Review: Manhattan Transfer by John E. Stith

Manhattan Transfer by John E. Stith
Re-release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: ReAnimus Press
Pages: 398
Source: book provided by the author for review
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Aliens kidnap Manhattan; read all about it. Manhattan is taken away and placed under a huge clear dome, through which the trapped residents can see dozens of similarly trapped alien cities.

 

Review: This was another action packed, tension filled sci-fi goodness from Mr. Stith. This is sci-fi not romance, although there are attractions between Matt and Abby, the two protagonists in this book.

I had read that this book was similar to Independence Day, and I agree, but it’s not Independence Day. I thought it was a cross between Independence Day and the Walking Dead, with the world in chaos, and our way of life is no longer an option. That theme runs wild in The Walking Dead.

I thought about what I would do if I was in a situation similar to The Walking Dead, Independence Day, or even within this book, how would I handle myself? I know myself well enough, that I would probably be one of the first to die, because I have no self-preservation. I don’t have the skills to live in a world where there are no moralities, rules, or structure to guide all of us in our daily lives. Or, I would be a burden to whomever I was with and they would view me as the weakest link and try to off me!!!

Matt has that innate drive in him to survive, to make do with what he has within the situation he’s in. He’s a natural leader. He’s smart, keeps a cool head, and can lead without acting like an overlord.  Abby has the wherewithal to survive in this environment as well. She’s smart, clever, and tough.  Matt, Abby, and a team of secondary characters work together to find out what happened to Manhattan, and will save humanity.

I hope that some readers out there will give this book a try. I’m now a sci-fi fan, and I was sure I never would be. I guess never say never.