Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Offworld by Robin Parrish

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing


Bethany House (July 1, 2009)


Robin Parrish


Robin Parrish had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist. In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract with Bethany House Publishers. They contracted him for the rights to not only that first book, Relentless -- but two sequels including Fearless and Merciless. A trilogy that unfolded in the consecutive summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Robin Parrish is a journalist who's written about pop culture for more than a decade. Currently he serves as Senior Editor at, a community portal that fuses social networking with magazine-style features about entertainment and culture. He and his wife, Karen and son live in North Carolina.


"Every Person on This Planet Has Disappeared."

Commander Christopher Burke and his crew are humanity's greatest explorers. They've finished their mission on the red dirt of Mars and now they just want to get back to Earth. To see friends, family, and loved ones. To be home. But even with communication to ground control cut and a perilous landing, nothing could prepare the crew for what they discover when they step foot back on planet Earth. gone.

It's not a dream. It's not a trick. Now Burke and his team have one mission:find out who or what is behind the disappearance of all mankind.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Offworld, go HERE

Watch the book trailer:

Margie's comments: Let me first say, I am not a science fiction fan. But I have read some science fiction that held my attention, were well-told, and I completed the books. And I have even recommended them to others. However, with Offworld, I just can’t into the book. The writing is subpar to Robin's previous books, which I’ve read and liked. Unfortunately, the editor in me has kicked in big-time. There's a lot of telling/narration—much of the time I can’t tell whose POV we're supposed to be in. It may get better as it goes along, but I’m 50 pages into it (my self-imposed stopping point if I am not hooked by then), and I’ve skimmed the rest, so I don’t really know if it does. For you diehard science fiction fans, I'm sure you'll love this book. So don't let my personal opinion deter you. I am intrigued by the premise of the book and I like the characters. But I have too many other books waiting to be read and reviewed for me to put any more time into this one. I am disappointed, as I really enjoyed The Dominion Trilogy.

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