I am super excited to announce that I received two positive reviews from online book review agencies: Kirkus Reviews and Midwest Book Review. I admit I was a little worried about what people would think of my sci-fi novel, StarFire Dragons. My worry mostly stemmed from the fact that my sci-fi isn’t action-packed like most sci-fi novels I find. It has some action, but it’s mostly drama. Fortunately, both Midwest Book Review and Kirkus Reviews acknowledged this and still liked it! Here are the links and some excerpts of their reviews:
Midwest Book Review
“Starfire Dragons is firmly rooted in psychological depth and moral and ethical confrontations. This keeps readers engaged and engrossed as a series of difficult decisions revolve around a sense of duty and broader questions of survival. Fans of epic sci-fi that look for realistic characters and complex yet believable settings will find Starfire Dragons a powerful introductory story that promises more, yet nicely concludes its immediate dilemmas.” –D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
The full review will be published here in the March 2020 issue: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/mbw/index.htm (Note that it is not yet March. I will publish a direct link as soon as it’s available.)
“In a novel that comes close to a high order of Star Trek fan fiction, a few USS Enterprise analogs (though no Spock) are present, but the Tredon have values closer to those Imperial Japanese samurai than Klingons. And it takes quite a few repetitious episodes before the narrative really kicks into warp drive. But well-drawn characters, thoroughly explored emotions, and a long-shot mission outcome are ingredients that any admirer of humanist SF can judge shipshape… A thoughtful novel that owes a debt to Star Trek but works on its own terms.” —Kirkus Reviews
The full review is available here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/dawn-ross/starfire-dragons/
Thank you Midwest Book Review and Kirkus Reviews!
Check out StarFire Dragons now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082S563MM/