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The Hyperspace Trap by Christopher G. Nuttall

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While the blurb and cover sell this book as a fast-paced, traditional, action-packed science fiction, The Hypespace Trap is actually anything but. And once you get past that and accepted it, you realize the brilliance of Nuttall when it comes to the human condition. 

The start of the book is slow, deliberate, and world building. We get to see the ship from three different but consistent viewpoints and even though it can seem repetitive because we get the same scenario from different POVs, I actually found it interesting to watch the subtle differences people perceived small and insignificant things like a party. 

While the action didn't start until about 65% of the way through, the suspense was there. I had no doubts about the ending, and Nuttall didn't do anything fancy to hide it. He didn't shy away from realistic deaths as the spaceship started sinking in space, either. And though nothing was a surprise, again that wasn't the point. The point was that no matter how advanced humans become, it still takes very little time for us to become angry, aggressive, and primitive when hope seems lost and modern conveniences are stripped down to survival modes.

I liked it, I almost didn't finish it. But it is worth it if you want a book primarily focused on the human aspect in a space surrounding. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Christopher G. Nuttall, and 47North for providing this free ARC in exchange for an honest review.


Comments

  1. Great review! I don't think I've read a sci fi in forever! This one sounds like a great place to start!

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  2. The cover looks good. I don't read much sci-fi though.

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  3. Like Jo - I'm more of a contemporary reader but love the cover

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  4. Not my typical genre but I enjoyed reading your review!

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  5. This book sounds intriguing, but I don't think I would like the slow start. Great review!

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  6. This is a great review. Sci-fi isn't really my thing, but I love that cover. It certainly caught my eye! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sci-fi isn't typically what I read but I enjoyed your review and that cover definitely caught my eye!

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  8. Thanks for your review. This book doesn't sound like my cup of tea.

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  9. I love me some good world-building. I was talking with someone just yesterday about sometime not wanting to stop a slow book because it might just pick up.

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  10. Great Review, this is the first time I actually heard about this book until now. And this book looks and sounds absolutely fantastic and amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and putting this book on my radar.

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  11. Sci-fi isn't really my thing. However, I do love when a book realistically depicts the human condition.

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  12. Great review. I'm not really a big sci-fi fan. More to do with the fact that it tends to go over my head :-)

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  13. I read some Sci-Fi but not much but great review.

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