Michael Cook is one damn good story-teller! – Black Earth will grab you at the get-go…but lots of books do that. What’s different about this one, is that it will reward you with a hundred little (and not so little) “wow” along the way. It’s not a roller coaster of emotion…it’s “damn the torpedo’s, full speed ahead” kinda stuff. I didn’t want to put it down and got to a point in the book where I couldn’t. Science Fiction? Maybe…but not so technical that you need to be Albert Einstein to understand it. Sorta like a hammering drama that just happens to take place on another planet! I don’t think I’ve cheered or cried reading a book ever, but came close as the pages turned to the final chapter. It’s lots of fun and I cannot imagine anyone not enjoying it. Cannot wait to read another story…doesn’t have to be in outer space. Michael was just a great story-teller.
Quick upbeat Sci-fi read Upbeat Sci-fi novel with a strong moral argument against segregation, xenophobia, and racism. It promotes the argument that truth is still paramount even as technology advances.