Sunday, November 6, 2016

Ocean of Storms --Christopher Mari & Jeremy K. Brown

Available 1 Dec 16

Fiction / Science Fiction

410 pages / 3443 KB
3 Stars

Legalities: I received a free electronic ARC from

The story was kind of fun. The expositional filler was not. I felt like they were using it to pad the word count.

It's been a while since I've read SF, and thought I'd give this a try. Although the beginning started with a bang, literally, there were a lot of areas that left me wondering. There were several areas where I could not suspend my disbelief enough to enjoy the story.

An airliner crashes in Hong Kong, in a street, and there is no conflagration?

A compound fracture is recognized in space, before the space suit is removed?

A chopper shows up at a dig site and instead of using the pad most dig sites have, they set down IN the site?

Thrillers are not my usual genre, and I made no effort to figure this one out, but well before the ending, I had it "solved." The fun part came when I realized I was right.

A good editor would have been a good investment.

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