Review of A. Dale Triplett's Halcyon's Wake

I love this book. Can't believe I just said that, but it's true. Something about Triplett's style, plotting and the subject matter gave me that feeling I used to get as a kid when I'd read something that would make me giggle and squirm and be mortified at the same time, and just be thinking, "this is sooo cool." I mean, we've got astronauts, aliens, mythological beings, and even Bigfeet, Bigfoots Sasquatches, yeah those things. Triplett makes it work. And a comet is heading straight toward earth - far faster than a comet should be able to travel. Straightforward, intelligent prose with style in a fast moving adventure that takes us into orbit, beneath the earth, and even to the moon.

As fantastical as that all sounds, Triplett brings his military experience, as both Marine and Airman, to bear with just enough technical and procedural detail to make it all feel just right. His knowledge (and obvious fascination with) space travel, UFOs, and mythology is apparent throughout, and infuses the story with his bubbling enthusiasm for all things wacky - but possible.

If you haven't read it, and are looking for something seriously fun and refreshing but with real depth, then do. Right away. You won't be disappointed.