A Star Curiously Singing

Christian - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
253 Pages
Reviewed on 07/05/2011
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Author Biography

Kerry Nietz is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers of the database product FoxPro for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff. He has one non-fiction book, a memoir entitled FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software. His first novel, A Star Curiously Singing, was published in October of 2009.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

A Star Curiously Singing is a fascinating look at what could be the future. Kerry Nietz pictures a world dependent of technology. Humans that excellent in technology are given implants and forced into slave labor. The implants allow the Masters to communicate and punish the slave. The main character in this book is Sandfly. He no longer considers himself human or machine. When he was given and implant he felt his humanity was taken from him. He is a high level debugger or repair person. The story is told from Sandfly's perspective.

The basis of the story: Sandfly is sent on a mission to find out what went wrong and or repair a robot that had been sent on an interstellar flight to an unknown planet. The robot tore itself to pieces.

I enjoyed this book once I got into it. When I first began reading this tale I felt as if I had been dropped into the midst of the plot. I would recommend the author ease the reader into a story so that they understand what is going on. The author does a great job of combining science fiction with a spiritual story. The Science Fiction is action packed but the spiritual theme is quietly woven in and never preachy. This is the first book in the new series. I look forward to the next installment.