Book Review: “Apollo’s Outcasts” by Allen Steele

On the whole, Apollo’s Outcasts is a good book, a fast read, and a story that is accessible not only to the YA audience but to an adult one as well. Allen Steele has been writing for a long time, and he knows the craft of this sort of story. It’s a strong sci-fi adventure novel with a lot of good science that doesn’t get bogged down in the detailed explanations — and, honestly, even the infodumps are interesting because, unlike fantasy novels that focus on magic, most of the stuff in Apollo’s Outcasts is not only plausible but also within our reach.

About Josh Roseman

Josh Roseman (not the trombonist; the other one) has been published in -- among others -- Asimov's, Escape Pod, and Evil Girlfriend Media. He's published two short-story collections, THE CLOCKWORK RUSSIAN and BOSS FIGHT, as well as a novel, AFTER THE APOCALYPSE. When not writing, he mostly complains that he's not writing. Find him online at, or on Twitter @listener42.
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