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The Fringe Worlds (Human Chronicles, #1) (edição 2011)

por T.R. Harris

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Adam Cain is an alien with an attitude. Here are his adventures among the stars.
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Título:The Fringe Worlds (Human Chronicles, #1)
Autores:T.R. Harris
Informação:Harris Publications, Kindle Edition, 171 pages
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This is a quite okay short novel. There’s a rather interesting twist to the beginning of it which put me in a good mode from the start. The rest of the book is perhaps a bit more “conventional” though. It’s simple, light and fun lone(almost)-human-lost-in-alien-space adventure stuff.

The life for said human is complicated by the fact that he didn’t get lost in his own spaceship in a far future but was abducted from Earth and the year is 2011. So he wakes up in his first ever spaceship looking his first ever alien in the face. Luckily for him evolution made most of the other aliens into wimps and he is a SEAL so…time for some butt kicking.

Yes, the story is somewhat cheesy but, as I said, it’s simple, light and fun read. It’s quite short though which, I guess, goes in hand with the simplicity of the story. I liked it so I probably end up reading the rest of the series. ( )
  perjonsson | Jun 10, 2019 |
This novel starts with an interesting concept that has a lot of potential for a good pulp Sci-Fi comic adventure -- A human abducted from earth finds that his combination of intelligence, strength, and dexterity make him almost like a superhero among the aliens he encounters. Unfortunately, this potential remains largely unrealized in this book.
Adam Cain, U.S. Navy Seal, is abducted from Afghanistan by aliens and put into stasis aboard their ship. This ship is subsequently attacked by space pirates and his abductors kill all the other humans onboard except him, apparently so that the pirates will not get them. Why Adam was singled out, we never learn. Then, a couple of aliens in a tramp cargo carrier trick the pirates into abandoning their booty, and they ‘rescue’ Adam.
I found the ‘good guy’ aliens that find him rather fun. I did not much care for Adam Cain, the protagonist of the story, on the other hand. He is shallow, not especially bright, and not very likeable, and as the story progresses, he gets worse, devolving into a kind of videogame ‘hero’ who shoots or punches every alien he encounters. The villains are one-dimensional, the prose is simple, and the plot is predictable.
I like books that have a bit more personality to their major characters, something that makes them funny, charming, or admirable. I also prefer a story that requires the protagonist to think a little about how to resolve his or her dilemma. They need to make personal and sometimes difficult choices rather than just shoot their way out of one situation and into the next. An especially good book also motivates the reader to think and reflect because it is saying something about his world as well as the one that provides the setting for the story. This book does not do that.
This is, of course, a matter of personal taste. As a simple action adventure, this story succeeds, and it might appeal to teenage boys fond of ‘action’ video games. Although I noticed several copy editing errors, they were not overly distracting.
I enjoyed the story well enough to finish reading it, but I cannot recommend it.
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