Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Book Review: OXYGEN by John B. Olson and Randy Ingermanson
John B. Olson is one amazing guy. He not only writes bet-you-can't-sleep-until-you-finish-it fiction, he's also a keep-you-awake-after-lunch speaker, a generosity-knows-no-bounds person, and more than a little bit good looking. And, AHEM, he is one of the speakers at the Write to Inspire Conference next weekend in Sacramento, California. No, it's not too late to sighhhhn up, unless you're reading this on or after July 20, 2013.
This has got to be one of the most intense romantic suspense/space adventure/science fictions I’ve ever read—I’m thinking it would make a great movie, but one you might want to watch early enough in the day that you have time to breathe for a while after it’s over.
Valkerie Jansen is interviewed as a possible astronaut on the first manned venture to Mars, one of four who will make the long voyage to the red planet. Her problem is that obviously the interviewers missed her grades as a freshman in college, the year she had spent partying instead of studying. No way is she going to tell them, either.
Bob Kaganovski, one scheduled to go, is pretty sure he’s going to be axed. Somehow he blew the psyche evaluation, and he isn’t even sure how, but the looks that passed back and forth between the psychiatrists spoke volumes.
Kennedy Hampton is a partier and womanizer, but a such a talented and experienced pilot that they’ll overlook that. He’s a shoe-in.
Lexis Ohta is a mystery, close-mouthed and stand-offish. But also multi-talented and sure to be chosen.
Joshua Bennett, a born leader with bountiful wisdom…no reason he wouldn’t go.
Bob thinks the pretty new doctor lady—Valkerie—will replace him. Any one of the others could do anything he could do. Well, if anyone deserved to take his place, it’s her. Stiff upper lip, Bob.
One problem—or maybe two. Some explosives are missing from the supply section. Explosives that don’t need oxygen to blow up. And someone has leaked the plans for the habitat they’ll be living in on this journey to terrorists. Who did both or either? The answer or answers are critical.
John Olson, the cowriter of this spine-tingler, will be sharing his writing expertise at the Write to Inspire Conference on July 19 and 20 in Sacramento.
You can purchase Oxygen by clicking on any of these links: Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, and Barnes and Nobel.