New Release REVIEW : Potential Energy – Kim Fielding

Potential Energy Book Cover Potential Energy
Kim Fielding
Science Fiction, LGBTQ, Space Fleet
DSP Publications
April 5, 2022

When interstellar smuggler Haz Taylor loses his ship, his money, and his tattered reputation, drinking himself to death on a backwater planet seems like his only option. Then the Coalition offers him a contract to return a stolen religious artifact. Sounds simple enough, but politics can be deadly—and the artifact’s not enthusiastic about being returned.

Haz didn’t sign up to be prisoner transport, but he’s caught between a blaster and hard vacuum. Still, that doesn’t mean he can’t show his captive some kindness. It costs him nothing to give Mot the freedom to move about the ship, to eat when he’s hungry… to believe that he’s a person. It’s only until they reach Mot’s planet. Besides, the Coalition would hate it, which is reason enough.

Then he finds out what awaits Mot at home, and suddenly hard vacuum doesn’t look so bad. Haz is no hero, but he can’t consign Mot to his fate. Somewhere under the space grime, Haz has a sliver of principle. It’s probably going to get him killed, but he doesn’t have much to live for anyway….

Review By D.B. Wilson

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team


This book was full of adventure that sent the reader through a futuristic scenario where humans had almost abandoned Earth and now occupied countless planets across the galaxy.

What I liked:

I loved how the author pointed out to the reader what it could and probably would look like if humans controlled the universe, especially if that control was over a variety of species. It’s almost a cautionary tale of how toxic commercialism is a threat to not only us but other humanoid species in the future.

The only complaint I had about this book was at one point I wondered if it was ever going to end, or if the author was going to throw us into another set of circumstances for the bullish MC to overcome, then when the book ended it ended abruptly.

My critique would be that this might’ve been better stretched out into a series.

All that being said, it was a very nice read, and I did enjoy it. Despite my critique, I’m still giving it a 5-star review, because frankly, in the end, I’d rather have too much of a good thing then wish I had more once it’s over.



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