Saturday, July 31, 2010

The Superlative Stream

 latest booHere is Marcher Lord Press’s summary of Kerry Nietz’s latest book of speculative fiction.

The Superlative Stream by Kerry Nietz: Book CoverSandfly is free of the rules and free of Earth, but now there’s a new mystery to solve.

With his female companion, HardCandy, and a secret ship named DarkTrench, he travels across time and space to find the source and meaning of the transmission that changed his life.

When they arrive in the Betelgeuse system, they discover something the former crew did not¾a planet. On it lives a civilization of humanoids that are technologically advanced, peaceful, and mystifying. Is their meeting an occurrence the Scriptures predicted? HardCandy thinks so. Sandfly is not so sure.

But what he most wants to know is why is he seeing things no one else can.

And where is the song that brought them here¾or its singer? Where is the Superlative Stream?

I have a hard time calling this just a book. It is a masterful tale, woven with a different thread, and in colors mixed in a very unique way. It brings you in with its use of the present tense and futuristic dialogue. It is not just a book, but an enthralling, up-against-your-nose story. Despite the characters’ absence from Earth, Nietz still shows the wrongs of Islamic society through their memories. It also shows the delusion of those living with no purpose but pleasure. Nietz continues to astound me. “Five stars,” I say without hesitation.

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  1. I'd heard of this book before your giveaway, but I can't get it in my library system and don't know if it's worth buying or not. But I'd definitely love to read it.

  2. Millard wants to read this one bad....Gah! And the library doesn't have it!!! >:|