Posted by: travelrat | March 11, 2014

Review: ‘Raindrops’

Review: ‘Raindrops
By Mike Kingdom-Hockings

http://www.amazon.com/Raindrops-sci-fi-Botswanas-Okavango-region-ebook/dp/B00HYVMXMG 51+JxOnFofL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX278_SY278_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_

I asked myself recently whether the short story is a dying genre, or I just don’t read them any more. I remember those paper-back collections I used to buy, which were great for dipping into during slack periods at work. Mostly, they were detective stories or ghost stories … but, most popular of all was science fiction.

Some ‘big names’ used to contribute to these anthologies … Kurt Vonnegut, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke, Ray Bradbury … ad inf!

A lot of the science was a bit over my head, but I could still enjoy the story. And, this is what Mike Kingdom-Hockings has achieved, with the publication on Amazon/Kindle of ‘Raindrops’

It’s set in Botswana, a country Mike knows well. But, it’s not the comfortable, companionable Botswana of Precious Ramotswe, we’re out in the bush. And, when I say ‘we’, the writing is descriptive enough to take you there as well.

So, if you don’t understand the science, it doesn’t really matter. It’s still a worthwhile read.

 

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