Into the Black by Evan Currie
DESCRIPTION: “Beyond the confines of our small world, far from the glow of our star, lies a galaxy and universe much larger and more varied than anyone on Earth can possibly imagine. For the new NAC spacecraft Odyssey and her crew, the unimaginable facets of this untouched world are about to become reality.
The Odyssey’s maiden voyage is an epic adventure destined to make history. Captain Eric Weston and his crew, pushing past the boundaries of security, encounter horrors, wonders, monsters, and people, all of which will test their resolve, challenge their abilities, and put in sharp relief what is necessary to be a hero.
A first-rate military science fiction epic that combines old-school space opera and modern storytelling, Into the Black: Odyssey One is a riveting, exhilarating adventure with vivid details, rich mythology, and relentless pacing that will leave you breathlessly awaiting book two.”
Print Length: 587 pages
Publisher: 47North; Remastered edition (March 27, 2012)
Recommended Age: Adult
REVIEW:5 STARS-NOT TO BE MISSED!
I’m a sucker. This isn’t Scalzi, or Haldeman. We’re not talking about a modern science-fiction classic. At least, I doubt it. But, Currie does write an incredibly fun story, echoing elements of Star Trek, and even Haldeman. He’s created a story that lets the reader easily escape into their imagination for a few hours, and I had a great time doing it.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who appreciated Currie’s work. Into The Black is a re-release, now published by Amazon under its own Sci-Fi imprint. As I understand it, minor revisions were made and substantial editing was done, bringing the book to its current level of polish. I didn’t have the opportunity to see it in its original form, but was inspired by this book to start picking up a few of Currie’s other works. I’ve yet to be disappointed.
Recommended for Sci-Fi fans, general fiction, guys looking for awesome reads, and kindle fans wanting good cheap reads. This was $2.99 on kindle at the time I purchased it.