Saturday, February 12, 2011

Review of Planet Janitor by Chris Stevenson

Planet Janitor
Custodian of the Stars
By Chris Stevenson

Meet the Crew

About The Book:
Captain Zachary Crowe and the crew of Planet Janitor Corporation are adept at handling environmental clean-ups and close system jumps to pick up precious ores and space trash. The problem is they have yet to complete an assignment without a mishap to add to their not so stellar record. Scraping the bottom of the barrel, Orion Industries contracts Planet Janitor for a clandestine operation that no one else wants, offering them more money than they could spend in three lifetimes. The mission entails a 12 light-year trip to a newly found habitable planet in the Tau Ceti system. The crew will lose 26 years on Earth due to the cryo jump, but that is the least of their problems. What they find on Tau Ceti will test their wits, and threaten their very survival.

My Review: 
FIVE STARS:  Chris Stevenson writes a believable Sci-Fi story, not an easy feat in itself. But more than that, he makes the whole thing edge-of-your-seat adventurous from the very beginning. Every character is uniquely fleshed-out so that each one is vital to the plot. When all the characters in a story are important and the author makes you connect with them through insightful storytelling, it's impossible to find a part of the plot that isn't strong and compelling. I enjoyed this book from the first page to the last. When the storyline called for fear, I was afraid. When it called for frustration and hopelessness, I was in despair. When it called for hard decisions, I voted along with the rest of the crew. Great Job Mr. Stevenson!

1 comment:

  1. Lynda,

    Thank you for the time and effort you put forth on reading and evaluating Planet Janitor. It was a fun romp for me, and I do hope the public enjoys it. It has some Golden Age roots, for sure, inspired by two very good friends, Alan Dean Foster and the late, but great Poul Anderson.