Books Military Science Fiction

Far From Home – Okayish but…

Far From HomeFar From Home Volume 1 (Far From Home, #1-#3)
  by Tony Healey
My rating: 5 out of 10 stars

Follow the adventures of Captain Jessica King and the crew of the Defiant as they find themselves pulled into a black hole and thrown from everything they have ever known.

This is quite light read and these three “books” that are put together into one “volume” is actually still quite short as a book. Only 196 pages. The original books are no more than short stories as far as I am concerned.

The book(s) are okayish but it’s really more of a TV-series story than an actual book. The blurb on Amazon tries to compare it to, not only Battlestar Galactica, but also to Star Trek and Star Wars. The two latter comparisons are mostly nonsense. The one to Battlestar Galactica (the original one) is more to the point.

One of my main gripes with the story is that it seems to be yet another lone ship lost somewhere type of story with the ship, which was already obsolete, shot to pieces and no spare parts. The Exodus series at least had a modern ship that could kick some ass. Okay they where theoretically not lost but it was still the same kind of lone ship in unknown space type of story.

The author afterword claims that these three short stories where meant to set the stage for the book series and that, we’re now going into “the meat and potatoes”of the series. There was a fair amount of action, including star ships slugging it out, in this one and if you take them for what they really are, short stories, then they are not too bad. I think the book where okay enough that I might read one or two more of these short stories when they come out.

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