Plot: Canzano provides readers with a fast-paced plot that is a delightful blend of dark humor, gore, and action. The novel’s characters and storyline could easily be made into a film or graphic novel. The author explains his futuristic concepts by introducing them casually to readers, thus making them more realistic.
Prose: Canzano’s prose flows smoothly and is clean when it comes to grammar and mechanics, but certain terms and language are repeated to the point of distraction—and this detracts from the text.
Originality: Canzano’s novel contains elements of inspiration from films like Bladerunner, The Matrix, and Star Wars, but his characters and scenes are fresh and riveting.
Character Development: Canzano’s characters are the true treasure of this novel. From a hardened, fast-talking, butt-kicking female pilot protagonist to a newly-crowned female pirate captain, the colorful cast of characters provides readers with a diverse science fiction future.
Date Submitted: July 21, 2017