Meanwhile, back on the blog…
As I finish up reviewing SEAMS16: A New Home, I’ll be starting T.K. Toppin’s SF suspense novel The Lancaster Rule. I am preparing, quite naturally, by reading Richard III. By the book description, after all, we can easily tell that Toppin is a Yorkist:
The world loathes Josie Bettencourt’s kind– pod-survivors from the past. When death is certain, an ex-military and friend to the pod-hunters, saves her life. Unfortunately, she is soon arrested and taken straight to the Citadel, the heart of the Lancaster regime where they have ruled tyrannically for over fifty years. Now, young John is in power, hoping to make a change, to erase the wars, famines and unimaginable terror.
When Josie meets the frighteningly powerful John Lancaster, she has to ask, is he really the so-called tyrants’ spawn? She soon discovers who the true tyrants are by unraveling a deadly plot to take over the world. And she realizes that her life in this new future are indelibly linked to the one she left behind.
Okay, so maybe that doesn’t sound like 15th-century England… at all. And at $6.00 on Amazon, the price seems a little hefty for most indie SF. But I’ll let you know if it’s worth it, right here, on the Scattering.