Friday, October 17, 2014
Killgrace and the Singular Situation by C. Price Review Tour and Giveaway
The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon Digital Gift to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Killgrace and the Singular Situation
by C. Price
Solar winds and steel chains are a difficult way to rescue a creature the size of a planet from the grip of a black hole. When the creatures in difficulty are something neither Susan or Cet have seen before, staying uninvolved is not an option. Gravity and relativity are not the only problems they face: there's also getting the would-be rescuers to work together.
My Thoughts On Killgrace and the Singular Situation
I have found a new Science Fiction series in Killgrace and the Singular Situation. This is part of a series featuring Susan, who appears to be human, and Cet, who is an alien who lives in a hard metal suit. They are travelers who have been separated from their home worlds. In this book they are in a galaxy that is similar but different from theirs. That is all background and part is from the Killgrace web site. The story starts with a rescue and finishes when the rescue is over. There are interesting characters that react with Susan and Cet while trying to solve the big problems of rescuing two large beings that are being sucked into a black hole. The action fits the story line and the writing moves the plot along smoothly. Check this one out if you like science in your Science Fiction.
EXCERPTS (Please choose only ONE to use with your post):
"I see your species is unfamiliar with stellar fauna, and interstellar mega-fauna," the woman said, pulling her glance from the viewing window with some reluctance and turning to her companion. Even though they were along in the huge lounge, her voice was hushed. The dark blue, metal form next to her was stationary, staring fixedly out of the floor-to-ceiling window at the light of the nebula beyond.
Her companion did not have eyes in the strictest sense, nor hands or legs. Instead it had opened its 'eyes', sensor lights glowing with increased intensity through the armour as they focused on the dark shapes outside. Then, to her delight, beneath the armour a second set of membranes retracted and the lights brightened.
"Is that the equivalent of a double-take or rubbing your eyes?" she asked, pushing a stray strand of hair back into the severe style that held her greying curls.
"You have encountered these?" The flat tones of the mechanical translator could not express emotion, but the sleek, almost featureless, metallic shell had all seven blue sensor lights shining fixedly forward through the metal of its dome in fascination.
"No," she admitted, "I read about them. Interstellar mega-fauna are more common in universes where space is not a vacuum, but they aren't unknown elsewhere." She looked out of the window again, at the two creatures floating a quarter of a million miles away within the nebula. Her companion did not speak, merely observing.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Two scientists unexpectedly stranded in a technological backwater find, to their dismay, that conservation of energy and E=mc2 are in effect. Most of their technology is useless. They have two ways to get home: try and merge the reality they are in with the main causality, or rebuild a navigational database from readings taken across space and take a shortcut. Unfortunately co-operation could be a problem. The world they came from was at war, and they aren't on the same side, or even the same species.
Under a shaky truce, they explore a series of worlds where physics may not work the same way, aliens exist and may never have encountered their various species before, and most dangerous of all, places where life as they know it is not supported. Since most of their technology is unavailable, they only have their knowledge of logic and science to save themselves. Between these infrequent trips, they have to build their operations base without damaging technological progress - starting on 1920s earth, and one of them knows enough history to know that there's another war on the horizon...