Mickey 7 by Edward Ashton


I haven’t been reading much science fiction as of late. I don’t know why, but I’ve been on a serious mystery kick for the last several months. However, I was having a hankering for some light science fiction and Mickey 7 showed up in my library holds.

This is a breezy book about an interstellar colony that isn’t having the best time of it. And having one of the worst times of it of all is our main character, Mickey. He’s the colony’s expendable… i.e. the person they make do the dangerous stuff and if he dies… we crack out another Mickey clone and have him try it again.

This book isn’t going to blow your mind, but it is very amusing, highly engaging, and attempts to do some new stuff with some old concepts. Totally worth a read (and I’ll be reading the sequel!).

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