An enjoyable read. Lots of action coupled with mystery. Enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book or a $50 Amazon gift card!
Book Title: Prospector's Run by Kevin W. Bates
Category: Adult Fiction, 277 pages
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Kevin W. Bates
Release date: April 2019
Tour dates: Nov 23 to Dec 11, 2020
Content Rating: PG for mild profanity and some depictions of violence
Five thousand years ago in a savage assault, someone tried to annihilate humanity. They almost succeeded. Now, millennia after the First Stellar Civilization’s cataclysmic destruction, humans have clawed their way back from the brink of extinction and returned to the stars. Massive riches in the form of forgotten tech lie hidden in the ruins of the First Civ’s dead, shattered worlds. For a prospector with luck and the right coordinates, they are ripe for the taking. Holtz Mitsumi has neither. Down and out from a failed expedition, Mitsumi allows an enigmatic stranger to talk him into one more prospecting run. After scraping together a crew, Mitsumi embarks with high hopes. But nothing is as it seems and this run may be his last.
Reviewed by Jack Zaleski
Very enjoyable read. The premise sucked me in – mankind’s first interstellar civilization was destroyed long ago but is now (maybe) making a comeback. For me, wondering what happened to the first civilization made for an intriguing backdrop. The characters, except for Captain Mitsumi, seemed a bit dull at first, but they definitely develop over time. I like how the author manages to incorporate some subtle humor into their various interactions. The advanced technology is quite good and well thought out. Lots of action coupled with mystery kept me turning the pages. Looking forward to the next book!
Kevin W. Bates was born in Berkeley, California and, with the exception of a couple year stint in Sydney Australia and a study abroad program in Japan, was raised there. In his Martin Luther King Jr. High and Berkeley High School years, Kevin developed a life-long fascination with science fiction (and, oddly, nuclear weapons) and a tendency to day dream. He discovered early that among the greatest joys in life is the thrill of losing yourself in a gripping space adventure soaring across the galaxy. Raised on classic science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury, Kevin took up writing science fiction to provide the same mind expanding thrills he enjoyed from those authors and more contemporary ones like Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, David Brin and Neal Stephenson.
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Thank you for hosting Prospector's Run on tour and thanks for the review.ReplyDelete
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