Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The Lost Starship by Vaughn Heppner (Book 2014)

So this book was my monthly Prime rental pick. It had a decent enough story, but I plain old didn't like the main character, so thus it's hard to give it anything more.

The story followed around a futuristic spook as he went around recruiting military and scientific folk on a mission to save the world. Humanity is getting attacked by advanced, genetically modified humans, so one last ditch plan that the military has boiled up is to go far out into deep space to try to find a derelict alien space ship and get it back to Earth.

The setting, for the most part, is a smaller spaceship and a few planet locales. This would usually equate into an OK sci-fi story, but unfortunately all of the characters felt like cardboard cutouts...no real personalities at all. The main character went back and forth between being a stern, spec-ops type of a leader to a common chode macking on the ladies. Who wants to read about a chode?

Yeah I think the premise of the story was good but the author spent way too much time on the backstory of the uninteresting characters and too little time on the background of the creators of the lost starship. Like with many books, there was too much information at the beginning and it didn't leave enough for the ending.

The book wasn't a complete waste of time though. While reading it some parts were very engrossing while others were just lame or went by way too quick. There just wasn't enough development in the characters or story to make it a memorable read. The author's writing was decent with regards to sentence structure and grammar, but there wasn't any pull that convinced me to read more other than just wanting to finish the story.
Rating - Mid