Selkies' Skins

Selkies' Skins
Current book in series Temple and Skinquest. Enjoy Castle and Well from Amazon, B&N and Smashwords while waiting for that and the prequel's audiobook "Pearls of Sea and Stone: Book of Seals".

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Book Review: The Way Out: A Novel by Gordon Jensen

The Way Out: A Novel (Be Careful What You Wish For Book 1)The Way Out: A Novel by Gordon Jensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed reading this novel. I was entertained by the way the novel was written. It's a series of interviews that stitch together the story, very meta, as the point of view character is working on a documentary or a book... I forget which.

There is no true "bad guy" in this, which is nice to see becoming more common. It is man against nature and man against itself since GMO corn is what was behind the virus that made male births become a thing that does not happen anymore. I can only remember, in ALL my reading over my past 40 some years, ONE sci-fi in which I encountered a species that had no more male births. THEIR solution was COMPLETELY different than the one in this book.

I was definitely in awe of Captain Halverson when told in one of the interviews what her solution was to the black hole that allows the first challenge to mankind to begin... their "loss."

Time travel, repopulation, political intrigue, social justice questions... all good old school sci-fi trajectories the founders of the genre would be proud of, I think. I am very much looking forward to reading the next installment of the series.

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