Sane Grace


Fiction - Science Fiction
229 Pages
Reviewed on 06/09/2021
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Author Biography



Oliver Phipps is a best-selling author, entrepreneur and adventurer. He served as a paratrooper in the United States Army and studied at MSC.

In the late 1980s through mid 90s Oliver pursued his love of music. He enjoyed traveling, playing percussion and writing lyrics for popular bands. During this time Oliver also began writing short stories and articles.

After playing for thousands through the fall and winter of 1996 Oliver's band abruptly disbanded. In early spring of 1997 Oliver, along with a guitarist friend, got together with the intention to form a new group. But rather than form a new band the two put together an expedition plan for traveling to Northern Canada and Alaska in order to prospect for gold.

Leaving in April of 1997 Oliver and company traveled up the historic AL-CAN highway. After exploring the Yukon and Northwest territories of Canada as well as the arctic circle the team traveled over the Top of the World highway to Alaska.

1999-2000 Oliver traveled through Asia, visiting Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan among other countries.

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues to write books, articles and short stories. Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Steve Leshin for Readers' Favorite

Sane Grace by Oliver Phipps takes place in the future. The world is divided into regions and the main character is based in San Antonio, the capital of the central region of the Commonwealth of the Americas. Her name is Grace, and she can kicks ass as a special agent for a military police force in her region. The opening chapter introduces the reader to the young woman who wears tight-fitting apparel and flirts with criminal types. That is just first impressions. There is more to Grace than meets the eye and as the story progresses we are not sure whose side she is on. Grace likes to drink, flirt, and wisecrack with anyone within earshot, especially her superiors in the military. This proves to be vexing to the people she works for and they would like nothing better than to get rid of her. However, someone up high is protecting her for some reason.

Sane Grace works as a novella with snappy dialogue and a not too complicated plot. The secondary characters are along for the ride most of the time, except for Grace’s visits with Brad, who appears later on. The usual high-tech toys help set the futuristic setting that Grace operates in. A good portion of these helps her do very special jobs for her bosses. She also has personal problems off the job, and this becomes more important toward the concluding chapters. Oliver Phipps knows how to spin a tale with some witty dialogue from Grace, who seems to outthink and outperform her contemporaries in all situations. The chapters are relatively short and move along to keep your interest as a good story should. An enigma to everyone, her actions cause those around her to consider her insane. Find out the answer in this short but satisfying read.