Title: And Now for Something Completely Different (The Chronicles of St. Mary’s #9.7)
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publisher: Accent Press 2019
Genre: Science Fiction
Stars: 4/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Finishing the Series
Here's a question for you. What's the most exciting thing ever found in a fire bucket? And don't say 'fire' because you'll be wrong.
Suppose - just suppose - it was the technology to take a pod to Mars? Yeah, now we're talking!
Every Christmas, for reasons which seem good at the time - especially after an eggnog or two - Max and the others leap into the nearest pod and indulge in their illegal Christmas jump. It's a tradition. This year, however, just to be different, they find themselves part of someone else's illegal Christmas jump. It's time to don a spacesuit and bring your own urine!
This short story was definitely different. We get a story told not from Max’s perspective, but from the Time Police. I liked the shift even if Max is still my character. Plus we get an amazing new setting: Mars!!! It seems unlikely, but I would love a follow up story dealing with subsequent Mars settlements.
The Chronicles of St. Mary’s:
#9.7 And Now For Something Completely Different
#10 Hope is for the Best
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