Review: Forlorn Hope By Mark Gardener

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Publisher: Article94

Publishing Date: January 2014

ISBN: 9781539811343

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 3.4/5

Publishers Description: Most of the world is a frozen wasteland. Populations have dwindled and a pair of scientists are traveling to Yellowstone National Park to see if ‘Old Faithful’ holds the key to reversing the current ice age.

Spoilers.

Review: This was an entertaining and very short novella. Hard to rate compressed storylines but what was there was pretty good up until the end where the believability aspect took a downturn. The characters were very well developed in a short amount of time and held your attention throughout. 

One kind of glaring hole, and this is just my opinion, but wouldn’t aliens that come from a colder climate than earth (stated that they retain heat better in their core) subscribe to Allen’s Rule where a lower surface area to mass ratio would be better served? So rather than have 9 foot aliens, you might likely have Eskimo  sized aliens (if humanoid).

 

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