Following Clarke’s Third Law (Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.) Brand has created an interesting tale of what happens when an advanced civilization imposes itself on a lost colony.
The story tells the tale of a salvage ship that crashes on a planet where the residents have adopted some rather odd – and often xenophobic – practices. To facilitate their rescue, the crew decides to perform some services for the residents which don’t exactly go as planned. Add in some intrigue with a dash of betrayal and the story unfolds with engaging precision.
This is one of my favorite Brand Gamblin stories, but don’t take my word for it. Why not grab a sample and see for yourself.
[Transparency disclaimer: I’ve known Brand for years and count him a friend. He hasn’t asked for a review nor has he offered anything for one. I just like the story.]
About the reviewer:
Nathan Lowell has been writing science fiction and fantasy most of his life. He started publishing in 2007 and has no intention of stopping any time soon.
Learn more about Nathan Lowell and his works at http://nathanlowell.com
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