Thursday, February 04, 2016
Fair Coin, by E. C. Myers
What starts off like a series of Sliders episodes, morphs about half-way through into darker territory when the guns appear and people start dying. It also gets bogged down around that point by long explanations of what is going on. A little exposition is a good thing, but my attention and patience lagged as the adventure became a physics lesson. So, an uneven story. Ephraim and his love interest make an unlikely (but eventually pleasing) pair but, by the end, I had really lost interest in their fate. Like Mary Shelley (one of the characters) kept begging, just shoot the bad guy and get this over with!