With football season underway, I decided it was the best time to listen to Scott Sigler’s podiobook “The Rookie.” As a sci-fi fan, I couldn’t resist the premise: futuristic, inter-galactic football teams (comprised of alien and human players) battle, sometimes to the death, in their pursuit of triumph. As an only casual spectator of the present-day sport, I worried that perhaps I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the action. (I also worried that it would be more sports-focused than my love of adventure could go along with.) My faith in Sigler was well-rewarded however. Continue reading
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Author Scott Sigler delivers an adventure on par with ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ but with a focus on anthropology instead of archaeology, and with a backdrop of mining instead a race for historic artifacts. Genre-wise the compare/contrast gets a little tricky. ‘Earthcore’ is present-day sci-fi horror, while ‘Raiders’ is… erm… historical… ah…? Your guess is as good as mine. (Historical-science-fantasy? How else does one sum up: “Fire. Lightning. The power of God or something.”) The point I’m trying to make here is that ‘Earthcore’ is every bit as compelling, as fast-paced, and the only thing it lacks is Harrison Ford.