Mickey7 is back but he has the Antimatter Blues.
Despite being an Expendable, who was previously just painfully regenerated whenever his missions were too much for his frail human body, he has been accepted into the colony on planet Niflheim. However, some of his actions to achieve that status (made in the previous book) are going quickly bad. Mickey7 said the good aliens had guaranteed the safety of the human base as long as he remained alive. Meanwhile, the good aliens had found the antimatter bomb/energy source that Mickey7 had hidden and traded it to the bad aliens, who really want the humans off their planet. Now, Mickey7 only has two, equally bad, choices: get the bomb back to use as energy for the failing human colony (and burn up his get-out-of-regeneration free card) or wait until the bad aliens destroy the base with the bomb. Watch how he somehow weasels his way out of that dilemma in Antimatter Blues, an original and humorous science fiction novel.
I absolutely adored the first book in this series, Mickey7, so I had to read the continuing saga. While Antimatter Blues is not quite up to the first book, it is still a clever take on the alien planet mythology with believable characters. It’s definitely a series that I will look for each year. 4 stars!
One side note, while this book can be read as a standalone, it is much better if you read the series in order because the plots are inextricably linked together.
Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.