The jury’s in:
Pale Boundaries is a great example of how a creative author and strong writing can bring realism to a literally out-of-this-world concept. Realistic characters live in a world of realistic technology–Cleveland’s description of Terson Reilly’s hydrojet made me feel I knew its propulsion systems inside and out, and I don’t even drive a car.
In fact, I don’t know that I’m even comfortable calling the novel science fiction: the adventure, detail, and high-seas action puts me more in mind of Clive Cussler’s Dirk Pitt than any literary spaceman.
Reading time: One week at a leisurely summer pace (though maintaining that gets hard about halfway in, when the real action starts to build)
Recommendation: For general fiction readers, not just SF fans
Available: In both paperback and ebook form– and at the $0.99 Kindle price, readers get a major return on their money
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