201608 – Letter 44 (vol 1)

I dipped back into graphic novels for book 8 – with the first volume of ‘Letter 44’.

The new president is sworn in and receives a letter from the exiting PotUS telling him about a space related threat, and a science/military mission that was set in motion 3 years ago to go up and see what was going on.

A great premise, and an enjoyable read.  Definitely going to hunt out the subsequent volumes to see what happens.  I’m more interested in what happens to the mission than what happens back on Earth (so far the usual USA, USA, USA, posturing but I guess that’s to be expected).

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201606 – Influx – Daniel Suarez

 

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Firstly I’m not sure this is the book to be calling Suarez a legitimate heir to Crichton, but that’s by the by.

I did enjoy the book – and while not as much as Daemon or Freedom (but more than the drone related one that I can’t be arsed to google) it was still a very enjoyable read.  I loved the premise, that a shady off hte books govt agency has harvested all the new tech for the last 50 years and is keeping it from everyone to maintain the status quo.

Would I recommend reading it?  Well yeah, I guess so if you like this sort of thing, and you’re wiling to let a few of the plot holes pass you by