Aphelion Review # 13

An Alien World

By David Kerr

Review by Dan L. Hollifield

Type of music/work: Sci-fi, first novel.

David Kerr
Cover Art by an uncredited artist.
Published by Writers Club Press, an imprint of iUniverse.Com, Inc. http://www.iuniverse.com

General impressions of the album/book:

Refreshingly funny, thought-provoking, and well constructed.


David Kerr has crafted a fine novel in "An Alien World" by paying attention to little details that keep the internal consistency high. After a quibble about one of his story's postulates as I first began to read, I was quickly swept up within the story itself. David made the plot point that I disagreed with work withing the internal logic of the story. Within just a very few pages I forgot my quibble and sat back to enjoy a great tale.

I found the humor to remind me of Keith Laumer, Harry Harrison, and even Ron Goulart at times. Which is to say that I liked it very much. Not only the aliens, but the humans also were well thought out, interesting characters. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Kerr's work in the future.

Background info:

The bio in the back of the book says that David Kerr lives in Massachusetts, graduated from Boston University and Boston College, and is married. He and his wife have two sons. Unfortunately, it was a very short bio. Perhaps more info will be included in his next book. David can be e-mailed at fidchivers@msn.com.

Review Copyright 2001 by Dan L. Hollifield

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