Book Reviews

Matching Vectors by Lee Comyn at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Science Fiction / Future Earth / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 03-June-2013

Book Blurb

Fin and his racing team came to the asteroid belt to maintain their reputation as the best of the best. Fin’s race starts out easy: his biggest rival is flying like an idiot, and Fin is confidently moving toward the win. The only interesting bit is a newbie named Sean who plays with his life by cutting too close to every asteroid—and against all logic, he’s pulling it off. Then Fin takes a chance, making a decision that will change his racing and flirting forever. Can Fin come to terms with his choice and match his vector to Sean’s, or will pride rule out racing toward a future together?

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2013 Daily Dose package "Make a Play".


Book Review

A very imaginative story about space racing, this "invented" sport reminded me of a sailing competition here on Earth. Of course, there is an entirely different set of skills involved in a space race, it's taking place in three dimensions rather than just two, and the competitors are working with thrust rather than wind (an external force), but still, the similarities were interesting.

Fin is a master at winning miniship races. His reputation is stellar, and racing seems to be his whole life. His sister is into it as well, as are all his friends (or so it seems). Fin runs into a new guy just before the race, and the attraction sizzles to the point where they take it into a private cabin to try to extinguish the "fires". Not that Fin lets that interfere with his focus on next day's race through the asteroid field. Racing is everything to him, and persona relationships, as fun as they might be, come a distant second.

Sean is a newbie racer, and he pulls off some daring moves. Nobody knows anything about him, but he manages to win the race just ahead of Fin – much to everyone's shock. The fallout from that will have Fin, who doesn't like to lose, reeling for a while! He is ready to explode with anger as he makes his way back to the station to confront the stranger…

If you like creative stories about possible futuristic sports that can be imagined but are not yet possible due to missing technological developments, if you enjoy reading about some very competitive men who are not so very different from men today, and if you're looking for a read that is somewhat "out there" in terms of environment, yet firmly rooted in human nature, then you will probably like this short story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 52 pages/12783 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-June-2013
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