Black Hull (The Complete Novel)

Black Hull (The Complete Novel)

by Joseph Turkot
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Black Hull 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Mick has awakes to find he is alone in space with no knowledge of what happened. He is saved and finds he is in the future. A future that is full of robots and never knowing who to trust. He ends up in the hands of Sera who just wants to get into Utopia. She promises to help Mick get back to his time but there is something else out there with it's own plans. The Force of Darkness wants to reset everything and end humanity. FOD sees it as the virus that has screwed up the universe. Mick will have to decide if he wants to go back to his family or if he wants to stay in Utopia. FOD may just change his plans for good. Mick was an interesting character to get to know. He has a past and did things he can't take back. He has always lived for exploring space and put his family to the side to get his goals. He faces many challenges when he wakes up including looking at all he did. You see the way he acted wasn't all his fault but I still didn't care for how he treated his family. You also get to see where Sera comes from and how she became the smuggler she is. She has her own guilt eating away at her and what she believes she did. This is an action packed interesting book. You see the universe in the future through the authors eyes. It is a dangerous and complex world you find yourself in. Action is always going full speed and you are never sure what will happen next. It's a place everyone does what they can to get what they want. You get flashes back to Mick when he was around his family and you see how much he regrets what he did. He has big choices to make in this book and seems to change for the better. If you love sci-fi or dystopian book you may want to try this book out.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
As a sci-fi fan I was drawn to the premise of this story and its thought-provoking implications. The author crafted a story that was fast-paced and full of twist and turns that ultimately left me with my jaw on the floor in a last minute shocker that I had a foreboding feeling about. Along the way the author introduced us to an eclectic cast of characters with backgrounds hinted at through flashbacks scattered throughout the latter half of the story especially. These characters range from a human to lifelike bots to androids reminiscent of those found in Star Wars. Much of this story had a Star Wars feel in fact, from the cocky pilot to the droids to an older individual dispensing sage advice to an exotic bar full of dangerous individuals. It was a non-stop journey full of pulse-pounding moments that led to one man seeking forgiveness and discovering it in an unexpected way. The ultimate meaning of the story was religious based with a sci-fi slant. For the most part this is not an uplifting story. It repeatedly points out how bad humanity has fallen in the future with only the rich finding peace. Most of the characters have done bad deeds that they don't feel guilty about as the ends justify the means. The only person with a modicum of guilt is the main protagonist Mick and his realizations come at his lowest point with death staring him in the face. The harshness of the characters made them hard to like and even harder to relate to. The only characters I found sympathetic were the androids GR and XJ and even they took on too comedic of a role to be likable at times. The storyline was undoubtedly unique and memorable with its exotic and vividly depicted other worlds. The characters were equally unique but hard to relate to as not much time was dealt in the here and now getting to know them beyond the mission. The tone is gritty and keeps you thinking and with more stated to come I'm left wanting more. I ultimately applaud what the author created though the execution was a bit lacking. Fans of sci-fi will find this appealing though for its thought-provoking ideas and for that I recommend it.
indykat More than 1 year ago
Nope! I love sci-fi but not this one, the writing was just so pretentious as to make it incredibly BORING. I couldn't even get a third of the way through it...even skipping. Just. No.
LostSailorNY More than 1 year ago
A Solid Novel of the Near and Far Future, Tackling Big Ideas. I read this as part of A Taste of Tomorrow: The Dystopian Boxed Set ebook. Warning: Mild Spoilers. A solid book that does what I like best about science ficiton: explore big themes, whether scientific, technological, or social by creating realistic characters in unrealistic settings and situations. The writing, too, is solid, and, with some odd lapses in diction aside, often moving, especially toward the end. One thing I would have liked to have seen a little more of was a little more description of places and settings, which were often left a little vague. I did find some of the plotting a bit haphazard--though the "flashback" sections interspersed throughout were effective in giving the story some needed grounding--especially at the start, but readers who persevere will be rewarded. I was relieved that the author's Veganism and the related themes promised by the forward in the version I read were thankfully more muted than I expected. Minor flaws and all, still a definite recommendation for readers who like their SF to go big...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good sci fi book with a very stupid ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago