Review of October Rain by Dylan J. Morgan

An Unexpected Ending

Set in the (hopefully) distant future Imagewhen Earth has long since disappeared into the sun and what is left of its inhabitants have colonised the remaining planets of the solar system.  The main character, having been born and grown up on Titan, is now living and working in the rapidly disintegrating settlement of Olympia on Mars. Working for the Government, his job is to dispose of the City’s undesirables.

This is an easy story to read in a single sitting. It moves on quickly and the style of writing is quite captivating. There is a good balance between action and description with neither seeming to be lacking. I had to re-read parts of it to work out how this was achieved and I think the main reason is that all of the description is very carefully chosen to heighten the tension.

There were a couple of places where I felt that the elements of the plot were a little overstated (i.e. the reader is told after having already worked it out for themselves) but they are so minor that I don’t think they detract from the entertainment value at all.

The story didn’t end as I had wanted it to but it was certainly quite powerful nevertheless.

I liked it. A good way to spend an evening.

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2 thoughts on “Review of October Rain by Dylan J. Morgan

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