Book Review: Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci (Three Stars)


Book Review: Black Star Renegades by Michael Moreci

(Three Stars)

“He allotted himself a quick second to jam his claw against the control panel and silence all alerts. He knew he was in deep trouble, again; he didn’t need a soundtrack.”

Fun. Popcorn for the SF reader.

“And what are you going to do?” she scoffed. “What I always do,” Cade sighed. “Something stupid.”

If imitation is the most sincere form of flatter, Lucas Films, Marvel, DreamWorks–not to mention J. R. R. Tolkien, should be very flattered. In fact, their legal departments may consider when imitation crosses over into plagiarism. Not so. The plot, characters, and even some of the action and dialogue were cribbed from Stars Wars, et al., but it’s a fun, new romp through a galaxy of fools.

“We need to stop acting the way the Well expects us to. We’re a light-year away from Ticus, so you’re not as screw-up and I’m not a loose cannon.”

Lightweight. Cartoonish, but that’s nor necessarily a criticism. Lots of good, clean “hero’s journey” amusement. Just don’t expect serious literature, and you won’t be disappointed.

“I was hoping the afterlife was going to be a lot cooler than Kira’s ship.” “First of all, there’s nothing cooler than my ship. And second, you’re not dead.”

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