Review: Mann Ramblings – The Luxorian Fugitive

: Mann Ramblings
Reviewer: Vivian
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
Genre: M/M Sci Fi

Sergeant Liam Jacks is the security chief of transport vessel, The Santa Claus. He travels the planetary cluster with Marc Danverse, his best friend and captain, seeking to escape his tortured past and find some peace of mind.
Having been through a civil war together, Danverse and Liam are close. Maybe too close….
All that changes when mysterious stranger, Hadrian Jamison, an escaped Adonirati, books passage to Alpha Centauri. Can he be trusted? Can the stories of his past be believed?
As Liam’s fascination with Hadrian grows, jealousy threatens to tear apart his friendship with Danverse.
When Hadrian’s owner shows up, Liam is forced to go against orders in order to launch a rescue mission to save him.
The ensuing conflict may be more than any of them expected.
DNF 21%.

Life’s too short. I love sci-fi, but this book just didn’t work for me.

First, the descriptions were clunky. Reads like Tom of Finland models meets NYC Leather scene with retired military characters in bathhouse porn. The world building was not very convincing, things were too relatable: department stores, cups of tea, whiskey (pst! adding Centauri in front of whiskey doesn’t make it sci-fi), camping chairs. I was losing interest even though I liked the initial scene between Danverse and Liam. Then there were derogatory comments every 7% of the book. It’s not cute or funny. It’s sophomoric and bad taste.

Making indiscriminate comments about people based on race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed makes you prejudiced.

–“Second, I don’t live on this boat because I trust females, boss. Synthetic or not, if she goes on her period, I’ll be the one who gets blamed when we all start screaming, ‘Oh God, oh God, we’re all going to die.’

–They turned the second passenger away. Clearly she had ignored the “No Hetero, No Female” rule.

–“Second, I’m not into a threesome with his man, and two bottoms bumping pussies doesn’t a relationship make.

I get it. I’m leaving. This book is the purview of Gay Males ONLY–everyone else can F*ck OFF!



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