Monday, December 20, 2021

Review of The Backworlds by M. Pax

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Novel, Science
Intriguing Connections = 1) Some Kind of Friendship, 2) Once Upon A Future

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Elaborate Description


This a space faring future in which competition means ruthlessness against everyone, even family.  This is part of the reason Craze’s father Bast betrays Craze.  Even though Bast and the Verkinn council had planned to remove Craze from society for some time, to Craze it came all of the sudden.  Given a meager sum of money and told to leave.  Get on a transport and make a fortune on another planet.  Craze has never left the planet, and does not know the politics off world.  What Craze has is strength, and skills in manipulation.  With what Craze has, Craze immediately sets on trying to make allies, but it is hard to trust after being betrayed by family.  Falling in with different crowds, and meeting different alien species, Craze begins to learn the ways of the Backworlds.  The first venture came about quickly, and was about obtaining the much coveted chocolate that only comes from the fabled planet of Earth.  This is a story of falling into trouble, and understanding the meaning of loyalty and trust.   


A slightly slow start, but picks up pretty quickly midway, and is a quick read. 

Questions to Consider while Reading the Book

•What is the raison d’etre of the book?  For what purpose did the author write the book?
•Why did the Foreworlders and Backworlders declare a truce? 
•Why does Craze need to leave his planet?
•What are some of the species found in the Backworlds?
•How does behavior in this future different from your time?
•Who can be trusted? 

Book Details
Edition ISBN:  2940152784091
Pages to read:   115
Publication:     2017
1st Edition:      2011
Format:           eBook

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    4
Content          2
Overall           2