The year is 2032. After traveling to a galaxy far far away, the three astronauts are back on Earth, but in the future. What they see shocks them. When they left Earth in 2015, America was united, but they come to a divided country.
The only way to stop this from ever happening is for them to travel back to the year 2015. And the only person who can take them back is the alien who flew back with them. They have already witnessed the powers he possesses. They know that no human on Earth can do what he can.
Will he do it? (taken from Amazon)
Thank you to the author for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion. This book will be available on January 4th, 2020.
In the interest of full disclosure: I have not read the first two books in this series. However, I was easily able to follow the story.
As the title of suggests, politics are a very big part of this book. I expected a political sci-fi. What surprised me a bit was how much more politically-focused it is. In many ways, the science fiction takes a backseat. I honestly would be interested in reading a straight-out political novel by Aithal as that seems to be where his passion lays.
However, the science fiction is solid, and the story moves along well. The politics could get a little heavy-handed and if you lean toward the right, you might not appreciate this book as much. I think what took this book from a “love” to a “like” for me is simply that the state of American politics is a stressful subject for me. Trying to raise kids in a political environment that is so often charged with hatred can be a scary thing, and it sometimes dims my enjoyment of politically-minded books. That being said, this is a creative book, and a worthy addition to dystopian sci-fi.
4 thoughts on “Divided States of America (the Galaxy series #3) by Aithal- ARC Review”
It’s really good you didn’t have to read the first one to enjoy this. I can completely understand the heavy-handed political aspect being stressful to read (I don’t even think you necessarily have to lean right to find that off-putting- I think most people in the middle find it draining too). Great review!
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I love it! Dragons rock!