Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Book Review : The VC's Back In Action - Dan Abnett 6*
On the critical side, I can't help feeling that most of Abnett's VC's moves over well trodden ground, the book shares elements of the films Starship Troopers, Alien and even Predator, perhaps this is just because there is so little truly new space to be found in sci-fi, or in that re-working an old story you are by necessity stuck with certain well used elements of the plot. Spoiler ahead : I thought Abnett had pulled off a brave stroke in the character decimating style of Steven Erikson which would, in my opinion, have lifted the book a little, but Abnett returns all the characters to more or less full health.
A decent enough tpb, I enjoyed it, and I can't deny that I enjoyed it because it stirred echoes from my childhood, I would be interested to hear someones opinion of the comic for whom Back In Action would be their first encounter with the VC's.