REVIEW: TARGET EARTH Title: Target Earth Author: Gary W. Babb Publishers: Author House, 2007 Category: sci- fi Rating: 5 bolts
In a lot of way, Gary W. Babb reminds me of George Lucas, and his books of the original Star Wars trilogy. Lucas narrated a superb tale, a sci-fi epic in his first movie Star Wars. The story continued without a break (and at the same time each movie was a class by its own) with Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back.
Likewise Gary W. Babb has narrated a superb tale, a sci-fi story in his first book Earth is Ours. The story continues in this the 2nd book Target Earth without a break (and at the same time both books retain their individuality) and the third in the trilogy Earth’ s Warrior’s will hit the stands real soon.
The old but rejuvenated Indian Warrior Levi is back and so Amy. For the uninitiated Amy is a symbiotic self-aware female computer without which Levi is not complete. She is a part of Levi and at the same time retains her own unique individuality and independent opinions. This time also the fight against the aliens continues. They have taken over the world and it is a day- to-day existence for the human race…rather what is remaining of them. How the duo (I can’t exactly refer to them as a duo- both are two dimensions of a single material person) fights the aliens form the theme of the work.
The highlight of the work is of course, the interfacing dialogue between Levi and Amy. The brawn and brain co-exist as two personas in the same person…and no I am not saying that this is a case of multiple personality. If you feel confused by my description, the best way to clear it is simple- read the book. I enjoyed it and can’t wait to get my hands on Earth’s Warriors.