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3.0 out of 5 stars ePulp fiction, 13 April 2013
This review is from: Tommy's Tale (Annihilation series Book 4) (Kindle Edition)
Takes me back to the old days-space battles with aliens, read compulsively one after the other.

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?
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