Science Fiction is a wonderful genre, full of a variety of distinctive sub-genres, each with their own readers. I’m just thrilled to have had the opportunity to earn the respect and support of readers in some of the biggest SF sub-genres, namely Space Marine and Space Fleet.
That’s right, wonderful readers, I’m talking about you. Thank you for the support you have shown me by taking a risk with an unknown author and buying my books, ATLAS and The Forever Gate. Thank you for the reviews, the supportive emails, the Facebook messages.
I want to give back to you, in some small way. I’ll be giving away the Audiobook of Forever Gate – Part One to my loyal “New Release” newsletter subscribers when it comes out in a few weeks. That’s one way of giving back.
But there’s another way, too. Because of you, I’m now in the position to support another talented writer. His name is Jasper Scott, and his book is Dark Space. It fits nicely under the Space Fleet sub-genre.
I wrote a review of the book on Amazon back when it came out last year April, but I never got around to publishing the review on my blog. I’d like to rectify that, given that Dark Space is currently free on Amazon until Feb. 11 at midnight.
First I should mention how rare it is to find Dark Space available for free: Jasper has sold 50,000 copies since the novel came out last year. When you’re moving that many books, you don’t give away free copies very often. But it is solid marketing, especially when the book is number one in a series (which Dark Space is), and that book is good (again, guilty as charged), if only because it makes readers want to buy the rest -)
Anyway, without further ado, here is my review: