I enjoy a good science fiction read from time to time. It’s not my favorite genre, but I have appreciated science fiction for sure. One sci-fi book I recently read is Abort by Christian (C. D.) Hulen. Abort is not a huge and detailed sci-fi novel. It’s a shorter story of about 150 pages. It’s pretty straightforward in that it’s not really a world-building book where there are languages to learn and maps to understand. Instead, there are basically three main characters with a few supporting characters.
I don’t want give spoilers so I’m being somewhat vague on purpose. Both of the main characters have a back story, a history. But they both approach the moral dilemma at hand from a different perspective. They both view life and death differently. They both differ on the meaning of the mission they are on. I enjoyed the interaction between the two main characters. For the most part it was realistic and not cheesy or unbelievable. I also liked how the idea “I did what I thought was right” kept coming up and was implicitly challenged.
I do have to admit that the descriptions of the main ship in the story weren’t overly helpful. The layout and build of the ship could’ve been better. The story didn’t leave me with a good understanding of the ship its layout. That’s a bummer because I love thinking about space ships!
Overall, however, I did appreciate and enjoy Abort. The moral message was clear and thought-provoking. This is a good science fiction read from a solid Christian perspective. If you or someone you know likes sci-fi, I’d recommend checking out Abort by C. D. Hulen.
(Note: I received a review copy of this book from the author. I was not compelled to write a positive review.)
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