Planet Purgatory – Benedict J. Martin

Charlie Robot is a popular book here at The Book Reviewers, so we were interested to see how Benedict J. Martin’s next novel would live up to expectations, especially as he treads very different ground this time. Whereas Charlie Robot is a humorous sci-fi novel about a man pretending to be an android, Planet Purgatory is about a farmer, David Eno, who lives with his parents and his revenant dog on a bizarre alien planet, except David believes that they are actually living in purgatory. In terms of imagination and ambition, it beats Charlie Robot hands down, and that’s...

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