For Us Humans
By Steve Rzasa
Enclave Publishing, Aug. 14, 2018
Caz Fortel is a great liar. In fact, he’s a professional.
It’s his job to lie to people who steal works of art, and to get the goods back. But when Caz gets the big call from the FBI—a million bucks to recover a stolen statue of significant cultural value—it comes with a downside. His assigned partner has more of an interest in Jesus than Caz is comfortable with. Oh, and he’s an alien with four arms and a tremendous sense of smell.
When aliens showed up fifteen years ago, Earth cut a deal to join the Panstellar Consociation as a protectorate, allowing their new neighbors to set up a warp tunnel in orbit, in exchange for advanced tech secrets. Now Caz is caught up in the retrieval of their missing statue, and they want the mission kept quiet.
Or Earth could be in very, very big trouble.
For Us Humans is the ultimate nerd book. Its filled with tongue-in-cheek humor and references to sci-fi films, tv shows, and characters. While reading I couldn’t help but underlining my favorite passages and references. There is a lot of humor packed in, but also a lot of depth and meaning. At one point, the main character breaks the fourth wall and it made me laugh out loud… in public… and people stared. Just a warning for you.
There is a lot of action and fast-paced dialog in this book. Between the rapid-fire references, the bar fights, and the gun-wielding aliens, you won’t be able to put this book down. I would recommend this as a must-read for those who love Galaxy Quest, Firefly, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and more.
It should be noted that this is a Christian science fiction book, but could definitely be enjoyed by the general market. Between the two main characters there is a lot of tension, primarily regarding Christianity and the importance of faith. Caz plays the ultimate tough guy–drinking away his worries, spending nights with women who’s names he doesn’t remember, but he wants something more. When he’s partnered with the alien Nil, he has to face the facts that this alien knows more about his own “human” religion than he does. What follows is a conversation about race, species, and religion that encourages us to unite the most divided of us.
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