Book Review: Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future (Santiago #1) by Mike Resnick (four stars)
“My cause was lost before I ever joined it.”
Good book, Fresh–if obvious–plot twist. Not so much SF or fantasy as a horse opera set in space, but that worked for George Lucas.
“I’ll do what I promised.” “But you won’t be happy about it.” “I’m never happy about killing things.”
Verses of doggerel open each chapter, introducing cast and propelling the plot. (Especially cute that most were admitted to be erroneous.)
Shielding themselves from the planet’s ever-present rain.
Resnick follows the Star Wars/Trek convention of treating each planet as a single climate zone. Not so applicable to the original sample.
“It’s easy to decide to remake a world. It’s more difficult to choose between evils.”
Not sure I read the whole piece. Advertising in the middle. What I read sounded interesting.