I came across A Game of Battleships in a second-hand bookshop a long time ago, and thought it looked interesting. However, A Game of Battleships is not the first book of its series, and I really dislike starting at any point in a series than the start – I know that any book is meant to give enough information to be enjoyed on its own, but I still find it irritating; I worry I’m missing things, or that I’d enjoy it more if I’d already formed an acquaintance with the characters.
I bought it for someone who has no such scruples, but didn’t read it myself – I vaguely looked around for the first one, but failed to find it, and the series slipped from my mind. Occasionally, I would remember some vague detail about it, but never enough to actually track it down.
Finally, I spent a while googling “space British Empire” and “science fiction lemmings”, and this gave me the name of the author again. I bought the first book – Space Captain Smith, and at last got to see if the series lived up to its concept. Continue reading “Space Captain Smith – Toby Frost (Review)”