Friday, August 7, 2009

Review of Blood Red Sphere, a new SF novel by horror writer Lawrence Barker

The blog King of the Nerds has a review of Blood Red Sphere (Swimming Kangaroo Books, July 2009), a new science fiction novel by horror writer Lawrence Barker. The book's plot involves an artifact scavenger on Mars named Helios, who is drawn into deadly intrigue by criminals seeking a sacred sphere. In his review, King of the Nerds concludes:

“While the classic hard-boiled plot elements Barker employs lend the novel a certain level of predictability the short chapters, vibrant world, and all around quick pacing of the novel combine to create an fast paced, exciting read that makes for excellent beach reading. While I don’t see The Blood Red Sphere winning any major awards it is still a solid, well-told science fiction tale that deserves a bit of attention. I’ll certainly be keeping any eye out on future novels by Lawrence Barker and hope that one day he returns to his version of Mars.”

Blood Red Sphere was also reviewed by Publishers Weekly.

Lawrence Barker resides near Atlanta. His horror novel, Renfield (2005), is a revisionist retelling of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897). Barker’s short stories have appeared in several anthologies of horror.

1 comment:

Sharon E. Dreyer said...

Blood Red Sphere sounds like a horror story that I'll have to add to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing this information.

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