Tag Archives | adventure
Part of my Sci-Fi 2014 Experience When a book opens with a death by farting, two deaths by farting actually, […]
Posted on 17 January 2014 | By Fence | 6 responses
I really have no idea where to start this review. I mean, there is no point in recapping the plot […]
Posted on 16 December 2012 | By Fence | 1 response
In the 1880s a young Edgar Rice Burroughs is summoned to his uncle’s home. But when he reaches it he […]
Posted on 17 September 2012 | By Fence | 3 responses
Book 1 in the Barsoom series In post-Civil War Arizona John Carter has found a gold rich mine. His partner […]
Posted on 8 September 2012 | By Fence | 2 responses
Before I start reviewing this, I just want you to do one thing, read the title of this book. Railsea. […]
Posted on 14 July 2012 | By Fence | 5 responses
When I spotted this in Chapters bookshop I knew I had to buy it, if only because it is the inspiration for Carl’s blog. Plus, you know, it is one of those sci-fi adventures that you really should have at least flicked through at some stage.
Slippery Jim is our narrator, and our hero, of sorts. He is also the Stainless Steel Rat, or at least that is how he describes himself. Slipping through the technological world and committing many daring acts of thievery and innumerable cons. Safe and secure in the knowledges that his wits, charm and logic will get him out of danger. Until, that is, he is caught. The Special Corps, so special that no one is really sure they exist until, of course, they catch you, succeed in arresting him. But instead of throwing him in jail, or punishing him they offer him a job. Come and work for them. So he does, after all, he was never a bad man, just one who wanted his bit of freedom.