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If you like space opera / frivolous sci fi or parody, you’ll like this one. It manages to be amusing but not so silly that you feel like it’s a waste of time. Rather it’s a solid sci fi story with a flippant central character who makes light of every situation. Some may find the character annoying—certainly other characters in the book do—but I rather enjoyed the character’s ability to see everything, no matter how dire, in a light-hearted way. The skill of the author is shown in his ability to maintain a sense of drama amongst the slapstick style.
Cal is supported by a cast of interesting characters: a dog woman, a mostly mechanical man with super strength, an officer for the corporation who sends them on their possibly hopeless mission across the reaches of space, and a ball of slime with the ability to take any shape it wants. Cal’s relationship with the ball of slime is quite endearing.
The story had some unexpected twists and turns which in a world overflowing with sci fi titles managed to be unique.
Space Team is an excellent example of the space opera genre. 5 stars.
Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can’t possibly get any worse.
He is wrong.
It’s not until two-thirds of the human race is wiped out and Cal is abducted by aliens that his day really starts to go downhill.
Whisked across the galaxy, Cal is thrown into a team of some of the sector’s most notorious villains and scumbags. Their mission should be simple enough, but as one screw-up leads to another, they find themselves in a frantic battle to save an entire alien civilization – and its god – from total annihilation.
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