Romantic Si-Fi, 5/10 – July 2008
Quite a ridiculous book, my first (and hopefully last) romantic si-fi. Even if the story wasn’t great I still find futuristic things interesting because they make me dream. For example, her ship, SIMON (Sentient Integrated MObile Nanoessence) is like a futuristic brain embedded Google. This kind of book is brain candy for me, nice but no good for me.
The book isn’t just sci-fi, it also has a touch of Fantasy e.g. mageline sorceress. I’m not sure I like the si-fi/fantasy mix. I like the science in sc-fi to make as much sense as possible.
Is being a goddess by accident funny/interesting? Maybe a little funny for example her drunken bar-crawl ramblings have become like religions commandments but the fallout from the ‘revelation’ of the ‘goddess’s’ true nature is never explored properly so it makes the whole thing a bit pointless? A further weakness is the ending, there’s almost no show down at all.