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Date: 2006-12-18 23:58
Subject: #108 Howard Tayler: Schlock Mercenary: The Blackness Between
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Howard Tayler: Schlock Mercenary: The Blackness Between

Paperback: 100 pages
Publisher: The Tayler Corporation
ISBN: 0977907430
Category(ies): SF/Humour/Comic

Back in May, I reviewed the first Schlock Mercenary book, Under New Management. This is the continuation of the story that started then. so go there, read that review, and come back here.

Ah, yes, the story. Well, they find Breya - mostly because she contacts them. There's a magnificent attempt at a mutual double-cross. And their most dangerous adversaries yet make an unannounced entry by causing inexplicable devastation with no apparent cause. Telling much more would be dangerously close to spoilerdom.

I like Tayler's story telling. It's reminiscent of Larry Niven at his Known Space best, when he's telling a great Sense Of Wonder story, with strange aliens, Big Dumb Objects™, and the like. But Tayler not only provides wonderful galaxy-filling ideas, he also has the ability to explain himself, and the footnotes are not only informative, but amusing in their own right.

The story continues, and Tayler is still good.
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