Review: Biosphere: Hazard by B.W. Cole

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Author: B.W. Cole
Publisher: Distant Shore Publishing
Page Count: 130

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Synopsis

When Kit escapes the boredom of space settlement Oasis-7 for a more exciting life, he leaves behind his brother, Jay, and sets him on a journey of his own to try and regain what he lost.

Imprisoned renegade, Sola, serves her time on a nameless moon under the shadow of giant planet Tian. When her friends disappear due to a mysterious illness, secrets begin to unravel, and the true and terrifying nature of the moon is revealed. 

There is only one choice. Escape. At all costs. 

Events are set in motion that can never be undone. Can you ever truly go back from where you came? If you return, what is the cost? 

Dripping with the Gothic atmosphere of Bladerunner and Alien, lovers of dark science fiction, suspense stories and horror will happily sink their teeth into Biosphere: Hazard.

Review

A blitz of a read perfect to scratch that dark sc-fi itch you have.

I was first attracted to the cover of Biosphere: Hazard with its simple yet effective art and the deep purples present are striking. Then I had a read of the synopsis and I knew that I had to read this novella. 

Biosphere: Hazard is a short read of only 130 pages and Cole has worked wonders not to waste a single word. Every page is full of action and it all serves to progress the deep and well crafted story. From the first page we are injected into the far flung world which I feel I have come to know a lot of and I love what Cole has done in the way of world building. 

I am surprised at the amount of world building there is in this novella. Cole does a great job of using short but strong descriptions of the surroundings to immerse us into the dark and gritty world on offer. I will easily say I would not what to be one of the main characters traversing the settings. They certainly don’t have it easy.

There are plenty of characters to come to terms with in this sort read. For me there was one to many for me to come to grips with but this is no major problem. The story revolves round a small handful of characters and once that was realised I found it easy to push the others into the background.

All that being said the characters are intriguing and I found myself wanting to know more about Kit and Jay. I would love to see a follow up novella that focused on Kit and Jay’s life prior to the events in Biosphere: Hazard.

If you are looking for a quick sci-fi read that is dark, gory and full of grit then look no further. Biosphere: Hazard does all this while being thoroughly entertaining.


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