5つ星のうち5.0Amazing as a Book- even better as an audiodrama!
The Heavenfield, by I. G. Hume is a science-fiction, book, ebook, podiocast and audio-drama series. The book/series has been granted various awards, the FX are awesome and the cast is brilliant!
First, the illustrations are envy-inducing! They're dark, eye-catching and tell so much of the story, you have to be curious! The scenes, I borrowed for the slideshow, are nothing compared to what your mind conjures up with the elaborate descriptions and audio. Sometimes, a scene is playing out and you can hear the sounds of the wind, a haunting howl or voices- luring you/your character into their certain demise. It is all so fascinating, I went
ahead and purchased the physical book! I had to have my own copy to enjoy and spice up my book collection. I do believe you will enjoy the series if you're in to SciFi. I'm about to dive into the second book next. So what's the story about, you ask?
Grace Palmer, a scientist, and her team have found another world. A world, either in another dimension or in-between dimensions. While in the field, a crew member dies and the others end up stranded, with no way to return. And they have no idea the land they crossed in to is a war ground between planetary residents and nightmarish creatures.
For the rest of this review: [...] **Audiodrama/book is from my personal library.
5つ星のうち4.0If you like sci-fi you owe it to yourself to read this book (or listen to the online author's reading
So I am a pretty big science fiction fan. Not the going to Star Trek / Star Wars convention type (not that I disparage anyone who enjoys those things, they are just not for me). None the less I am a very big fan of quality sci-fi books and movies. Now before you loose your cool, yes I know that "quality" is completely a matter of taste, but so are reviews right? So let's move on, shall we?
I hate to go on a big rant about sci-fi and have to argue with people that science fiction is just as valid as any other story type. So I will just go on a small one: I can't stand when people don't even give sci-fi a chance because they assume it is written for 12 year olds with zits and pocket protectors. My mother-in-law is a retired English teacher and she will not even pick up a science fiction novel. I understand if it is not your thing but at least give it the good old college try. I don't particularly enjoy mystery novels in general but if there is one that someone has recommended whose opinion I trust, I will read it. I guess that was a long rant. I apologize.
So, just to give you a little idea of what kind of sci-fi I do like, I will list some of my favorite science fiction books and movies: 1) Anything by William Gibson but especially his first 2 trilogies 2) Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson 3) The Matrix Trilogy (yes, I really liked every one of them, and yes the first was the best) 4) 1984 by George Orwell 5) The Otherland series by Tad Williams. 5) Pretty much anything by Arthur C. Clarke 5) Philip K. Dick (I actually prefer some of the movie adaptations better (I know, blasphemy).
I first started this book by listening to the reading online which is how I believe was the only way to get this novel for a while. My wife and I were taking a short road trip to a cottage about 4 hours out of town and I reluctantly agreed to listen to this since I am not a fan of books on tape (or MP3- oh how the world has changed). It was one of the most gripping and well read stories I have ever heard. We listened to each episode all the way there and all the way back but we still had not finished when we got home so I looked for the book and could not find it anywhere. Even on the author's website. Finally it was released and I saw it on Amazon and was overjoyed. I cannot reccomend it more and I can't wait to see what he does next.