The environment aboard a hyperspace craft is quite safe as long as you are careful. The management reminds you that the speed of light on board this craft is ten meters per second (or about 30 million times slower than what you are used to). This means you will frequently encounter relativistic effects and optical illus ...more
This book was almost put into that folder. More than once.
I found the first 32% of it to be very tedious. It wasn't the "hard science" that was the problem - I actually prefer that over just regular science fiction - bu ...more
Much time is spent describing the ship, and when they arrive at a particular planet, more time is spent on how the ship is able to "land" and also the main building on this planet. I feel like some illustration ...more
For the first Sci-Fi book I've ever read I can say with complete certainty that I'll be on the hunt for more like this down the road. Though the first half of the book was a bit repetitive at times and it felt more like a documentary o ...more
However, there is a fascinating hyperdrive ship meticulously constructed, every ounce of it squeezed into the plot. Even better, Stith weaves the overall theme and journey of the hero with the fact that e ...more
The book is an enjoyable read, but it suffers from the same problem that many science fiction stories have. The book is somewhat clumsy in describing the technology, and it feels like its interaction with the plot is forced. Furthermore, the main character is a terrible cliche: he's superhumanly wise, yet strong and quick to action; women practically throw themself at him, but he's slo ...more
PUSHBACK , a brand new mystery-suspense novel, was published in November 2018.
PUSHBACK : At his ten-year high-school reunion, an investment counselor finds he doesn't know one person there, and soon realizes he must outwit an unknown antagonist who wants him dead.
"...unsettling Hitchcockian thriller...Judicious use of humor provides some relief from the dark plot line. Fans of Daniel Palmer-esque...more