The Mountains of Tomorrow – A Review

Mercury Rapids: The Mountains of TomorrowMercury Rapids: The Mountains of Tomorrow by Steven Johnson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alas, the Mercury Rapids trilogy has come to an end but what an exciting, action packed ending it was. I’ve said it before but it’s worth saying again, Steven Johnson is brilliant in the art of storytelling. He has a flair for characterisation and dialogue and a knack for keeping the reader engaged. This series has been an absolute joy to read and I certainly hope this is not the last we hear from such a talented author.

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The Thoth Imperative – A Review

Mercury Rapids: The Thoth ImperativeMercury Rapids: The Thoth Imperative by Steven Johnson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Thoth Imperative, the second book in the Mercury Rapids trilogy, is an excellent follow-up. It’s an action packed, exciting ride full of double-dealing aliens, conniving characters, twists and turns, and the humour I’ve come to love from the protagonist, Bill Lewis. A great read that I highly recommend.

There are a few typos here and there, but this doesn’t detract from the story at all. I’ve come across this with e-books before and with the quality of Steven Johnson’s writing, it’s something I’m happy to overlook.

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Mercury Rapids – A Review

Mercury RapidsMercury Rapids by Steven Johnson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Mercury Rapids takes me back to the old days when sci-fi was my preferred genre. I would devour book after book from masters such as Wells, Bradbury, Asimov and E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith. I just couldn’t get enough!
And now, for me, Steven Johnson is up there with the best of them. I don’t know how I’ve missed such an incredible talent. He is brilliant in the art of storytelling.
Mercury Rapids is a compelling, humorous and well written book with a perfect balance of science fiction and science fact. It has an interesting, thought-provoking plot that will undoubtedly keep you entertained until the end. The characters are extremely likeable. I particularly favoured the protagonist, Bill Lewis. He’s witty, intelligent, at times fickle, but lovable all the same.
It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a science fiction tale as much as this one. It’s a fun, lighthearted read that I can’t recommend enough.

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