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Collision Course

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Exciting Science Fiction Romance

    Collision Course is a fun sf romance filled wit interesting, well-developed characters. The world-building is a tad shallow, though; not enough information is provided about the 8th Wing and PRAXIS. Additionally, the story opens abruptly, with the reader dropped into the middle of a scene; a prologue to help orient the reader would have been helpful.

    Still, this was a fun story. A good distraction for a rainy afternoon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    This isn't science fiction. It's hot romance -- mostly just shor

    This isn't science fiction. It's hot romance -- mostly just short of pornography, and at times crossing the line -- with some science fiction trappings. And the author clearly isn't an SF writer; she's a romance writer who wants to get a foothold on the SF shelves next to Linnea Sinclair.

    As a romance, it's pretty standard. It follows the pattern "sweet savages" have followed since Rosemary Rogers gave birth to the genre. The protagonists are appealing, despite being cliched as supernaturally beautiful and capable. However, the lack of any personal antagonist deprives them of a useful contrast.

    As an SF adventure, it's pretty standard as well. I read it ticking off the tropes just as they arrived. It could have been written as a Western or a medieval fantasy without distorting any important aspect of the plot line. Nothing new or innovative here.

    All that having been said, Miss Archer's writing is competent and better. She does take liberties with viewpoint, but they didn't detract significantly from the smoothness of the narrative. I would have preferred a greater ratio of action and outer dialogue to the protagonists' frequent inner monologues. Also, the metaphors and images occasionally seemed a bit overwrought.

    I did finish it. I did enjoy it. So it's not bad. But it will be more to the taste of a hot-romance reader than to that of a science fiction aficionado.

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