Review: Thrill Kings - The Size Of Minneapolis Upright by Rik Ty
Genre: Science Fiction/Short Story
“Nonstop (an interdimensional rescue worker), has to evacuate a widow and her foster children from a farmhouse before an enormous Inter-D rampages — but Nonstop can’t find any sign of the family — just the heartbreaking corpse of a friendly-looking dog. What happened?”
“Rik Ty spent the nineties on the newsstand, publishing as a writer, artist, or both, for Marvel and DC comics, Cracked Magazine, and Matchbox Toys. He has spent the current millennium as a Senior Design Manager for a major Toy Company. Thrill Kings allows him to focus his personal attentions on a long-term, all-encompassing project with a very flexible deadline - something that helps a lot.”
This is a short story designed to introduce interested readers to the authors Thrill Kings series. The story is short and intense involving a rescue of a family that is in danger. The reason for the danger has to do with a few science fiction constructs that I’m not sure I have figured out well enough to explain. The short version is that for reasons I won’t go into abrasions or “bleed zones” have developed between two different dimensions. This interaction between dimensions creates issues. The Thrill Kings in this story and presumably the other books in the series are expected to save the day when things go wrong.
This tale is well written, the characters are well-developed, and the story intense. If it sounds like your kind of science fiction, give it a try.
No significant issues.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 5-6,000 words