Mercury Rapids

Mercury RapidsMercury Rapids by Steven Johnson by Steven Johnson

My rating: 5/5

When Bill Lewis is abducted by extraterrestrials, little does he know that he will embark on an adventure that will see him pitting his wits against alien forces intent on destroying the Earth.

Mercury Rapids takes me back to the old days when sci-fi was my preferred genre. I would devour book after book from masters such as Wells, Bradbury, Asimov and E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith. I just couldn’t get enough!

And now, for me, Steven Johnson is up there with the best of them. I don’t know how I’ve missed such an incredible talent. He is brilliant in the art of storytelling.
Mercury Rapids is a compelling, humorous and well written book with a perfect balance of science fiction and science fact. It has an interesting, thought-provoking plot that will undoubtedly keep you entertained until the end. The characters are extremely likeable. I particularly favoured the protagonist, Bill Lewis. He’s witty, intelligent, at times fickle, but lovable all the same.
It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a science fiction tale as much as this one. It’s a fun, lighthearted read that I can’t recommend enough.