You used to be a rabid reader of paperback adventure series like DEATHLANDS and OUTLANDERS, until you felt they were repeating themselves so much, you wondered why they even bothered coming out with new ones. Well, Mark Ellis — aka James Axler, who wrote the bulk of both series and left years ago — has taken those ideas to come up with a fresh new series, in THE SPUR: LOKI’S ROCK.
Note that this is not a rework of those series, as Ellis sets his creation on a new planet in a distant galaxy in the distant future. The intro pages set up the series very clearly: The reader will follow Col. Quentin Crockett and his Offworld Operations team on the planet Loki, part of the Orion Spur. It’s been close to 200 years since a giant catastrophe turned the planet on its head, and Crockett is given the job to explore Loki and recover information.