Eden West

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2015 I read it: July 2015 This is the story of Jacob, raised in a cult in rural Montana since age five. He’s about to turn 18 and faces a life of dutiful faith, with a wife chosen for him. His straightforward path is shaken up by two…

The Klaatu Terminus

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Klaatu Diskos (#3) Published: 2014 I read it: January 2015 It’s the end of the road for Pete Hautman’s Klaatu Diskos mythology. In the first book we met our classic young male protagonist, Tucker Feye. In installment number two, the action shifted to the otherworld…

The Cydonian Pyramid

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Klaatu Diskos (#2) Published: 2013 I read it: October 2013 A solid part two to Hautman’s Klaatu Diskos trilogy. We finally learn what the klaatu are: “transcended” beings who exist in ghostlike digital form. The book outlines better distinctions of the major sects across various…

The Obsidian Blade

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Part of series: The Klaatu Diskos (#1) Published: 2012 I read it: April 2012 Pete Hautman’s sci-fi kickoff is a fun, breezy read with interesting implications. Tucker Feye travels through time to find his parents, jumping from fantastical sci-fi futures to the most critical historical events of our time.…

The Big Crunch

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2011 I read it: April 2013 The book is split into the four seasons. I started with Fall on a bright, reflective spring day while sitting at the cemetery. Over the next couple weeks I got through Winter and Spring with appropriate weather to match, then had to…

Rash

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2007 I read it: May 2012 A lively offering from Pete Hautman, Rash concerns itself with an angry young man named Bo living in a future North American dystopia. There is high school frustration, police state anxiety, technology advanced yet believable, quite a bit of football, and a few…

Godless

Author: Pete Hautman Type: Fiction, novel Published: 2005 I read it: April 2010 First of all, I read this book in one day. Woo! That doesn’t happen too often. Anyway… Godless is funny and irreverent in all the ways you’d expect. Plus, it’s just a damn good story. Jason Bock is a bored teenager who…