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Assurity-A Sci-Fy Space Thriller


Loved it! 😍

Assurity’s urgent and exciting plotline was matched only by my urgent need to keep turning pages to find out what would happen next!

"Assurity" is an intense and exhilarating science fiction story. From the start, there was a desperate sense of urgency as the characters fought to complete their mission while meeting and overcoming one obstacle after another. The main character, Veronika Taylor Morgan, makes an agonizingly tough decision to lead the mission, and as a consequence, must leave her sick child, Ori, behind on Earth.

Her young crew, almost all of whom had trained together but never actually served in space, view her as an outsider and not one of their group. I thought the author did a great job of recreating a work situation where there were strictly younger workers with an older boss and the resulting clashes between the generations. Their relationship worked out favorably and quickly. However, some of the crew's commentary could have come straight from any current office, and I thought this was a brilliant situational setting aboard the ship. I also liked that I got to know almost all of the individual crew members over the course of the story and that none were really left in the background. The mix of nationalities, genders, humans, androids, and AI life forms provided some additional conflicts and contrasts and was great.

"Assurity" is definitely a page-turner! The action is constant, and the crew's adventures kept me completely engaged. There were plot twists all along the way, and I was surprised many times. There was an ending that I didn't see coming that made things even more interesting, maybe for future books. There are supernatural elements of a biblical nature to the plot, but I don't want to give away any of this.

"Assurity" would appeal to teens and adults, especially to SciFi readers who enjoy first contact stories and those with an emphasis on character interaction. There is a good amount of historical references, tech, and science to enjoy as well and should satisfy readers that like a harder SciFi story without overwhelming those that do not. 

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About the author

Anthony Barbera began his author career writing music for films and commercials. His novels: 'Catching Baby Moses;' 'The First Rains of October'; 'Jonah In the Time of the Kings' and 'Assurity: A Supernatural Space Thriller. His screenplays: 'An American Psalm,' 'Catching Baby Moses', & 'Assurity... view profile

Published on November 11, 2020

70000 words

Genre: Science Fiction

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