Gavin F (gavluvsga) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Gavin F
gavluvsga
50bookchallenge

  • Location:
  • Mood:
  • Music:

Book #39: The X-Files: Ground Zero by Kevin J. Anderson



Number of pages: 290

I read this years ago and had almost completely forgotten what happened.

Kevin J. Anderson's first X-Files fan fiction novel opens with a nuclear scientist receiving a strange message and a sample of black powder, before being mysteriously burned to a husk in an apparent freak accident, but when Mulder and Scully start investigating three more victims also die in the same manner, and none seem obviously connected.

The whole story leads them to secretive nuclear tests, and ends in an epic climactic scene.

I enjoyed Kevin J. Anderson's X-Files novels more than the older ones by Charles Grant, mostly because I like the way that he writes Mulder and Scully better and more truereading this again, I realised that while heavily political at times, it is also very thought-provoking, mostly regarding the ethical issues relating to nuclear testing, which was definitely a significant threat during the latter half of the twentieth century.

I mentioned before that I forgot what happened, and the true nature of what causes the deaths in this book is definitely something I would not have guessed. I found the climactic scenes breathtaking, just visualising the events as they were written.

Next book: The Night Book (Richard Madeley)
Tags: conspiracy fiction, fantasy, horror, modern lit, politics, sci-fi, television
Subscribe

  • December 2020 - Books 71 to 76

    71. Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park A young mixed-race girl moves with her widowed father to a fledgling South Dakota town in 1880. This is the…

  • Books 8-9

    The Butterfly House by Katrine Engberg My rating: 4 of 5 stars I received this in a Goodreads Giveaway which did not influence my review. I'm…

  • Book #8: The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second of L. Frank Baum's Oz book series, and features some…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment