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Monday, April 11, 2022

Felix R Savage - Earth's Last Gambit 1 - Freefall

Review.

Definitely (?) an indie writer, and one who isn't afraid to use real people, like Obama and Musk, as characters in his book. I'm not so sure that is a smart thing to do, because it will date the book rather quickly. Otherwise the book is more a technotriller than plain SF, with plausible technology.


Contemporary

It takes place in a contemporary setting, where an unknown spaceship has entered orbit around Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter. Humanity prepares a ship to travel there, but before it can depart several members of the crew get involved with IP theft, a new secret agency, machinations of part of the Chinese government (including attempts at sabotage as well as a missile launch) and more things like that. It’s interesting to read about both Space Shuttles as well as the Space-X and their (Big) Falcon.


Verdict

I’m not entirely sure if it’s an alternate timeline / version of our reality or not. I think it is, but I’m not entirely sure. All in all not that bad, actually. I'm going to try to find the sequel. 


(From TellTales 111)

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