Title: The Deep Range
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Page Count/Review Word Count: 206
The Arthur C. Clarke (space) odyssey continues, although that little joke doesn’t work because this is one of those rare science fiction novels that’s set here on earth. Specifically, we’re heading out to the ocean and looking at the phenomenon of intensive deep sea farming and marine biology, touching on some themes that reminded me of Dolphin Island.
The science is pretty good, but so is the story line. The characterisation is good too, especially when it comes to one of the characters who has a murky past and a sort of lingering PTSD due to what he experienced when he was out in space.
It’s a pretty gripping read, but it’s not the best of Clarke’s novels and so you should treat it accordingly. I wouldn’t prioritise it over his more well-known stuff, but once you’re at the point that I am where you’re starting to scrape the barrel a little bit, it’s certainly worth picking it up.
Other than that, I don’t have much more to say. It’s pretty typical for what it is, and that’s about all for this one.