Jason M. Hough
Random House Publishing Group - Del Rey Spectra
When starting Darwin Elevator I wasn’t really sure what to expect. But the promise of science fiction involving space travel, high action, and even some mystery seemed pretty appealing. The book begins by introducing the reader to a ravaged future earth. Where an alien created space elevator has not only made one city, the last hope for humanity but also potentially the final resting place for it. The main character Skylar is a typical action movie flawed hero with his ragtag group of space scavengers. The book has heavy strokes of everything from Firefly to 28 Days later. It began as a pretty descent book; but by the end I was just bored. Until the VERY end, which seemed to hold out hope of even more promise in the next book. While I certainly enjoyed some of my time with Darwin Elevator. I would have been much happier had the book been much shorter. Maybe around 200 pages rather than more than double that. But again, there is always hope for the future.