Thursday, 26 October 2017

Terminal Alliance - Jim Hines

The Krakau came to Earth to invite humanity into a growing alliance of sentient species. However, they happened to arrive after a mutated plague wiped out half the planet, turned the rest into shambling, near-unstoppable animals, and basically destroyed human civilization. You know—your standard apocalypse. 

The Krakau’s first impulse was to turn around and go home. (After all, it’s hard to have diplomatic relations with mindless savages who eat your diplomats.) Their second impulse was to try to fix us. Now, a century later, human beings might not be what they once were, but at least they’re no longer trying to eat everyone. Mostly. 

Marion “Mops” Adamopoulos is surprisingly bright (for a human). As a Lieutenant on the Earth Mercenary Corps Ship Pufferfish, she’s in charge of the Shipboard Hygiene and Sanitation team. When a bioweapon attack wipes out the Krakau command crew and reverts the rest of the humans to their feral state, only Mops and her team are left with their minds intact.

Escaping the attacking aliens—not to mention her shambling crewmates—is only the beginning. Sure, Mops and her team of space janitors and plumbers can clean the ship as well as anyone, but flying the damn thing is another matter. 

As they struggle to keep the Pufferfish functioning and find a cure for their crew, they stumble onto a conspiracy that could threaten the entire alliance… a conspiracy born from the truth of what happened on Earth all those years ago. 

My thoughts:
Janitors in space, why not, I have seen it before (you have to watch Space Janitors, omg, looove that show).

Humans as always effed up and are now mindless beasts. The planet is kaputt. In comes aliens, saves a few and put them to work. As mercs and as janitors. One of those janitors is Mops, smart, resilient and really good at cleaning. And suddenly she is in charge of a space ship and what the, how does one even steer this thing? Ha, perfect.

I did have issues reading it, but that was ebook issues, I can not read ebooks anymore. The baby says NO. It takes too long reading them and that makes me lament. Funny should be read fast. You hear that, read it fast to enjoy it :)

Right where was I. Alien conspiracies. Bad aliens wanting to shoot them out of the sky. Scary humans. And so many things to clean!

Conclusion:
There is humour, there is action, but mostly there is humour, witty, sarcastic and fun.

Cover
Of course I love it


Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by DAW
Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse #1
Sci-fi
Netgalley


28 comments:

  1. Jim Hines does good humor. :)

    Hey, baby, let the lady read!! ;)

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  2. This seems like fun. I am oddly just getting into "space" books. I read the first two in the expanse series recently so I might be branching out!

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  3. It is tough to read with a baby! I guess audio books work better for you? I love audios. Glad you had fun with this one! :)

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    1. SO much better! Nothing she can touch there

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  4. That's definitely different from what I usually read. Sounds interesting.

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  5. This sounds fun, but I am not sure if this one is for me. Glad you enjoyed it.

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  6. I love the cover. Ooo baby doesn't like the Kindle.

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    1. Yup, she hates it, or she thinks there is fun things to watch there

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  7. This definitely sounds interesting, if not my normal kind of read. I love a good conspiracy! Great review :D

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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  8. I couldn't imagine being able to get any reading done with a baby in the house. This sounds like a great book!

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  9. I'm not sure this book is for me. And unlike you, the cover would have made me run the other way. LOL I'm glad to see you enjoyed it. :)

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    1. The cover is so awesome! How can u not love it

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  10. Haha, this looks like a lot of fun! I think I should have a copy coming, hope I can read it soon!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  11. I was *THIS* close to picking this one up for review. Sounds hilarious. And I love the cover!

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    1. I also saw it on audio and was all damn, I wish I had listened to it!

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  12. Thats so funny bc I have been reading a lot of ebooks.

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