by D J Harrison
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Pub Date 23 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 27 Oct 2022
It’s dangerous to be different
An alien encounter
The wrong captain
The wrong ship
The wrong crew
What could possibly go right?
The captain is an imposter, the crew disinterested and the ship obsessed with bees.
When diverted to confront an alien presence, they realise it’s a suicide mission on a ship they cannot control.
Layla, the bogus captain of the Galactic Rambler, needs all the help she can get if she is to survive but there’s nobody she can count on. The future of humanity depends on the success of her mission but, for her, there are more important matters at stake.
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Average rating from 9 members
This did what I was hoping for in a scifi novel and from the genre, the characters were so much fun in this universe. Everything worked in this scifi genre, I enjoyed the way D J Harrison writes as it was a great novel overall. It made me excited to read more from the author and hopefully more in this universe.
"The problem we have is a product of our success. We were set up to move valuable minerals from the asteroid belt into close Earth orbit, and we’ve done that very well. Now, however, we’ve supplied enough raw material to last for at least a hundred years. Our job is done. We’re not needed now. Therefore, we have to find something else we can do.’
This is a must read! Just make sure to set aside a weekend because once you start you won't be setting this one down!
Big thanks to the publisher for approving me for an eARC of this book, even though by the time I requested the book, the book had already been out for five days. Oops.
Also, a big thank you to my best friend who helped me find this book on Goodreads. The book just wasn’t on here and she somehow managed to Sherlock Holmes her way into finding it for me. Love that girl.
Anywho. This book was something else I swear. Sci-fi books are some of my favorites but this book was just great. Layla’s attitude (I seem to have a thing for snarky characters) was great. Ship (I would die for Ship) was so frickin funny with his bee obsession and just overall this was definitely a book I’d buy for myself.
Quirky characters, greedy corporations, space ships, AIs, and more. A lighthearted read that captures the style of the classic space operas of the past. I found it took a bit to get into the story but then I was hooked. I especially enjoyed the ship’s character and found its fascination with bees quite amusing. Highly entertaining. Recommend.
4 stars, Fantastic
by D.J. Harrison
This book is fantastic, I read it non-stop, falling asleep with it in my hand, and upon waking back up, further pursued it. The main thing I didn't care for, is that it's a cliffhanger, other than that, the story is impressive.
Highly recommend it to anyone into science fiction.
I received a complimentary copy of #anomaly from @netgalley #booksgosocial I was under no obligation to post a review. #sciencefiction #fantasy #reviewer #bibliophile
An interesting sci-fi, space drama. I especially liked the A. I's 'Ship' and 'Spider' whose personalities were funny, feisty and mischievous. All the A.I's had their own independent attitudes but also a collective 'One of Us' understanding, where they begrudgingly assisted humans, but at the same time looked after their own interests. However, I did not warm to any of the human characters accept perhaps Gurney, who wasn't the most pleasant of people, but he was quirky & had more compelling attributes in the end than the rest. The ruthless antics of 'The Company' had a direct correlation with the way a lot of companies behaved in real life throughout history, which was shocking, realistic and fit well within the story. The Anomaly was more of a silent, mysterious partner in this book, one which I wish had been more engaging in the storyline.
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