A Private Cosmos – Philip Jose Farmer

A Private Cosmos
Philip Jose Farmer
World of Tiers #3

Summary:

The creater of the world of tiers is missing, and his sometime pal Kickaha sets out to find him for his own purposes, having adventures along the way.

Review:

Kickaha (aka Paul Janus Finegan) as Philip Jose Farmer notes, is a thinly disguised alternate self who has by now become the focus of the series. He’s a relatively amoral trickster-type, constantly getting into scrapes, but escaping through native cleverness and charm. He’s not, unfortunately, likable or credible.

The situation isn’t helped by Farmer’s fairly impractical teleportation mechanism – pairs of match metal arcs. It doesn’t make much sense, and Farmer essentially recognizes this, allowing the once-rare arcs to multiply without regard for logic. At certain points, the action was unclear enough that I lost track of what was happening, but didn’t particularly care. All in all, a haphazard and uninteresting sequel.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

03 December 2017   Science fiction | Philip Jose Farmer | World of Tiers |

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