Thursday, 5 June 2008

Oomphel in the Sky

The Official Blurb

Natives of the distant planet of Kwannon believe that their world is about to end, and in preparing for the apocalypse, may be unnecessarily bringing about their own demise. The planetary government can’t overcome its own bureaucracy to help them, and the military is overwhelmed. Can a single newsman change the course of a whole people, and save their world?

My Review

What we have here is an absolutly classical bit of SciFi. Our heros are interacting with the native primatives of the planet and trying to help them out, yet the total lack of shared culture gets in the way.

This is not an exciting space adventure type story, but rather a more thoughtful and slower paced investigation of the issues. A few exciting things do happen and you might even find your self a little anxious about the outcome.

In short if your a SciFi fan, you'll find this an amusing pasttime, but not a rip roaring yarn. If your a fan of Mark Nelson's readings, then your'll enjoy this quality reading.

Reading 3/3
Production 2/3
Story 2/3

Total Score 7/9

Available from Librivox