Senile Sci-Fi: Levi Garret, Space Detective. Engines of Deception

Senile Sci-Fi Reviews: Levi Garret, Space Detective; Engines of Deception.

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Author: Lady Excalibur and Levi Garret, Space Detective series

The thoughts and ramblings of an old author and his views on science fiction, past and present.

Reviewed by Richard Griffith on Sept 14, 2016

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Now I don’t mean to brag, in fact I can’t brag. I’ve written eleven books now, and sold probably 50 copies combined. Not that I let that deter me. I’m writing for me, not you.

But as long as I’m out here reviewing other people’s work, I figured I might as well throw mine in as well.

Now there are good books and there are adequate books and then there are those books that make you long for the good old days of Nazi book burning. This book isn’t quite that bad.

Our story opens with Levi Garret, a six foot plus human living in a time where the average height is a good foot shorter. Is describing his life since being found, with several others, in suspended animation in a forgotten about section of the L5 space station.
Finding that he has a knack for sniffing out trouble and busting heads, he hangs up a shingle and becomes a private detective. He is then hired by a beautiful widow to find out who murdered her rich husband.

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Senile SciFi, Armageddon Reef, David Weber

Senile Sci-Fi Reviews; Armageddon Reef, by David Weber . Now get off my lawn!Armageddon_Reef_cover
by Richard Griffith on July 21, 2016 edit
Senile Sci-fi
By: Richard Griffith
Author: Lady Excalibur and Levi Garret, Space Detective series
The thoughts and ramblings of an old author and his views on science fiction, past and present.
Armageddon Reef (possible spoilers)
Now like I said last week, my current favorite author is David Weber. With that being said, however, I was less than kind to his book “Out of the Dark”. It was not my favorite, but still a good read. So to make it up to the author whom I would most like to emulate, I thought I would put out a review of one of my favorite series of his.
Now to be blunt, the entire Safehold series, which now consists of 8 soon to be 9 books, is fantastic. It’s a miss matched mix of ancient technology and super advanced science stuff. Cybernetic avatars, recon skimmers, Viking war galleys and castles are all part of the landscape. [click to continue…]

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Senile SciFi, Out of the Dark, David Weber. Book review.

Senile Sci-Fi Reviews; Out of the Dark, by David Weber. Now get off my lawn!out-of-the-dark
by Richard Griffith on July 21, 2016 edit
Senile Sci-fi
By: Richard Griffith
Author: Lady Excalibur and Levi Garret, Space Detective series
The thoughts and ramblings of an old author and his views on science fiction, past and present.
Out of the Dark: David Weber (possible spoilers)
Now I joined Save SciFi to do reviews, and the wonderful people there have given me a pretty free hand. And although I like to do movie reviews, sometimes you just don’t have the time, energy or for a starving artist, the funds to go to the movies every week.
So in accordance with that frame of mind I also said I would review books, games and old movies as well as new.
So here is my very first book review for SAVE SCIFI. Just shut up and read it.
Now I make no secret that my favorite modern author is David Weber. I will be reviewing some of his other work here in the future. Of course the man has over 20 million books sold, so I doubt he really needs my opinion, but I digress. [click to continue…]

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