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The Backworlds

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I have confessed to having a soft spot for sci-fi. I was hooked

I have confessed to having a soft spot for sci-fi. I was hooked from the first page when I felt immediate sympathy for the main character, Craze. He's an underdog with limited material resources, but his drive and ingenuity come through loud and clear. After being betra...
I have confessed to having a soft spot for sci-fi. I was hooked from the first page when I felt immediate sympathy for the main character, Craze. He's an underdog with limited material resources, but his drive and ingenuity come through loud and clear. After being betrayed by his father and booted out of his home planet, he makes new alliances in a desperate attempt to survive. Craze is a charming character. The Backworlds is a scary place with all sorts of bioengineered beings. I loved reading the author's descriptions of the characters and setting. Although the descriptions are written with a light hand, the setting came across as very authentic and set my imagination in gear. I could picture a dark, gritty, desolate setting. Also, I admired the author's use of consistent language and "voices" for the characters. I kept turning those (digital) pages because I needed Craze to come out ahead in this dog-eat-dog world!

posted by Brinda_Berry on September 21, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Letdown

I really tried to continue reading this book ,but I couldn't finish. I love sci-fi but, I just did not care for the characters let alone finish this book,sorry.

posted by Anonymous on January 4, 2013

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  • Posted July 18, 2013

    M. Pax really does a fine job of introducing the reader to the b

    M. Pax really does a fine job of introducing the reader to the back worlds. His writing style is very easy to enjoy. His lead character, Craze, is shift fellow who falls in with a shifty lot to do shift things in said back worlds. A great read for any science fiction fan.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

    Craze is wonderfully colorful character. He¿s a bit of a con art

    Craze is wonderfully colorful character. He’s a bit of a con artist. He travels to the back worlds when his father steals his girl friend and casts him out. There were a lot of unique elements in this book. I was happy to read that instead of smuggling gun or drugs, he’s smuggling chocolate. Pax is a good new voice in science fiction.




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  • Posted November 25, 2012

    This is a quick read and an enjoyable romp through outer space.

    This is a quick read and an enjoyable romp through outer space. The ending is really just the beginning and left me wanting to know how Craze will do in the future. Fun!

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