by Iain Rob Wright (Goodreads Author)
Fly me to the moon. Let me play among the stars.”
– Frank Sinatra, Fly Me To The Moon
Not really the space romp you might expect. Think horror in a remote location. Disengage your disbelief.
But let‘s go back to the space thing for a moment… why would spacefarers from a joined US and UK organisation be called cosmonauts instead of astronauts?
And there really is no flux capacitor. No, there really isn‘t, unless you are Michael J. Fox.
“Are we supposed to believe that the most expensive structure ever built is in jeopardy, but all they’re sending is a half-dozen space jockeys?“
Yep! And although they are space jockeys, they know nothing about physics, because…
“The thickness of that glass must be immense to stop it caving in. I don’t even want to think about what would happen if it cracked.”
Ehem, air pressure inside, vacuum outside… In what scenario would the glass cave in exactly? And… a glassdome? *eyeroll*
“Trent, can you bring up a map of this place? We need to find the quickest way to the delivery bay.”
I don‘t know, but if I was the boss space jockey, I maybe would have gone to the command center first?
Anyway, this was roughly the first 10% of this literary gem. But you know what?
So, just roll with it…
Plenty of plotholes and the writing doesn‘t get better. But if you want some brain candy and aren‘t picky, this will do.
What is the reason behind the book‘s title? Never found out. I doubt very much that it‘s the year this is set in. Distance to the moon minus all the zeros, that‘s my best guess…
And, oh… SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER… putting the top half of that dead (?) space zombie in the hold is a really, really bad idea. Unless the author plans a sequel, obviously… Makes the whole idea of blowing up the station completely pointless!
So, yeah, it was entertaining…