The Great Connection: Worlds in Waiting Paperback – 17 Oct 2016
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I'm eager to see a sequel to this as there is plenty to expand on such as the alien species you are introduced to and expanding on the parental structure of the upper class in this society.
Grab a copy and see what I mean.
It's a testament to the writing of this book that I was able to read it over the course of a weekend - I either crawl through books I am only half-interest in, or devour them in no time at all. 'The Great connection: Worlds In Waiting' is a superb piece of speculative fiction, and an interesting premise well-executed. A subtle build of narrative makes for some interesting developments throughout the book, and the relationships between the central characters are well-explored. The mechanics of 'The Great Connection' itself are easily-imaginable given today's currently-existing technology, and the reader is guided around this universe well enough to not need everything explained to them, nor is too much left unsaid.
Garry Abbott has followed on from his book of short stories 'The Dimension Scales' with something on a much bigger scale (no pun intended), but perfectly in keeping with the anthology, even providing a nod to one of the stories in the collection. A must for anyone who enjoys well-rounded science fiction that explores interesting ideas and characters in equal measure, while also providing a fun and engaging story.
I should note at this point, that even though I was provided a free digital copy of this book for reviewing purposes, I have purchased a physical copy, because I'd like to have it on my bookshelf.
I enjoyed this original reading during my holiday. This futuristic story (which could be real very soon) kept me engaged from the very beginning. I strongly recommend it.
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This was a daring, suspenseful adventure with relatable, easy to connect with characters. I particularly liked Raif, who is an intriguing protagonist. The writing was straightforward, not too flowery, but I didn’t quite mind, as it allowed room for the plot and characters to shine. It’s a very imaginative story, original and refreshing, and I would recommend it to all science fiction fans. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.