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Robin Hood in Space
on 16 October 2012
Star Vigilante is one of the best hard sci-fi novels I've read in years.
T. Jackson King has put together an outstanding action-packed thriller complete with cyborgs, deadly aliens,spaceships and high-tech weaponry galore. What a thrilling read and page turner. The author keeps alive the traditions set by Robert C. Heinlein and Ray Bradbury.
This novel has such scope, complexity and sense of humanity that it leaves the reader awed and inspired. It's a Robin Hood tale in space.
The author himself has a rich background. He's a longtime sci-fi writer, professional archaelogist (a modern Indiana Jones) and journalist, a former traditionally published author, and a top class science fiction writer.
At only $2.99, the Kindle version of this novel is a steal and well worth a much higher price.
My only quibbles with the book, and they are minor, is that the action is so relentless it hardly gives the reader time to breathe and a few scenes go on for an unnecessarily long time. A bit tighter editing is called for in places.
But if you're a sci-fi fan, you must read this book. I'm not a sci-fi writer but the book is an excellent example of how to write a great book. It has many of the elements of thrillers, which is my genre, and captivates the reader from beginning to end.
This is a solid, fun read and well worth your time. An unreserved 5-stars!