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The Rookie has to be my favorite Sigler book and I want to get it spread around
to those who don’t listen to podcasts or audio books.
Horror/Fantasy is not my favorite genre, but I’ve loved Scott’s mix of action/science/horror. The Rookie was much closer to straight on SciFi, which is my first choice.
Why did I think The Rookie was great?
1. Character development – not just the evolution of the primary character, but truly creating an interesting supporting cast of different species, personalities, …
2. World building – this wasn’t “just” a book about football. Cultures, technology and inter-species relations were fleshed out to create a rich context for the story. THAT I WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT
3. External features – Results from other games, the GFL website and contributions from others made a truly immersive experience.
There was so much in this story to like, I’ve recommended it to many people that I wouldn’t expect to enjoy the rest of Scott’s writing.
Honestly, Scott. I think Rookie is your best work to date and Passenger just pushed that a bit farther. I grew up reading Niven, Asimov and Heinlein exploring consistent Universes through unrelated stories. I think it’s one of the best aspects of genre fiction.
For the love of all that’s sick and twisted in the world, stop the flashing!
Plus, rolling out the text one char at a time is tedious.