Book Review: A Star Curiously Singing
Written by Kerry Nietz –
Reviewed by Lena Nelson Dooley –
Back Cover Copy:
If he fixes the robot will he break his world?In a future ruled by sharia law, machines are managed by debuggers, who in turn are owned by masters.
Sandfly is a level 12 debugger. He is sent into Earth orbit to repair a robot–a robot that went on an experimental flight into deep space. . .
And tore itself apart.
As Sandfly digs into the mystery aboard the space station, he discovers what the bot heard around that distant star.
He discovers that the bot heard. . .singing.
As Sandfly pieces together the clues, the masters spread the trap before his feet.
Everyone is racing to the same conclusion, but only one side welcomes what the singing represents.
I read an occasional sci-fi/fantasy book, but it’s not usually my favorite genre. But I loved, loved, loved this book.
First, it’s well written. That’s important. And the universe created by this author is connected with our world today. It didn’t take me very long to catch on to the nuances of the world of the book. And I loved the cover and the design of the pages inside the book.
Probably the best thing I liked about it was the actual story itself. Lots of evocative imagery and double meanings, with a plot that moves along very quickly.
And most important, the message contained in the book was strong, eternal truth that was an integral part of the story.
I highly recommend this book even for readers who don’t usually read this genre.
Review by Lena Nelson Dooley, multi-published author of Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico – http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com.