- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Starfire World Syndicate (Oct. 1 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0982378335
- ISBN-13: 978-0982378335
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #851,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Outer Diverse Paperback – Sep 30 2011
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About the Author
Nina Munteanu is an environmental scientist and internationally published SF writer of short stories and several novels, including "Collision with Paradise" (Liquid Silver Books), nominated for the Gaylactic Spectrum Award, and "The Cypol" (eXtasy Books), nominated for the Ecata Reviewer's Choice Award. "Darwin's Paradox" is set in Canada's near future Ontario and Quebec.
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The thrill of the adrenal rush of this science fiction masterpiece, leaves you completely breathless. Your imagination is taken to levels of new heights in the adventure, wrapped with mystery and intrigue. So absorbed, you leave your own world for another meeting fascinating characters.
I end my day, drifting off in my imagination a most wonderful place to be. If we are fortunate, books often become our best friends. I'm proud to say this about Outer Diverse.
Powerful and brilliantly written, exceptional in style and detail. Humorous and witty this is a master work of metaphor and science fiction at its VERY best. Well done indeed! Outer DiverseWell, done I can't wait for the other books to follow!
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The action and the "good cop having a bad time" aspects of this story were handled very well. Lots happens and it is fun to get carried along for the ride.
The metaphysical/philosophical aspects did not impress me as much, but I am in two minds as to why. Is it that it is sometimes an awkward mesh with the plot, or is it the metaphysics and philosophy itself? I suspect that Munteanu simplified this aspect to appeal to a wider audience, and that this simplification does not sit well with me. It does not help that I was unconvinced by the concept itself.
BUT - this will almost certainly be addressed and expanded on in the folllowing books. This aspect of the book has a certain feeling to it, a "basic introduction to the concept" feel.
So I will be buying the sequel. The action is interesting enough to be worthwhile in and of itself, and Rhea Hawke is a likable enough character (if a little slow on the uptake at times). One of the plot "twists" was obvious to me very close to the beginning of the story, but I tend to pick up elements in books that most people overlook. You will have to read the book and decide this for yourself.
Which you should do, if you like futurist sci-fi and solving plot puzzles. This is a well written book, with a tight plot and lots of interesting ideas and events that maintains interest from start to finish. AND the backstory and metaphysical bits suggest the trilogy overall will be more than the sum of its parts, so that means two more good books after this one. Win/win!