Blue Planet Gets Red Hot
As expected, given the lateness of winter, we skipped spring and went right into summer. The temperatures literally went from 28F one Sunday to 28C by the next one. Snow didn’t just melt – it all vanished. Like ninjas into the night.
Now the good times can start rolling with daylight sticking around past 09:30 pm already and humidity-free.
Red Planet Blues
Incorporating the first 10 chapters of Robert Sawyer’s Identity Theft into this book, the story continues in this book answering all the dangling threads.
This is a fun SF/mystery/noire mash up that pays hommage to stories like The Maltese Falcon. The ability to transfer bodies to artificially constructed bodies keeps you guessing until the end who is whom. And who will live or die.
This is a change of pace from Sawyer’s previous novels as it does not contain any big idea concepts and is focused mainly on human motivations. It sounds like Rob’s next book returns to the big idea concept and a very fascinating one at that. I eagerly anticipate that one but until then this is an excellent change of pace.
Will we ever get to see Alex Lomax again? I wonder as his story does not seem finished…
There is an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital ensconced in a cell down a hall very much like the one from SOTL. The Ripper has been silent for two years and Lass has been missing that long. The inmate is another doctor – Dr. Abel Gideon played by Eddie Izzard – who has just killed a nurse in the same ritual as the Ripper.