Those Left Behind, by N.C. Scrimgeour

                This last year has been marked by my full immersion into the Self-Published Science Fiction world.  There have been so many great reviewers and writers that promote the stuff they love, and it’s been very exciting discovering what these many great authors have to offer.  In Those Left Behind, I found my favorite Self-Published novel to date.  It’s full of exciting ideas, mystery, and fascinating characters.  The writing is beautiful and as the story pushed forward I found myself not wanting to put it down.  I will undoubtedly revisit the series soon.

                New Pallas is dying and all the people that live there will perish with it, but a great, ancient structure called a waystation may offer a chance at salvation.  A variety of characters with different views, backgrounds, and prejudices leave on a mission to find that chance.  But there are other ancient waystations, and something is happening to them.   Our characters must wrestle with that great mystery, navigate the complex galactic civilization they discover after passing through the waystation, and combat the amoral interests of some of their own, to try to save the humans of New Pallas. 

                I grew to love each of the characters’ arcs in their own way and can’t wait to see what happens as all these stories converge.  The story is definitely a spiritual successor to Mass Effect and The Expanse…maybe that’s why I was so drawn to it.  If you are firmly in the self-published world and haven’t read this one, get to it.  If you haven’t read any self-published stuff, but love The Expanse and stories like it and want to throw yourself into a self-published series, this is a great place to start.

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