Review of “Colony Five” by SJ McCarthy

This took me all of maybe 4 hours to read, and it was good.

Life on Earth has changed dramatically thanks to global warming and failed government. What else is there to do but create a wormhole, develop it and set it up to search for Earth-like planets to colonize? Throw in a cult leader, separated camps on an alien planet and you’ve got the makings for a very intriguing story.

There’s love, science, death and characters searching for themselves in a new world. It’s got pretty much everything, and the writing was well done. McCarthy describes the alien landscape, as well as the declination of Earth, is tangible detail. Not being a fan of the futuristic sci fi genre, this helped me a lot.

The colonists went through all the phases one might expect upon having established a new life in a new location. They had doubts, suspicions, moments of self-discovery and changes in relationship dynamics. All of it. They also had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak, in terms of science (food growth, heating & cooling, etc). This including fine-tuning the wormhole to create tunnels in the mountains. Science-y people will dig this book. No pun intended, of course.

Like I said, this book has everything a reader could want.

I give it a high recommendation – 5 stars. Here’s the buy link 🙂

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6 Responses to Review of “Colony Five” by SJ McCarthy

  1. Great review! If you ever get the chance, please check out my book in the iBookstore or amazon. It’s called Deception, a crime romance. I would be grateful if you could review it for me. 🙂

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