Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Moon Called Sun / Christopher F. Cobb

Reviewed by: Michael Thal

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

Approximate word count: 110-115,000 words

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Christopher F. Cobb, the father of three children, is the Manager of Media Services at Palm Beach State College in Florida. At night and during his spare time he wields a pen doing what he loves best, writing.


In 1967 accountant Steven J. Murphy mysteriously disappears leaving behind a mound of human ash. In 7013 scientist Snow White escapes from his dying society only to meet the same fate; as did Josette Legard, a 1942 French freedom fighter for the French resistance against Nazi occupation of France. Only Trace and his dog Skiff from 2012 manage to avoid the ash heap, but they wind up in 1818 Florida with a tribe of Seminole Indians.


Author Christopher F. Cobb writes an imaginative science fiction novel with superb characterization and a fascinating premise. When the three main characters interact with alien civilizations based on a moon called Sun, Cobb develops a unique dialect of English that at first is off putting, but soon becomes a delightful experience with humorous innuendo. The only fault that can be found in this novel are the numerous tangents the writer takes that this reviewer felt unnecessary and not driving the plot forward. Take out twenty-five pages of these scenes, seemingly written to amuse the author, then A Moon Called Sun would become first rate.

Format/Typo Issues:

No significant issues

Rating: *** Three stars


Walter Knight said...

Christopher Cobb is another of the growing list of Penumbra Publishing authors. Penumbra Publishing is a new small press with an honest and talented editor. I'm proud to have joined them.

Good job, Christopher.

Penumbra Publishing said...

The humor and spontaneity of Christopher's writing are what initially made this book attractive as a publishing project.

The story is zany and fun, and takes the reader on quite a bizarre journey. It's pure entertainment with enough twists to surprise and delight any sci-fi reader.

Patricia Morrison, Acquisitions Editor
Penumbra Publishing