Welcome to one of the March 15th stops on the blog tour for Space Taxis by Adam & Harriet Frosh, organized by Rachel’s Random Resources. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for excerpt spotlights, reviews, author guest posts, and Q&As!
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About the Book
by Adam & Harriet Frosh
Published 6 November 2020
Burton Mayers Books
Genre: Historical Science Fiction, Comedy
Page Count: 340
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He’s abducted by aliens to the planet Vost.
He’s saving up for his fare home.
But he’s got the small matter of a planetary apocalypse to deal with first…
In 1977 a New York Cab driver Mike Redolfo is abducted by aliens after being mistaken for a renegade scientist. Meanwhile, back in 1944 a mysterious man and his Jewish fiancée are fleeing across Nazi-occupied Europe.
Redolfo tries to keep a low profile on his new world whilst earning his fare home, but unwittingly gets involved with a shady gang of alien criminals, inadvertently bringing the planet to the brink of catastrophe.
As the link between the timelines becomes clear, Redolfo must discover secrets from the past that may hold the key to saving the planet.
If you like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5, and Frank Herbert’s Dune, you’ll love this gripping and entertaining sci-fi mystery thriller.
My Rating: 5 Stars
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I was granted complimentary access to Space Taxis through Rachel’s Random Resources as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title. Thank you to all involved! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
A rogue scientist from the planet Vost is hiding in WWII Europe. New York cabbie Mike Redolfo is mistaken for said rogue scientist three decades later, arrested and brought to Vost, then released with the “sorry, not sorry” explanation that his transport back to Earth will not be free, better get a job. But good news! There’s a cab company hiring…
This is an amazingly well-written and hilarious book! Seriously, one of my first new favourites of 2021. It’s almost impossible to pick a favourite timeline, but Redolfo’s hardened NYC sense of humour gives him the edge and I loved reading his reality-shattering experience working with the tech-distrusting and privacy-seeking transport clientele of Vost.
This is suitably classified as science fiction and comedy, but I would go more specific and call it a space opera. There’s new tech, sure, but it isn’t explained. “How am I supposed to know how it works? I just install it.” It’s definitely more about the characters and their troubles and motivations than it is the science and technology they’re interacting with. Because of this, like most space operas, I do think this would be a very good book for readers who aren’t hardcore science fiction readers or who don’t want to be inundated with a dictionary’s worth of terminology that requires a B.Sc. to understand. It’s a little bit science with a hint of fantasy, but mostly it’s adventure with a healthy side of comedy, and you won’t want to put it down.
About the Authors
Adam wasted much of his youth watching Star Trek on the TV and films like Planet of the Apes and Alien on the big screen. He redeemed himself by becoming a surgeon but has since graduated from writing articles for science journals into writing his own Sci Fi and Alternate History stories. As a writer he is dedicated to giving his readers a great story laced with strong, fun and scary characters. Descended from Jewish refugees who escaped from the pogroms, he is haunted by the stories of the Holocaust but inspired by heroes who put themselves at risk to save others. Adam likes to hear from his readers.
Harriet will never be able to let go of Greek gods. No, not the sculpted Adonis-like figures on the beach, but the ancient ones.
Loving all things mythological, her writing incorporates myths and legends from around the world. Her other fascination is with the criminal mind, and you can expect to see a blend of these two interests in her writing.
As a student of English, she spends her day critiquing literature and her evenings creating exciting characters and fun stories.
Harriet is also an artist, and she would like to hear from her readers and those interested in her art.
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