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  • 01/2018
  • 9780993520037 0993520030
  • 228 pages
  • $$7.49
Race the Red Horizon: the Flight of the Pteronaut
A lone wanderer is hunted across a dead desert landscape. Blown off course, the Pteronaut is far from the deserts he knows. His stocks of water, air, and food, are low and time is running out. On his trail is the Crawler, a sentient machine from the deserts' very beginnings. Ancient and unstoppable, the Crawler cannot be beaten. The Pteronaut has no choice but to run. As he crosses the deserts, the Pteronaut discovers more about the dead red world and the part his kind played in it. The final confrontation with the Crawler brings the past and the present together - but does the Pteronaut have a future?
Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 7 out of 10
Character/Execution: 7 out of 10
Overall: 7.25 out of 10

Assessment:

Plot: This dramatic, fast-paced novel is well organized. The author creates a vivid environment of devastation and destruction.

Prose: The prose is compact and concise, although some of the invented words can be a bit clunky. Additionally, the prose occasionally becomes overly dramatic and slightly purple.

Originality: This is an original story that manages to capture interest and maintain a furious pace while intentionally leaving out the "before" details.

Character Development: The characters are well crafted and strongly developed. Readers will definitely care about them and their story.

Date Submitted: May 16, 2018

Reviews
https://medium.com/@havingfaith/book-review-race-the-red-horizon-by-m-jonathan-j

"To collectors of science fiction literature, I would say that your library is incomplete without this novel. To occasional readers of the genre, I would recommend it as an experience isolated from anything you may have read before, to skim through the air and make footfall on the red earth with an ever-present rumble of apprehension behind you."

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/customer-reviews/R1W8OH0LIZIDQG/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_t

"The book has the feel of a short story told long - quite brave of the author to do this, but it works well simply because it is so well-written and the author has excellent descriptive powers which enable a clear mental picture to be made at all times. It also has surprises, action, hope and despair."

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1936206197?book_show_action=true&from_revi

"This could very well become a cult classic. After a few chapters I became annoyed. Where was the story? After a few more chapters I was captivated. The chase is the story, and as the chase continues the land of the Pteronaut and Crawler is unleashed, unfolded, in all it's grim glory. "

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 01/2018
  • 9780993520037 0993520030
  • 228 pages
  • $$7.49

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