jaybatson's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


For all of you who long for more books in the style of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, or Mercury Falls, or other such humorous space / science-fiction, Space Force is for you. Its cast of extremely lovable characters, most of whom have quick sardonic wit, gallivant around saving their (and other’s) hides from existential threats to themselves, planets and civilizations. It’s all in a days work for the erstwhile “Team” (some of whom refuse to be called as such) in this trio of stories bundled into a book.

I am so pleased to have stumbled onto this series. I’ve been reading so much serious stuff lately, and it feels so good to laugh. There were many times where I just had to stop reading and enjoy grinning & chuckling for a few moments before continuing on. There might have even been some laughter tears involved.

The only reason this doesn’t get 5 stars is because I reserve that for generationally incredible books. Ones that I lower down after finishing, say “Whoa”, and immediately read again. Space Team isn’t quite that. But for readers that like fast paced space-ranging adventures, with inventive space tech and clever stories told with wit & charm, and a desire to simply enjoy an easy ride, I recommend this opening salvo of this series. I’m moving on to the next book immediately.