Mad Water by Nicholas C. Rossis

Set against a world where the remnants of successive civilisations co-exist and technology has mostly been lost, Rossis weaves a tale of ordinary people struggling to choose the least worst option. This book is the second in the Pearseus series. As such, this review might contain some spoilers for Rise of the Prince. The shadowy … Continue reading Mad Water by Nicholas C. Rossis

Rise of the Prince by Nicholas C. Rossis

Combining a well-realised twist on devolved civilisations with a firm grasp of the power of emotional and spiritual factors in shaping action, Rossis creates a possible future humanity that seems plausible on both a logical and visceral level. When the colony ship Perseus crash-landed only a handful of humans survived. Three hundred years later humanity … Continue reading Rise of the Prince by Nicholas C. Rossis

Year 18: The Schism by Nicholas C. Rossis

Combining issues of daily survival and a real sense of threat with questions of what the role of law and government should be, Rossis creates a story that is both engaging and thought-provoking. The spaceship Pearseus was supposed to celebrate New Years 2099 in style. Instead it crashes on an unexplored planet. The survivors start … Continue reading Year 18: The Schism by Nicholas C. Rossis