March 5, 2012
Review of “The Metalmark Contract”
A creatively-written, accurate science-fiction book – 5 stars
“The Metalmark Contract” is book one of a proposed 3-book series. It explains in great detail the story of Metalmark – a technologically advanced alien – first coming in contact with Earth. Metalmark looks human, is friendly on the surface, and goes to great lengths to be liked by the world population. The reasons behind his actions, and his species’ history, slowly and naturally unfold.
There are dozens of characters in The Metalmark Contract. Even though that number is high, the story is smooth and straightforward (there is a listing of the characters and their roles in the back of the book; however, I did not have to use it). Certain characters are more significant, and the chapters are written from their unique perspectives. This creates a well-rounded and connected story.
The scientific, political, and geographical information in the book is impressive. It is evident that the author was knowledgeable on these topics and performed extensive research. I have no disbelief about the details of the book.
The Metalmark Contract is enjoyable to read and eventful. There are twists to the story that make it captivating, but the events are also logical. The writing is near flawless and the wording is solid. I can tell the author spent a good deal of time creating this well-written and precisely edited book.
I recommend The Metalmark Contract to readers who are interested in futuristic technology, creative story-telling, memorable characters, an imaginative plot, and world events. I look forward to reading the sequel.