Thursday, April 11, 2013

A to Z April Challenge 2013 ~ J ~ Jigsaw by Douglas Smith

By: Douglas Smith

Humans are just beginning to explore the outer reaches of our solar system when the wormships are discovered outside the orbit of Pluto.
Abandoned? Lost? 
Or left to be found? Found with charted wormholes in Sol System. Found with incredibly ancient yet perfectly functioning Wormer technology.
Five years later, humanity is exploring the stars.
But now something has gone wrong with the perfect Wormer technology. The orbit of the wormship, The Johannes Kepler, is decaying, and Cassie Morant, ship geologist, has less than twenty-four hours to solve a planet-sized, eons-old puzzle--or the entire crew will die. Cassie's good at puzzles, but this one has a piece missing. A big piece.
Now Cassie has one last chance to save the ship and the man she loves. But time's running out...

My Review:

If I have any complaint about this one is that it is too short!!!  Jigsaw is just a small glimpse into a future universe where mankind is using alien technology to explore, and what a glimpse it is!
The main character Cassie is interesting and smart.  The technology is easily described without turning into a textbook.  The universe still has secrets to reveal, but the story left it in such a way as to be intriguing, not annoying.
 The author’s afterward says that this is the only novel so far in the Wormer universe, but that he might return to it one day.  I hope that day is soon!

This post is part of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2013.


  1. Nice that you are doing book reviews. Good luck with that.

  2. I had to buy it. This is right up my alley. Thanks for the review!

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog:

    1. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  3. I love SF and the premise of this one sounds great! It's so clever to have technology come from a mystery race. Wish I'd thought of that! lol

    1. It is a good book, you should check it out if you get a chance! Thanks for stopping by!