Friday, 5 December 2014
Slabscape : Reset by Spencer S. Baker
The ship is a massive vessel more than a thousand kilometres in length housing over thirty two million humans.
While I found this story to be intriguing, I had two major problems with it. First was the method of re-integrating Dielle into society. There was almost no protocol for doing this even though the technology has been in use for well over 300 years. He was released from the hospital totally unprepared to live in the current society. A recipe for disaster.
Second, I found it surprising that Kiki, Dielle's love interest, was allowed access to such a high priority Reset. She had minimal nursing experience, yet she was allowed to care for one of the most prestigious men on the entire ship. Doesn't sound likely.
Once I could get over these issues, I did find the story worth reading. The concept of the ship and how it worked is what kept my attention. I glazed over the parts where the author strayed off on a tangent that really had nothing to do with advancing the plot. The story moved rather slowly at the beginning, but got better as it progressed. By the half way point, I was actually looking forward to my reading time.
The story continues in Slabscape : Dammit
Website for author Spencer S. Baker
Cover image courtesy Amazon.ca