- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 697 KB
- Print Length: 279 pages
- Publisher: Saxon Andrew Publishing (11 Jun. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0055OLEAG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tommy's Tale (Annihilation series Book 4) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
Pulp fiction has returned-as efiction! (This one was free with Prime, but I'm having to pay for the others in the series because I can't put them down).
Similar to Van Vogt and, particularly, EE Doc Smith with a modern, larger scale. No more "9,000 ships in sector nine", now it is "attack by 11 million ships". Weirdly exponential-first beat the alien Kangaroos in the next solar system with 200 foot ships, then the alien bats and frogs in the rest of the galaxy, then the alien plants in the next-door galaxy with 2 mile long ships, then the alien killer bees from a far-off galaxy with 2000-mile ships. Next we are promised the alien spiders from another universe with ships the size of planets.
Saxon holds it all together by showing the warm emotional feelings of the main, psychic, protagonist family-he obviously has a big heart, and in the right place.
Also a 21st century aspect that if we could just talk to each other, we could work something out. Perhaps this reflects the times-might work with Putin now, but in the thirties they had real baddies; would Stalin, Churchill and Hitler have bonded over a cup of tea??
Great stuff, but on the downside it is not well written and there are numerous typos. He doesn't know the difference between "compliment" as in say something nice and "complement" as in goes well with. You may feel compelled to read, but possibly not twice. On the other hand, who can remember the plots of the "Harry Potter" books?
That's four days of my life I've sat entranced while my heart soared, my pulse raced and imagination exploded with visions. One day per book.
If, like me, you like wonderful old space opera like EE Doc Smith, then these more modern space opera books are for you. All the action, all the drama, all the gigantic space ships and space-curdling weaponry, just none of the outright sexism.
Every book, every story, every battle sees advancement of cultures, of races, of people.
Ok, it's all very nice in a star-trekian type way, there are no baddies, just cultures. No greed, no crime etc. It's getting to be a utopian future but with practically constant warfare. But it's believable despite this. The society on Earth as pictured in these books is like ours but better. More technology sure, but actually better, well for most people anyway. Some negative aspects are covered in the first book to be sure.
This particular book is about the son of the original hero, TAG, from the earlier books. His name is Tommy, named after Dad you see. How does galactic royalty get a properly grounded education so that he might understand his people? And what does he do afterwards when faced with millions of adoring subjects? This is Tommy's tale and it's every bit as good as the three stories before it.
I got this book for free through the Kindle lending library just so's you know. Now I'll have to buy it to keep a copy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This story has some real escapism. Without spoiling the story it is a nice change for us from planet earth.Published on 7 Jun. 2013 by d w gehrmann
If you like ski FY and battle ship fights in space it's another good book that I had trouble putting it down.Published on 11 May 2013 by Neville
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