The Doom Machine
By: Mark Teague
Rollicking good fun! This is top notch B-Movie style science fiction. Over the top characters, situations, aliens, monsters and planets. Everything’s exaggerated but still, on some level, believable.
Perhaps a bit too ‘over the top’ in some places for adult readers (I’m one and I enjoyed the book) the characters wear their hearts, greed and for some, stupidity, on their sleeves for all to see.
This would be a great introduction into the world of science fiction stories for middle school students but beware there are some intense battle scenes that might be a bit much for younger or more sensitive kids.
The book is well bound and printed on heavy gloss stock it is also cleverly illustrated with well done artwork by the author. Well worth reading!
Hawk (zap gun at the ready!)