Friday, 9 December 2011

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Theme Planet - Andy Remic

Release Date: 08/12/11


It’s better than sex! It’s better than drugs! If you haven’t been sick yet, you soon will be...

Welcome to Theme Planet, an entire alien world dedicated to insane rides, excessive hedonism and dangerous adventure. Operated by the Monolith Corporation, Theme Planet is the No. 1 destination for fun-seeking human holidaymakers Galaxy-Wide! Amba Miskalov is an Anarchy Android, an assassin/torture model fitted with a Quantell Systems v4.7 KillChip. She is beautiful, merciless and deadly, and blends perfectly with her human superiors. Sent to Theme Planet on a dangerous assassination mission, Amba stumbles upon a plot to undermine and destroy Earth’s all-powerful Oblivion Government – and its Ministers of Joy. But Amba is twisted, damaged and decadent – and this rebellion poses Amba a problem: to remain loyal to her creators and tormentors, to support the enemy – or annihilate them all.


Here we have a new title from Andy where the idea originated back in 1995 which expounds not only the themes that he's become well known for but also a tale that is delivered with gusto, which, as usual with a Remic novel is accompanied by tight fully rounded characters and of course, in some cases, completely insane although their own form of logic does permeate through to the reader.

Add to this a kick ass plot, top notch twisted entertainment which when backed with Andy's spartanesque prose keeps the reader reaching for more to keep their own sanity intact. Finally add to the mix, great dialogue, a wonderfully rounded world and a title that keeps you guessing to the end and the reader is in for a real treat. Definitely a book to enjoy with a few beers.


Nic said...

I stumbled over this title quite often. More than once I thought about buying the book, but everytime another title caught my interest.

Is it that good? After reading your describtion about the plot I thought about the 70ties film "Westworld".

Can you compare it to some other novel or Remics style with another author?

Falcata Times said...

Hey Nic,
It was a book Andy wrote years ago that underwent a reworking for the market. Personally of his titles I love his Combat K books the most although this has a similar type of lead protagonist within.

Hope this helps.