Rediscovering Dumarest of Terra is a delight beyond belief. This kick-off novel of a series of more than 20 novels, a legend in itself by a legendary..Show More » author, was written in the mid-1950's, but (except for tape recording medium and lack of handheld communicators and worm holes) reads as if written last year.
This is an easy story to follow (say while driving or doing laundry), and Rish Outfield makes it easier by bringing the characters to life. Dumarest ..Show More »is a tough-guy with a heart and soul -- the perfect lead for a Romance. Derai is no shrinking violet or damsel to be rescued. She has her own agenda and her own assessment of Dumarest. The clash is Epic!
I very likely will listen to Toyman again because it is a classic. It's ostensibly just a simple action/adventure space traveler story -- and an old ..Show More »one with some antique ideas of how tech will develop -- but it is not SIMPLE or simplistic. It's a rich, deep, commentary on today's hottest headlines, filled with exciting ideas.
I liked it. I haven't even read any of the other books, just book 7. I found the main character likeable in a tough 'gunfighter from out of town' kind..Show More » of way. The sci-fi is fun, and interesting. The story is pretty fast paced, and the world building interesting.
Would recommend picking it up. I was pleasantly surprised.