Little Green Men is a tribute to the works of Philip K. Dick, hailing back to classic science fiction stories of the 1950s.
The crew of the Dei Gratia set down on a frozen planet and are attacked by little green men. Chief Science Officer David Michaels struggles with the impossible situation unfolding around him as the crew are murdered one by one. With the engines offline and power fading, he races against time to understand this mysterious threat and escape the planet alive.
5 of 5 Stars
Little Green Men by Peter Cawdron was a great ride. I enjoyed it very much and sped right through it, never finding myself bored or distracted by outside factors. The crew of the Dei Gratia have a unique experience during their exploration of a possible mining site. They must conquer themselves and work together to understand the mystery that is presented to them in the hope of getting away alive.
This was a good first contact story of the old style variety. The writing was excellent as was the storytelling. I felt like I was there and that’s what I’m looking for from a story. Any time you find yourself physically cringing in your chair as the characters go to peek around a corner there is no doubt that the author has done their job. One of the things I really enjoy about Peter Cawdron’s stories is that he seems like the kind of person who sits around in the evening fully exploring the what-if scenarios before him, waiting patiently until he finds just the scenario he is seeking. This generally leads to some kind of interesting and intelligent twist away from what you were expecting as a reader. I like to be surprised so this is a very appealing quality for me in fiction. All in all it was a fun read and I really enjoyed it. I hope you will too. Once again, Peter Cawdron has given us a tale with something to think about when we head to the stars.