“A perfect blend of science fiction and alternate history”
He’s abducted by aliens to the planet Vost.
He’s saving up for his fare home.
But he’s got the small matter of a planetary apocalypse to deal with first…
In 1977 a New York Cab driver Mike Redolfo is abducted by aliens after being mistaken for a renegade scientist. Meanwhile, back in 1944 a mysterious man and his Jewish fiancée are fleeing across Nazi-occupied Europe.
Redolfo tries to keep a low profile on his new world whilst earning his fare home, but unwittingly gets involved with a shady gang of alien criminals, inadvertently bringing the planet to the brink of catastrophe.
As the link between the timelines becomes clear, Redolfo must discover secrets from the past that may hold the key to saving the planet.
If you like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse 5, and Frank Herbert’s Dune, you’ll love this gripping and entertaining sci-fi mystery thriller.
The premise of this book reminded me a bit of a rollicking good space romp I read last year, Space Team by Barry Hutchinson, so I was really excited to be a part of this tour. Space Taxis ended up having a different tone than Space Team, but it was still a lot of fun to read.
There’s some intense science fiction in certain parts, but it was written in a way that should be accessible for all readers so even if sci-fi isn’t your normal jam, this book has a broad appeal. Especially with the way that 20th century Earth history was interwoven throughout.
At first I felt like I was reading three different books and it did take awhile for me to realize how the different storylines connected. Some readers may have trouble with this, but stick with it because it’s definitely worth it. I was pleasantly surprised at how they all connected and it made for a very unique story.
The only thing I’d recommend is that for anyone struggling with the alien names and places is to maybe take some notes or create a glossary. I read a LOT of sci-fi but even I had a hard time keeping track of the different alien characters, agencies, and locations in this book. A glossary would have been really useful, something that I wish more sci-fi/fantasy authors would do.
Whether you’re a sci-fi junkie like me or trying out the genre for the first time, Space Taxis is a fascinating read that kept me turning the pages late into the night. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and the authors for letting me read the book in exchange for taking part on the blog tour.
Adam wasted much of his youth watching Star Trek on the TV and films like Planet of the Apes and Alien on the big screen. He redeemed himself by becoming a surgeon but has since graduated from writing articles for science journals into writing his own Sci Fi and Alternate History stories. As a writer he is dedicated to giving his readers a great story laced with strong, fun and scary characters. Descended from Jewish refugees who escaped from the pogroms, he is haunted by the stories of the Holocaust but inspired by heroes who put themselves at risk to save others. Adam likes to hear from his readers. You can find him at http://adamfroshauthor.com or on his Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AdamFroshAuthor
Harriet will never be able to let go of Greek gods. No, not the sculpted Adonis-like figures on the beach, but the ancient ones.
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