Raka Varoule is a second-rate investigative reporter, traveling between the twenty-seven worlds of the Galactic Empire exposing minor scandals. His big break comes when he weasels his way onto the Emperor’s personal star-cruiser to report live, across the galaxy, how the Emperor is celebrating his birthday. When he exposes the biggest scandal in galactic history, he narrowly escapes with the help of a drug runner, a dominatrix, and a monkey wearing ass-less chaps. Together, they search for an escape from the Empire; a barbarian world outside Imperial control. Then things get weird.
Black Swan Planet is a rare treat of a novel. A satirical science-fiction story told in a unique way, utilizing a variety of perspectives. This story will make you both laugh out loud and keep you guessing what will happen next. James Peters has woven a story you’ll never forget, even if you lack mnemonic implants or prescription vibrating undergarments.
By Rachel K on October 31, 2017 (Amazon)
This book is well outside of my usual genres. That being said, I really enjoyed the story. When I first started the book I was a little wary because the first scene, well, let’s just say a lot happens. About 10% in the story line and character development deepens which made the rest of the book a fast-paced, comedic story. I don’t read many sci-fi books but the ones I have read do not explore the relationship between Earth and other planets/alien technology in the quite the same way and I think it would be enjoyable for any die-hard or occasional sci-fi fan.
By Epilude on December 14, 2017 (Amazon)
This book morphs into a fast-paced page-turner, infused with nuggets of eclectic humor. James Peters does a good job in adding credibility to the story by his plausible explanation of such things as fast than light travel, intergalactic communications, and advances in medicine. Highly recommended.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James Peters fell in love with Science Fiction at a young age, becoming hooked on the works of Asimov, Anderson, and Pohl (among many others), as well as the mixed bag of anything labeled Science Fiction on television or at the movies while growing up. While in grade school, he was given an assignment to write a journal about anything he wanted. He quickly filled the pages with a Buck Roger’s type adventure of robots, spaceships, and pew-pewing lasers, discovering his inner passion to write.
He writes with a gritty blend of character-driven action, wry humor, and social commentary that transports the reader through wild worlds of speculative fiction and fantasy. He’s known to cross the borders of different genres into new territory, along with an occasional ‘wink and nod’ to pop culture and other authors, then shock the reader with an unexpected turn of events.
Sit back, open your mind and enjoy the ride. Your adventure awaits.