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Reviewed by Charles Remington for Readers' Favorite
Jim Thompson is having a hard time. His wife unexpectedly announced that she wanted a divorce and his employers made him redundant shortly after. Vincent, by Jonathan G. Meyer, tells how Jim, failing to find alternative employment and with the few savings he had long gone, has been reduced to living in his truck and scavenging dumpsters for food and anything he can use or sell. It is on one such scavenging excursion that he comes across what he thinks is a discarded drone. Believing that it must have some value, he takes it back to his truck, no easy feat as it is quite heavy, only to find the drone is in fact a miniature star ship. Not only that, but it also has the ability to shrink people and things quite dramatically so they can fit inside.
And so begins a series of adventures which will find Jim robbing a local stationer of a small pair of scissors, and the St Louis Art Museum of a much more important, unidentified artefact. In the process, he makes the acquaintance of an attractive and sympathetic woman who is destined to play a major role in his future. Slowly, an astounding story unfolds which will involve Jim in a desperate attempt to save both planet Earth and the star ship’s own home planet. But there are forces ranged against them, powerful forces with their own agendas. As the action moves from St Louis to a remote Caribbean island, Jim’s mission becomes increasingly perilous. And when a violent storm hits, can they even survive, let alone prevail?
Vincent by Jonathan G. Meyer is classic American science fiction. It reminded me of the type of tale often aired on programmes like the Twilight Zone or the Outer Limits. The story is well structured and the narrative moves along at a brisk pace, gripping one’s attention throughout. The characters are solid and lucidly drawn by an author well versed in his craft, although I must admit the ship’s AI came across as a little stilted in its dialogue. Mr Meyer has created a fine addition to the sci-fi genre. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale and do not hesitate to recommend it.