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Title: After Terra: Year 200
Authors: Daniel Coldspring
Publisher: Independently Published
Publish Date: April 7, 2016
Genre: Science Fiction
Goodreads Ratings: Me 4.0 / Community 4.38
Love, what’s it worth? For Matt Garrison, it means a journey to Neptune to find a gem for his girlfriend. What awaits him there is more trouble than he imagined could exist, as he is swept up into a deadly heist against the Solar Consortium, alongside the most dangerous elements of the fringe. The Consortium controls the Solar System 200 years beyond Terra’s demise, and they now want Matt and his crew dead. But there is more buried in the grave of a shattered world than anyone, even the Consortium, thought was possible, something waiting to be discovered by a seemingly outdated man like Matt…
Matt gets more than he bargained for when he heads off to Neptune in search of a ring for his girlfriend. His journey soon takes a turn for the worse. He ends up crossing paths with a misfit crew, and joins them on an adventure.
Matt is a cropper, aka farmer, who is a a good guy, though a little naive. The misfits he gets involved with include Jessie and Obed. Jessie is a bad-ass who enjoys her weapons, fighting, and sex. Obed is a less than honorable hacker. The remaining crew is just as entertaining.
This story takes place 200 years after Earth has been destroyed. The remaining humans live on other planets, and are ruled by the Consortium. One of the things I liked about this novel was that the story takes place in our star system.
A fun sci-fi novel. This is a space opera, space western, and dystopian story all wrapped into one exciting adventure. I don’t read many space operas or space westerns, so I’ll compare it to a TV show… Firefly. Humorous, action-packed, and outrageous.
I received a free digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.