- ASIN: B09QK7493J
- Publication date: January 15, 2022
- Language: English
- Print length: 339 pages
- Genre: Humorous Science Fiction
The BookViral Review:
A highly inventive science fiction parody that is typical of Falardeau’s superb epic saga, Wild Worlds Web is sure to live up to the expectations of fans who have read “The Alas League” and “The Lost Ark”. And it’s one of those rare reads that has so many original plot threads it seems a shame to spoil it by even reading a review beforehand!
As with previous releases in the series Wild Worlds Web blends quick-moving adventure, familiar faces, highbrow wit, and Falardeau’s eclectic imagination with far-flung technology in a read that doesn’t just bring a broad smile to the face but feels emotionally real.
As the story unfolds we’re not simply expected to follow it. Satire is typically meant to be humorous but its greater purpose is often constructive social criticism, using wit to draw attention to wider issues in society and Falardeau achieves this with a stellar cast of characters. It doesn’t matter that they are hurtling through the darkest reaches of outer space in a most unusual habitat. The social issues facing his plucky band of Earth’s survivors are as real as any we face today!
Needless to say, Falardeau’s enjoyed himself immensely with a myriad of tongue in cheek character names from Praizedee Hyppo Condriaks and Deyre Nothaldaat Badde to Gabriel MCLXV1- the one hundred and sixty-six Grand Monk of the Sobeit Order – and then there’s the wonderfully funny Fido whose universal translator has a few too many flaws!
There are some comparatively calm spots in Wild Worlds Web but in the main Falardeau’s narrative continues at its typical break neck speed as he blends science fiction and comedy into a coherent whole and it makes an ideal read for when you just want to relax and have fun without having to think too hard.
A laugh a minute brilliant conclusion to Christian-Eric Falardeau’s saga Wild Worlds Web is an unreservedly recommended five star read!