Have you ever wanted to strap yourself into a starship and light off the thrusters just to see where you would end up? Fight space pirates with your black belt in Karate while climbing the ranks aboard a merchant starship? How about just being an improbably nice fellow with the plot thoroughly on your side? Then this book will satisfy you. Just keep your suspension of disbelief handy, because you'll need it.
In a tale eerily reminiscent of a Heinlein space adventure juvenile, Peter Grant's Take the Star Road
will let you experience space as it was meant to be. Not the cold and mechanical precision of exacting science and careful engineering to survive in a hostile environment that our own astronauts experience; no, instead space is filled with adventure, explosions, knife fights with criminal gangs, and cheerful coming-of-age tales.
Sometimes, in a review, it's important to note what a story is not as much as what that story is. In this case, this story is not:
- filled with memorable characters
- an angst-ridden tale of woe
- a sexy romp
On the other hand, if you have a 12-year-old who doesn't know what he wants to do with his life, this might give him some ideas. And that's a good enough excuse to read it yourself, right?