Short Review – Sunshine

Last week I read a short story called Sunshine by T.C.McCarthy. Picked it up on the fly for $1.99 (Kindle edition) after spotting a review by Timothy C Ward on Goodreads. Have to say, I am very happy with my purchase!

Brilliantly suspenseful (though part of the suspense could be attributed to frequent interruptions while reading), I was on the edge of my seat throughout. I’ve been looking for some good, action SciFi recently and Sunshine was thee perfect story to break my fast.


Kyung is not a soldier, she just develops and tests their equipment, but an environment test she volunteered for is turning out to be more than she bargained for. The decision to track down a dog-like creature has kept Kyung two days longer than planned and her curiosity might just be the death of her. Experimental secrets cannot be contained; especially when they’re alive.

It wasn’t until I finished his gripping short that I found out Sunshine is set in the same world as The Subterrene Wars: a trilogy set on future earth. Not having set eyes on McCarthy’s world before, I felt immediately at home. This was a great introduction, even if it was set mid-storyline, and I’m seriously edging towards picking up a copy of Germline; Subterrene Wars Book One.

NoteSunshine does contain swearing, but I, personally, felt that it was all in good taste and aided the story rather than took away from it. Your preferences are your own, just a heads-up for my readers who would want to know.


Next week’s Wednesday post: Review – Red Rain

~ by R.S.Sharkey on August 3, 2012.

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