Oct 05 2015

Blog Tour & Review: Saturn Run by John Sandford

Posted by Jennifer in 3 Stars, Blog Tour, Reviews, Science Fiction / Leave a Comment


In 2066, a Caltech intern notices an anomaly – something is approaching Saturn, and decelerating. Space objects don’t decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least one hundred years ahead in technology, and whoever can get their hands on it will have an unmatchable advantage. A conclusion the Chinese share when they find out themselves. The race is on, and a remarkable adventure begins – an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, and astonishing discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect – and everything you could want from one of the world’s greatest masters of suspense.


About the Author:

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. Camp won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986, and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also was the winner of the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985.
Camp is the author of thirty-five published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times Best-Seller lists.
Review of Saturn Run
Review (3.5 Stars)  I’m a huge fan of John Sandford’s Prey mysteries and I was thrilled at the opportunity to read his new book.  This book was very interesting for me because I had a hard time connecting to the characters in this story which made like it but not love it.  I did love the idea of a mysterious alien space ship headed toward Saturn and the race against time to get there first and learn from their advanced technology. There were a few slow parts that seemed to weigh the story down with a lot descriptions but it definitely picked up toward the end.
Saturn Run was an exciting thrill-ride science fiction mystery which well-written and very complex.  I enjoyed Saturn Run but my heart will always be with his Prey mysteries and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in that series.
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