Nighthawks at the Mission
As all of you know (who know me well) I am always always supportive of art and literature that is unique, genre-busting, or something above and beyond the “me too” copycat, do-over, remake, dollar chasing tripe. If one thing can be said about Nighthawks at the Mission, it is different. To me, it does what Sci-fi is supposed to do… it challenges the status quo and makes you think. Now, that said, a lot of people may not like or appreciate something so out there on the edge, and for that reason I include several disclaimers int his post. 1) I didn’t write this book. 2) I know some of my readers do not like books with some edginess, foul language, etc. If you don’t want that in a book, then don’t buy this one. 3) My support for this book does not mean I support any or all of the ideas, scenes, plots, or concepts of the book. It just means that I think it is original, creative, and valuable as art.
Nighthawks at the Mission is an epic, fantasy, sci-fi, tour-de-force. It is also a slightly demented, scatter-brained, fragmented, meme-dropping, allusion-riddled, drug-addled, Jack Kerouac-like, stream-of-consciousness mind thumping that dares you to “get it.”
In today’s universe, The Oberon is the last place a settler from the USA can find the American dream alive and well. Thousands of settlers have come to live in this mysterious land on another world accessed only by an energy portal in the South Pacific.
Listen, I know we don’t all like the same kinds of books. Some people don’t like weird, crazy, Hunter S. Thompson/Jack Kerouac like stuff. With bad words. Some people do. If you don’t like that stuff, don’t pick up this book, but if you like something different, weird, brilliant, and out on the very edges of sci-fi creativity today, then you might want to give Nighthawks at the Mission a try. Read my whole review on the book. It’s been re-edited and is being re-launched now. ALSO, there is a short story by none other than Fenton Cooper in this new release. Those of you who are Patrons of mine and who are reading Hell and the Sea will know Fenton Cooper very well. Anyway, if you take the leap on this book and don’t like it, it’s not my fault. But if you are the kind of person who likes something that is really different and because of that is really brilliant, I think you should give Nighthawks at the Mission a try.
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