Friday, January 24, 2014

Book Review: Rocket Babe - Dust Storm

Rocket Babe - Dust Storm, by Stephen 'Randy' DeArman, is an 1950's style space opera. It portrays an alternate history of post-Apollo space exploration, which the children of the 60's would have gladly embraced. Saturn V-derived spaceships assembled in orbit. Good stuff! However, it is the dark motivation for this new space race that forms the basis of the story line. Along the way, it rolls up alien visitation and secret government organizations in a action-packed tale. It is fun, light reading and my main criticism is that the book seemed too short to fully explore the mythology of the story's universe. I don't read a lot of sci-fi but when I do it is typically a long, multi-volume saga. Thus, I look forward to the return of the Rocket Babe!

P.S. - Those who read their web posts know that the book has a lot of real world inspiration. These nuggets were strewn through the story and it was fun looking for them.