Stormhaven Rising*****
By Eric Michael Craig

Earth is doomed! A Rhode Island sized asteroid rears its ugly head two years ahead of schedule on its collision course. The question is, what will really destroy the planet, a big rock potato or people and their politics? Enter Stormhaven! This is a secretive high tech company and planned community with a Richard Branson-ish maverick CEO and a plan that just might keep humans alive and bickering. Can Earth’s super-powers (governments, not guys in spandex) keep from tripping over one another in a race to deal with the killer asteroid? Find out for yourself.

I read Craig’s author bio when I reviewed his short story Ghostmaker, he invented stuff for “high-tech industrial projects”. So the whole time I’m reading this awesome book, I’m imagining this dude out there cashing in his royalties and really building this stuff. Spend people, spend! Clive Cussler did it! He wrote books about exploring stuff in submarines and then his book bio displays the ultimate brag! If you are out there are you love space (c’mon be honest with yourself, we ALL love space) then do the right thing and not only buy yourself this book, buy a copy for everyone you know. This could actually be humanity’s last chance for survival, depending on how deeply life actually does mirror fiction.

Anyhow, enough reading between the lines. Craig brings his background and experience to life in this hard science fiction featuring near future technology and theories that might actually be our next big leap. Hopefully we aren’t under the gun and can casually progress, like at a brunch pace. Progress in this novel had to run at a work starts in five minutes, the little guy is still in jammies, and no one has a lunch yet type of pace. Which is good, because I read stories to see someone else suffer. Don’t judge! You like it too.

I was given a free review copy at my request and have voluntarily left a review. Any review. That fact that it’s a good one is because the book is good. Which has nothing to do with how awesome I am. You’ll have to find that out for yourself at LARC-SciFi(dot)com.

People who should read this book include, but are not limited to; those who thought Affleck and Willis had it too easy in Armageddon, people that complain that Star Wars is actually not Science Fiction, other Hard Scifi fans that are not complainers, doomsday preppers who “want to see what’s coming”, regular folks that just like good books, fans of the Walking Dead who are more interested in how people treat one another than how they eat one another, and fans of disaster books and films.

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