Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Collapse at Hidden Verse Three Three Two by Brian Holtz

Official Blurb

The Multiverse Generator is failing. Dimensions threaten to collapse and entire populations will cease to exist unless it is reset. One being from each of more than five thousand verses has been acquired, and their DNA verified. Only one remains. His name is Timothy Rayburn and he is a resident of Earth. The Consolidation of Organized Systems has sent a ship to retrieve him.

Timothy is a teenager failing speech class due to a paralyzing fear of public speaking. He soon learns that his problems are quite small compared to the impending collapse of all existence. He must overcome his fear if he is to survive not only the dangers of space travel and multiversal war, but himself.

My Review

This is an excellent Sci Fi story, it doesn't take itself too seriously but at the same time has moments of high tension and excitement.

The official blurb really doesn't give you a clue as to what this story is about, so at the risk of a minor spoiler or two...

The Timothy mentioned is a normal kid, dragged across time and dimensions into a place where his DNA is needed to save the multiverse. Unfortunately the place they have to go to is at war with an alien race who want nothing more than the destruction and subugation of everyone! They are going to have to fight to save the multiverse.

This simple plot outline is only half the story. It leads us through dramatic and heroic actions, huge space battles, the great unknown and alien creatures that are really strange.

The lead character is believable but the author has had some fun with the aliens and they are a bit... star trekkie... but not in a bad way.

If you like sci fi, this is a rec' download.

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

Total Score 7/9

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