instead pushing personal agendas for their legacies. 9 of 10 fell deeds.

The Long March by Richard Fox - This is the second in The Exiled Fleet series. There's a lot more in the way of cool space battles, we've got pirates and a free city, sabotage, and a whole lot more. The bad guys get badder, and the good guys well, more real. Major crime: Struggling with nobility and doing right by an enemy. 8 of 10 fell deeds.

When you play Social Justice, the world loses.

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