As I wander through my earliest ebook purchases, I’m finding more and more of these books that impressed me. Courtesan was the first book I read from D. A. Boulter. There are others – Pelgraff, Ghost Fleet, and The Steadfasting – and I’m pleased to see he’s kept going going while I’ve been distracted.
Courtesan has all the potential of a really bad story about prostitutes in space but Boulter does a masterful job of not telling that story. Instead he tells a story of a scientist in a bind, a spacer with a bunk, and a bit of family drama when the spacer takes the scientist home to meet the folks. I liked the “every day” feel of Boulter’s fiction. While there’s an inevitable amount of overt conflict in the tale, his ability to make the two main characters engaging in their own ways pulled me right into a well-crafted plot.
But don’t take my word for it. Grab a sample and see for yourself.
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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