Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Noteworthy Book: LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES



This month, Christian Fiction Review Blog is touring The League of Superheroes by Stephen Leon Rice.


Basic Information:

The League of Superheroes:



  • GENRE: Science Fiction

  • AUDIENCE: Young Adult and Adult

  • COVER PRICE: $9.95 (eligible for super saver shipping & $8.95 member's rates on B&N!)

  • REVIEW: Supersuits?! Superheroes?! Superpowers?! Another foray for me into the previously rarely ventured realm of science fiction! I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing is snappy and clever, the characters are delightfully realistic yet quirky (I like that better than nerdy!), the science fiction concepts are fascinating yet thoroughly understandable for a non-sci-fi girl like me, and the spiritual message is solid and reassuring. I highly recommend this book for teens and adults as an enjoyable literary adventure! Five stars!!

  • PLEASE VISIT the other blogs listed below! Many qualified readers and authors have reviewed this wonderful book and will have different comments to share that may offer more indepth or different reactions than mine.




Summary:

The League of Superheroes:


Four teenage boys and one little sister discover someone in a chat room who claims to be a little girl named Genie, but whose scientific knowledge and technology are a few centuries ahead of anyone else.

Who or what is Genie? The most intelligent mortal in history — an integral part of the most powerful force mankind has ever unleashed. And she does not consider herself subject to the laws of God or man.

On a whim, Genie transforms her new friends into the League of Superheroes:



  • Titan—a walking and flying tank—is Rod Davies, a klutzy, diplomacy-impaired beanpole who is also a certified genius in math and physics;

  • Darklight—an invisible spy—is the narrator, Tom Reilly, a scientifically inclined polyglot;

  • Tachyon—able to speed or slow time in his area—is Allen Peters, super-hacker; and

  • Micromegas—a size-changer—is Charlie Taylor, who hopes someday to be a medical missionary.

And then there are Clarice Peters, Allen’s little sister and perhaps Genie’s best friend, and "Uncle," the mysterious elderly man who was the first to treat Genie like a human being…

But can even superheroes save her (and the world) from her so-called creators—and from Genie herself?




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5 comments:

Steve said...

Thanks for the review! I see you've merged it with something like the standard post, which is rather thorough of you. Cathi sometimes does that too.

bigguysmama said...

Thanks for breaking down the characters for me! It's fun to learn new parts of this book. I've heard very little about it and am now interested for my boys!

Blessings,
Mimi B

Rick said...

I think one is going to be a stocking stuffer for me this year. At least I've suggested it. Reading these blog post keep my interest perking.

Frank Creed said...

Susan--
I've taken League of Superheroes sample-chapters to book events along with other material to display on the table, and promote Lost Genre Guild members' fiction. People couldn't keep their hands off Mr. Rice's booklets! People love superheroes, and this one is very well written. No surprise when I consider the source. Steve's a sharp guy.

Faith,
f

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TWCP Authors said...

Susan,

It sounds like you are really stepping out of preferred reading genre this fall with the sci-fi books! Good for you.

Good review as well, I will link to it from the TWCP site.

c