Review – Transient City by Al Onia

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.

Transient City is a tightly-written detective story set in a science fiction landscape. It might be in a galaxy far far away, but the broader setting plays second fiddle to the gritty atmosphere of the world of the city.

I had never heard of this author before reading this book, but I was pleasantly surprised to find memories of Christopher Priest’s Inverted World, and Robert J Sawyer’s Red Planet Blues coming back to me as I was reading it.

I think the beauty of this book is in that it does not necessarily require one to understand, or even buy into, the science in the science fiction. Onia does a good job of giving enough detail to help you understand the tension and the mystery, but doesn’t allow it to distract from the central story.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable read, and I would recommend to fans of science fiction.

4/5 stars

Transient City by Al Onia

Transient City by Al Onia

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